Juncker's White Paper

Juncker's White Paper

When Commission President Juncker presented his White Paper on the Future of the EU in March 2017, he presented five scenarios for a future EU. One of them was called "Doing Less More Efficiently". Juncker made ist clear immediately after his presentation that he himself rejected this option and included it for the sake of completeness. But he nevertheless set up a working group, as for all his proposals.

The "Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and Doing Less More Efficiently" came to the conclusion that the idea of "less Europe" was impossible to implement. After five meetings from January to July 2018, the working group concluded that no area could be identified in which competences or policy areas could be returned to the Member States. In his speech on the State of the Union in September 2018, Juncker then said that the Member States should decide on summer and winter time themselves. Is that all that remains in the minds of the Centrists of the concept of subsidiarity?


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