The three scenarios of "Our New Europe" correspond with the three most frequently discussed visions for Europe. The following applies to all of them:
"Brussels" (i.e., the vast majority of the EU elites, politicians and its administration) continues to strive for an ever closer, more centralized, politically integrated and bigger Union; finally, for a global power, the United States of Europe - presumably as so far without asking its citizens to decide in EU wide referenda. Even national referenda on Europe have if possible to be avoided, inappropriate results to be ignored or corrected.
Additional powers are transferred from the member countries to "Brussels", to begin with to form a common economic and financial government for the Euro zone (with EU tax, transfer payments from the wealthier to less wealthy countries). A common European policy is needed to cope with the refugee crises, involving Turkey, with which negotiations on its EU membership shall be accelerated. A way back from the EU+ does not exist (Section 2.1).
EU opponents (e.g. the United Kingdom Independence Party, UKIP) do not believe that the EU can really be reformed. They want their country to withdraw from the Union (maintaining however trade relations; respectively not to join the EU, if it is not yet a member), so that it can recover the right to decide its own laws (e.g. on immigration) and sign international agreements (section 2.2).
According to EU critics and sceptics, the EU shall become more flexible, more decentralized and more democratic. In the scenario EU* transformed, the citizens all over Europe shall therefore decide in popular referenda on their country's adherence to a politically integrated core EU, or to the European common market / economic area (including the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, but without the Euro), or to a large European free trade zone, open to all European countries between Reykjavik and Vladivostok; and which role they as citizens want to play in this Europe.
If this scenario achieves solid majorities in many countries, in a hight turn-out "Our New Europe" referendum, this result could rapidly launch the transformation of the EU into a Europe at variable geometry, close to the citizens (section 2.3).
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