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general-interest services

Government; Mechanisms

"General-interest services" are services considered to be in the general interest by the public authorities and accordingly subjected to specific public-service obligations. They include non-market ...

'Multi-speed' Europe

Government; Mechanisms

"Multi-speed" Europe is the term used to describe the idea of a method of differentiated integration whereby common objectives are pursued by a group of Member States both able and willing to ...

collective defence

Government; Mechanisms

Collective defence refers to participation in the defence of Europe under the Treaties of Brussels (Article V) and Washington (Article 5), which stipulate that in the event of aggression, the ...

convergence criteria

Government; Mechanisms

Within the EU in order to ensure the sustainable convergence required for the achievement of economic and monetary union (EMU), the Treaty sets four convergence criteria which must be met by each ...

'Variable-geometry' Europe

Government; Mechanisms

'Variable-geometry' Europe is the term used to describe the idea of a method of differentiated integration which acknowledges that there are irreconcilable differences within the integration ...

Europe 'à la carte'

Government; Mechanisms

This refers to the idea of a non-uniform method of integration which allows Member States of EU to select policies as if from a menu and involve themselves fully in those policies; there would still ...

citizens’ initiative

Government; Mechanisms

In order to increase the participation of European citizens in the democratic life of the European Union, Article 11 of the Treaty on European Union establishes a citizens’ initiative right. It ...

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