Type: Working Paper
External differentiation in the EU
Working Paper, EUI RSC, 2022/26, Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)
KEATING, Michael, FROMMELT, Christian, HIX, Simon, MÜFTÜLER-BAÇ, Meltem, External differentiation in the EU, EUI RSC, 2022/26, Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU) - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74404
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External differentiation refers to the various relationships the EU has with neighbouring countries with which it has a formal agreement. There is a general principle that the more access associated countries have to the EU Single Market, the more regulatory alignment they must accept. There is, however, no standard formula for achieving this. The only standardised arrangement is the European Economic Area and even that varies in detail for the individual states. Otherwise the arrangements differ according to concerns about sovereignty, sectoral interests, regulatory styles, power politics and the salience of particular issues and the overall trajectory of associated states towards or away from the EU.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74404
Series/Number: EUI RSC; 2022/26; Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)
Publisher: European University Institute
Keyword(s): Differentiated integration European Union External differentiation Sovereignty Market access
Grant number: H2020/822304/EU
Sponsorship and Funder information:
This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 822304. The content of this document represents only the views of the InDivEU consortium and is its sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.