The president’s proposals contradict the “multispeed Europe” that has been endorsed by France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Jarosław Kaczyński previously resisted a one-size-fits-all approach to European integration and rightly so.
France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree that countries in the EU should be allowed to integrate at different speeds.
The European Commission’s scenarios range from muddling through to something resembling a federal Europe.
Non-euro states would feel left out in a two-speed Europe, but integration at multiple speeds has its own challenges.
Rather than force all 28 states into preformulated models of cooperation, why not allow them some flexibility?
Britain’s exit might give way to a more flexible EU in which countries can opt in and out of integration schemes.
A semi-detached Britain could widen the gap between countries that use the euro and the ones that don’t.
The once and possibly future president calls for different levels of integration for euro and non-euro states.
Making other leaders see that Europe can no longer move at one speed is an accomplishment.