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At the end of this month, European Union leaders (except for British Prime Minister Theresa May) will gather in Italy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.EU is at a crossroads.The Commission's recent "White Paper on the Future of Europe" that sets out five possible paths forward for Europe, from narrowing the EU's focus to the single market to deepening and broadening integration.One absolutely fundamental question that the white paper fails to consider is how authority should be distributed within the EU. Here, the EU does not have five options, but two: transnational or intergovernmental. The choice will require EU leaders first to assess, with honesty and even bravery, where the EU is right now. They must be willing to call a spade a spade – or, in this case, to call the EU an intergovernmental organization in transnational clothing. It is not what the EU's founders envisioned, but it is workable, as long as Europeans acknowledge that this is the approach they are taking, and set the floor for cooperation reasonably high.The EU may not have many more opportunities to reflect on its present and clarify its future.
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