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Glossary of summaries
‘Variable-geometry’ Europe is the term used to describe the idea of a method of differentiated integration in the European Union. It acknowledges that, particularly since the EU's membership almost doubled in under a decade, there may be irreconcilable differences among countries and that there should be a means to resolve such stalemates.
It would enable groups of countries wishing to pursue a given goal to do so, while allowing those opposed to hold back.