The European Institutions take away the freedom from the European nations and introduce useless standards, legal and economic. They also interfere through these instruments in cultural issues and issues related to social policy and migration.
Article 5 of the Treaty on the European Union ensured the principle of subsidiarity, which guarantees that decisions are taken as closely as possible to the citizen and that constant checks are made to verify that action at EU level is justified in light of the possibilities available at national, regional or local level. It is the principle whereby the EU does not take action (except in the areas that fall within its exclusive competence), unless it is more effective than action taken at national, regional or local level. Learn more here.
The acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - is binding on all the EU member states. It is constantly evolving and comprises:
However, operating on a basis of mutual agreement and cooperation, the EU respects the will of its members to opt-out from certain policies.