It's EU. "E" first. The same goes to the "consolidation" concept, always championed by the French who can't get over their diminishing influence in the EU, so they always try to erect new barriers to prevent more integration. The Germans especially should be afraid of a two-speed Europe. I understand that dealing with the ones of Britain (often followed by Czechia, sadly) is frustrating, but the moment we split the EU into plus and minus categories, we can just give up. It would inevitably get entrenched and the project would grind to a halt. I only support the notion of having multiple opt-in/opt-out categories (commons currency, Schengen, etc.). If a country doesn't want to participate, fine, but it must not be allowed to block the others from going further.