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What’s the score?

Each country has been grouped according to its overall position, with additional consideration of high performance in specific areas.

The four groups are: leaders, strivers, one-hit wonders, and underperformers.


Countries that champion European sovereignty through their excellent contribution in specific areas or very strong performance overall.


    Countries that receive relatively high scores overall – and that make an important contribution to European sovereignty in at least three areas.

      One-hit wonders

      Countries that are doing neither particularly well nor poorly overall – but that are helpful in one or two areas of European sovereignty.


        Countries with low or very low scores. They do not pull their weight in strengthening European sovereignty, due to insufficient resources, commitment, or both in multiple areas of sovereignty.