Erosion of sovereignty

Other Names:
Infringement of national sovereignty
Diminishing power of the state

The principle of national sovereignty is eroding because of increased interdependence between nations, regions and continents and because of increased vigour of sub-national regions.


The development of the European Community is creating a super-national entity with increasingly important smaller regions, such as Scotland, Wales, Catalonia, Euzkadi, Flanders, Wallonia, Sicily, Piedmont, Venetia, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Bavaria, which will outlast the 12 nations that make up the Community.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
13.05.2019 – 20:47 CEST