Whilst Merkel continues, as seems most likely, in being a willing puppet of Washington, then apart from Germany, the rest of us in the EU will continue to be screwed.
Devolution of power is not something that AmeriKa will tolerate in their ultimate goal, that of total hegemony!
Merkel buys into this big-time. She understands full well that the powerhouse which is Germany has historically used similar strategies to achieve the 'Uber Alles' ambitions that it enjoyed prior to both World Wars…and here they go again …leading Europe by the nose!..
I suspect that there are a few turning in their graves in Ypres, the Somme and Normandy as they watch us stagger blindly towards a German led integrated (fluffy) Europe seen dancing to the tune of its Washington master.
As for devolution, the rules of engagement are clearly stated here:
DEVOLUTION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE PLACE FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN EU POLICY MAKING AND DELIVERY
Go well..go safe