A term used for organisations and persons who are not opposed to membership of the EU, but are sceptical towards EU-wide integration in matters they believe can be dealt with more efficiently at a national level through measures adopted in the national Parliaments.

Euro-realists favour close and binding European co-operation in areas where the national Parliaments are not able to govern efficiently. They are not anti-federalists per se, but do not believe that a "European people", or demos, exists to provide the basis of a European federal democracy.