For TUEM, who represents the vast majority of operational staff in Maastricht UAC, it is clear that Deloitte, or whoever fed them this recommendation, was not held back by any concerns for the complex consequences of the recommendation to separate MUAC from the EUROCONTROL organisation, nor of the impossibility of achieving this within 2 or 3 years. If they had bothered to examine the numerous previous studies on the subject, they could have realised that the cost increase for the Four States (and, ultimately, the airspace users) are prohibitive, as are the practical and legal implications of such a far-reaching decision.
Unfortunately, the above does not mean it cannot happen. It is common knowledge that the Director General hates the increased autonomy that the Four States have negotiated for MUAC in response to a previous institutional study from 2014. The Deloitte report incorrectly states that this approach is not working: it has not even been implemented yet! The sensible thing would be to give that new setup a fair chance. Unfortunately, the sensible thing would also have been to hang on to €298.500 during the worst crisis our industry has experienced, rather than squander it on a poorly executed and flawed study.