The pilot licensing process in Europe seems to be rather, well, complex... I've heard of JAA, JAR-FCL and now apparently EASA licenses, although EASA's website says otherwise:
the Agency is not authorised to issue pilot licences and therefore there will not be any EASA pilot licence in the future
And on top of that, individual countries can issue their own licenses (or at least ratings) that may not be valid in other countries.
So is there any such thing as a single European (EASA) pilot's license? What I mean by that is a single license that allows a pilot to operate any European registered aircraft in any European country, e.g a UK pilot flying an F-registered (French) aircraft in Germany?
There's some overlap with this question, but the answers there don't cover the practical use of a single pilot's license throughout Europe in the way I described.
EDIT: to clarify some comments, by "Europe" I mean EASA member states (let's keep it simple); and I'm asking about pilot licensing in general regardless of the type of flying. If there's any difference in where private/commercial/ATP license holders are allowed to operate in Europe that would be interesting to know.