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Goodbye, Agenda 2000 - Hello, Agenda 2003: Effects of the Berlin Summit on Own Resources, Expenditures and EU Net Balances. CEPS Working Document No. 140, February 2000

Nunez Ferrer, Jorge and Emerson, Michael. (2000) Goodbye, Agenda 2000 - Hello, Agenda 2003: Effects of the Berlin Summit on Own Resources, Expenditures and EU Net Balances. CEPS Working Document No. 140, February 2000. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the development of the negotiations from the birth of the Agenda 2000 proposals to the end of the Berlin European Council Summit and discusses the consequences of the outcome. The study shows to what extent net contributions to the EU budget and narrow national interests dominated the negotiations, at the expense of the original aims of the reforms (to prepare the Union for enlargement and for the next round of WTO negotiations), which were practically forgotten. This type of behaviour is by no means unique. On the contrary, it has been recurrent in the history of the EU. Estimates of future expenditures and own resources show that the Berlin European Council conclusions will prove to be far from satisfactory.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other international institutions > GATT/WTO
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Agenda 2000
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > budgets & financing
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009
    Page Range: p. 42
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:16
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11703

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