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The EU Budget: Responsibility without accountability? CEPS Paperbacks. November 2010

Cipriani, Gabrielle (2010) The EU Budget: Responsibility without accountability? CEPS Paperbacks. November 2010. Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Paperbacks . UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9789461380531

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    Abstract

    How, for what and to whom can citizens hold accountable the expenditure of some €120 billion each year by the EU budget? This book highlights three main factors that lie at the root of an accountability gap: opaque revenue arrangements making citizens unaware of their contribution, the setting of numerous and grand objectives whose vague expectations are hard to account for and, finally, the delegation of the main management to member state bodies that are not accountable at EU level. Amidst the on-going review of the EU budget, the author argues the need to combine a definition of European added-value based on limited and achievable objectives with one single accountability framework. This should follow a political mandate given to the Commission, which would then assume the role of ’programme manager’ having both the authority over trustful delegated bodies and the legitimacy to implement the necessary measures to achieve the intended objectives.

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    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: European Union; Fiscal Policy; EU budget; Fiscal Federalism.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > budgets & financing
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Paperbacks
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 08:20
    Number of Pages: 159
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2011 08:20
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32650

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