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Financing the European Union: Options for Reform

Nicolaides, Phedon and Talsma, Frank. (2005) Financing the European Union: Options for Reform. EIPAScope, 2005 (2). pp. 27-34.

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    This article reviews the budget of the Union, its size, sources of revenue, areas of expenditure and considers, first, how it may be reformed so that it can serve better the objectives of the Union and, second, how Member States can share more fairly the burden of financing it. The article argues that agricultural spending should be reduced, structural funds should be more concentrated and that any mechanism to correct budgetary imbalances should also take into account excessive surpluses as well as excessive deficits.

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > budgets & financing
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2006
    Page Range: pp. 27-34
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:39

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