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European Union Budget Reform
Institutions, Policy and Economic Crisis
 
 
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10 Oct 2012
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A tension between (richer) contributing Member States and (poorer) recipient Member States has always characterised the history of the budget of the European Union, the politics of which has often turned fraught. Alongside traditional tensions, newer ones have emerged, including the effect of EU enlargement in 2004-7, which has increased demand on spending, and the effect of the post-2008 economic crises, which has likewise increased demand for spending though faced by conflicting demands for austerity. Finally, the Lisbon Treaty reinforces the power to block agreement on reform to the budget. With the EU due to announce a new budget in 2013, this volume evaluates the prospects for major change to expenditure and the structure of the budget for the period starting in 2014


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A tension between (richer) contributing Member States and (poorer) recipient Member States has always characterised the history of the budget of the European Union, the politics of which has often turned fraught. Alongside traditional tensions, newer ones have emerged, including the effect of EU enlargement in 2004-7, which has increased demand on spending, and the effect of the post-2008 economic crises, which has likewise increased demand for spending though faced by conflicting demands for austerity. Finally, the Lisbon Treaty reinforces the power to block agreement on reform to the budget. With the EU due to announce a new budget in 2013, this volume evaluates the prospects for major change to expenditure and the structure of the budget for the period starting in 2014


Reviews

'This is one of the best books yet written on the EU budget. Combining historical analysis, the role of the governments and the EU institutions in budgetary bargaining, and reform potential of the main spending priorities, the book covers all the key contemporary issues on this topic. As the EU heads towards the negotiation of the next multiannual financial framework this book will be a valuable resource for EU scholars as well as policy-makers'

Simon Hix, Professor of European and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics
 
 
'This timely book provides important insights into the difficulties facing EU leaders as they negotiate a new budgetary framework for the EU. I really like the way the thought-provoking contributions identify clearly the problems faced, and lay down a challenge by presenting EU policy-makers with workable solutions.'
 
Professor Robert Ackrill, Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Studies, Nottingham Business School
 
 
'An extremely timely contribution to the budgetary debate that has been near the centre of EU politics for more than 25 years, this book offers a well-informed view of where that debate may go next'

  -Michael Shackleton, Special Professor in European Institutions, University of Maastricht, and former European Parliament official


Contents

Preface; S. Wall Introduction: A History of the European Union Budget and the Possibilities for Reform; G. Benedetto
PART I: THE POLITICS OF BUDGET REFORM
Negotiations of the European Union Budget: How Decision Processes Constrain Policy Ambition; S. Hagemann
Budget Reform and the Lisbon Treaty; G. Benedetto
European Growth Policies in Times of Change: Budget Reform, Economic Crisis and Policy Entrepreneurship; R. Kaiser & H. Prange-Gstöhl
The Lisbon Treaty, Financial Crisis and Exit from Budget Gridlock; C. B. Blankart G. B. Koester
PART II: PUBLIC SPENDING AND BUDGET REFORM
Reform of the European Union Budget: Implications for the Common Agricultural Policy; A. Greer
Challenges for the Future of the Structural Funds; S. Milio
Foreign and Security Policy in Austerity Europe: Budgetary Aspects of the Development of the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy; A. Miskimmon
Conclusion: Budget Policy, Past Experience and the Future; G. Benedetto S. Milio
Bibliography
Index


Authors

GIACOMO BENEDETTO is Director of European Studies and Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. His areas of research include the EU budget and the European Parliament. He has published in Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Journal of European Public Policy.
SIMONA MILIO is Associate Director of the Social and Cohesion Policy Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. She has recently published a book entitled From Policy to Implementation in the European Union: The Challenge of Multilevel Governance Systems. She has also authored several evaluation reports for the European Commission and the Italian government on cohesion policy implementation.