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EU budget post-Brexit - Confronting reality, exploring viable solutions
7 March 2017
Ewa Chomicz (Former Economic Research Assistant at the EPC)

Mind the gap


The implications of an EU fiscal union for local and regional authorities
3 December 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader) and Francesco Nicoli (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC)

In this report, Claire Dhéret, Francesco Nicoli and Fabian Zuleeg analyse the implications of the integration of the European fiscal and budgetary governance for LRAs. The aim of this report is to provide a useful tool to frame the discussion concerning the opportunities and challenges that a full-fledged fiscal union may raise in Europe.


The state of play on the EU MFF 2014-2020 interinstitutional negotiations
18 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Andreea Martinovici (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this report, Claire Dhéret, Fabian Zuleeg and Andreea Martinovici analyse the state of play in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014 – 2020 interinstitutional negotiations.


Division of Powers between the EU, Member States and Local and Regional Authorities
3 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Andreea Martinovici (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Reinforcing in-depth monitoring of regional budgetary and policy developments presents a fundamental challenge to organise a coherent multi-level institutional infrastructure, argue Claire Dhéret, Andreea Martinovici and Fabian Zuleeg in this report.


Creating greater synergies between European, national and subnational Budgets
2 July 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Andreea Martinovici (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Enhancing policy and budgetary coordination mechanisms between all levels of governance and creating greater synergies between European, national and subnational budgets are necessary means  to avoid duplicating expenditure and achieve better results with fewer resources argue Claire Dhéret, Andreea Martinovici and Fabian Zuleeg in this report.


Analysis of the simplification measures mentioned in both the proposal for a EU Financial Regulation and the cohesion policy legislative package
16 February 2012
Serban Chiorean-Sime (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC), Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this file note, Claire Dhéret, Fabian Zuleeg and Serban Chiorean-Sime assess whether the simplification measures proposed by the European Commission in the EU Financial Regulation as well as in its legislative package for cohesion policy match the needs expressed by Local and Regional Authorities (LRAs) and whether they will contribute to more efficient and effective spending.


What role for local and regional authorities in the post-2013 budgetary framework?
20 October 2011
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino analyse the interrelations between the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s next MFF and the Europe 2020 strategy, identifying the risks of a top-down approach and the mechanisms needed to reinforce multi-level governance.


Analysis of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020
30 September 2011
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino analyse the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s next Multiannual Financial Framework, investigating their potential implications for regional and local authorities.


The EU budget in a era of austerity: setting the example or compensating for national spending cuts?
20 September 2011
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper, Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino discuss the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s next MFF, investigating how the EU budget will cope the risk of a stalemate in the negotiations and the current need for austerity.


The EU Added Value Test to Justify EU spending: What impact for Regions and Local Authorities?
2 May 2011
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper, Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino look at the concept of EU added value and its possible implications for next Multiannual Financial Framework.


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