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Fiscal federalism, subsidiarity and the EU budget review

Begg, Iain (2009) Fiscal federalism, subsidiarity and the EU budget review. Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of the review of the EU budget currently in progress, this paper revisits the academic literature on multi-level public finance and analyses to what extent theory can inform the discussion on budget reform. The answer may seem dis-heartening, in so far as the exploration reveals that theory does not provide a conclusive roadmap for reform. However, the paper argues that Europe is facing hard political choices that must be based on a serious discussion of what we want the EU to be and to do.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.sieps.se
Additional Information: © 2009 Iain Begg
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 May 2009 09:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23811/

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