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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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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)
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Additional Information: © 2009 Iain Begg
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 06 May 2009 09:56
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:23

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