Policy paper 183
Brexit and the EU budget: threat or opportunity?
This policy paper analyses the impact of Brexit on the EU budget. It draws up different scenarios on how the EU could adjust to the expected shortfall after Brexit and highlight the political implications of these different options.
Overall, the policy paper concludes that Brexit could have a quite significant, although not devastating, impact on the EU budget and would likely deepen the existing cleavage between ‘net contributors’ and ‘net recipients’. This poses a number of tough challenges for the EU but could also support efforts to reform the current system.
This policy paper is also available in href=”https://www.institutdelors.eu/media/brexitbudgetue-haasrubio-ijd-jan17.pdf?pdf=ok” title=”Brexit et budget de l’UE : menace ou opportunité ?”>French and href=”https://www.institutdelors.eu/media/brexiteubudget-haasrubio-jdi-jdib-jan17-de.pdf?pdf=ok” title=”Brexit und der EU-Haushalt: Gefahr oder Chance?”>German.