EU budget: What’s the Cost of Europe?
Although the EU budget is comparatively small, it remains a controversial topic. Brexit will further fuel the debate on rebates and redistribution. Where does the EU get its money from? Who benefits from the spending? And what ideas are there for a more transparent and effective budget?
This briefing, written by Jörg Haas, affiliate research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin, takes a closer look at where the EU gets its money from and who benefits most from its spending. It also examines current proposals to render the budget more transparent and efficient.
In the publication series “Europa briefing”, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin cover key topics of European politics and present possible scenarios: What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can politics do now? You will find all the publications from the joint project here:? www.strengthentheeuro.eu