Contribution de Fabian Zuleeg au débat en ligne organisé par Notre Europe sur le policy brief “A new budget for the European Union?” de Alfonso Iozzo, Stefano Micossi et Maria Teresa Salvemini
The analysis of the issues highlights many salient issues, for example the increasing divergence between the budget and the policy priorities of the European Union or the need to move away from net balance discussions. It also rightly identifies that there is a need to address the governance issue, which includes the formal rules for adopting the budget as well as the informal processes currently in place, as these are inadequate for producing an efficient budget outcome. Maybe this could have
been explored in greater depth as without a reformed decision-making mechanism, there is (and will be even if Lisbon comes into force) an inherent status quo bias which will stop fundamental reform of the EU budget..