The European Commission´s investment plan – the so called Juncker Plan – aims to promote investments in the EU. In this European Policy Analysis, Daniel Tarchys explains the investment plan, which consists of three parts. The first part is The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which...more
Expanding international exchange generates new collective needs that the nation states cannot satisfy, but also new sources of revenue from the digital economy and from the struggle against fiscal evasion. In this analysis, the author argues that to fund the provision of European collective...more
Beggars have increasingly become a common sight in Swedish cities. This, in turn, has led to a renewed discussion on the situation for the Roma in Southeast Europe. In this European Policy Analysis, Daniel Tarschys examines whether EU Cohesion Policy can contribute to improving the social and...more
A new system of consultations similar to the Swedish “remiss” system is emerging in the European Union. In this report the authors present an overview of the system and identify similarities and differences with Swedish practices. They conclude, among other things, that there is room for...more
For quite some time now, the EU Member States have tried to mold the EU into a socially more acceptable form. This has largely remained big words and solemn declarations, but the Lisbon Treaty establishes the EU as a social market economy. The present anthology discusses whether this implies a...more
Even though the Member States are ambitious in setting the agenda for the EU, they are less keen to provide the funding necessary to meet these ambitions. Indeed, if the EU seriously sought to attain all goals and ambitions of the Member States, it would easily swallow large parts if not all of...more
The Commission’s Fifth Cohesion Report provides a wealth of new data on social, economic and territorial trends in Europe. This gives an excellent basis for discussing the future of cohesion policy, but the questions asked by the Commission in its consultation are too narrow.
The EU budget should be reviewed 2008 / 09. The author proposes a "Zero Base" approach in which no expenses or income is considered sacred, but are tested as if they were suggested for the first time.
The countries in "the class of 2004" are now full-fledged members of the European Union, with equal rights to participate in the policy process shaping its future. This implies a quality leap in their political status. From having been "policy takers", bound to adapt to the policy legacy of EU15...more
In discussions on priorities in the European Union, a formula often invoked is that of European added value.
The present study seeks to shed light on this concept by tracing its intellectual origins, examining its use in three policy areas and suggesting ways of converting it from an all-...more
Denna studie ifrågasätter tre centrala antaganden som ligger bakom EU: s strukturpolitik och hävdar att de regionala skillnaderna i EU-15 är mycket mindre än de normalt uppges vara, att de strukturpolitiska åtgärderna har en mycket begränsad påverkan på konvergens, och att konvergens har en...more