Mollifying Everyone, Pleasing No-one? An Assessment of the EU Budget Review (2010:14epa)


In October 2010 the European Commission finally released the communication on the 2008/9 review of the EU budget. Professor Iain Begg concludes in his analysis that even though the political obstacles to EU budget reform are formidable, there should be plenty to debate in months to come, for example which expenditures to cut; what to do with the CAP; and a number of aspects related to Cohesion policy.

The analysis is part of the research project The EU Budget.

Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.