European pratictioner and researcher

Archives for EU Reform

The presentation of the High Level Group on own resources (HLGOR) report in January 2017, ends, at least at the political level, a very rich and intensive phase, where the own resources of the European Union have been on top of the European political agenda. EU own resources have attracted the interest of scholars who… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

The article presented at the Fair Tax Conference in Vienna, September 2016, places the reform of own resources in the contest of the difficulties of the European ideals and the attitude of part of the European public opinion towards the European project. This reform cannot be treated as ‘business as usual’ but it should be… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

Union means Union

  Many believe that we live in a European Union, where part of competences of national States have been voluntarily transferred to the EU, who sets the rules and should enforce them, ultimately through a judicial system, the Court of Justice. In fact over the years, exceptions to the common rules have been admitted formally… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

National Parliaments often complain to have no direct grip on EU affairs, even if the Lisbon Treaty formalised their competence over the subsidiarity check on EU legislation. An area where National Parliaments play a crucial role is the EU resources, the modification of the decision on own resources is submitted to the ratification of National… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

The text below is the introduction to a recent publication of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studied of the EUI on a topic which is discussed both at academic and political level. This publication is a modest contribution to the debate on this subject.   INTRODUCTION The workshop organised by the Robert Schuman Centre… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

Never in the last 15 years, EU own resources have been as high on the political agendas as in the last two years. Academia and research centres have contributed and continue to contribute to the political, economic and technical analysis and a public debate has started in the inner circles. This debate is technically complex… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

In times of economic crisis and instability there is an increased need of mobilization of public funds. At the same time there is scarcity of resources. At European level, Member states are not ready to increase financial allocation to the EU unless, eventually, there is a clear and shared objective. This situation stimulates the research… » read more

Posted by European pratictioner and researcher