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  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

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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

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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

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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

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