Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

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Il bilancio europeo ha attratto l’attenzione dei media a seguito di dichiarazioni di importanti esponenti del governo italiano che, in diverse forme hanno indicato la volontà di mettere il veto sul bilancio europeo. Mi sembra utile chiarire cosa questo significa rispetto alle regole europee. La definizione ‘bilancio europeo’ viene usata genericamente per indicare sia il… » read more

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Next May, 2nd, the Commission will launch the formal proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework, which will shape Europe toward 2030.These proposals will arrive after a long preparation in the Commission but also in the Member States. These MFF are not a simple renewal but it is the first concrete response of the EUR 27… » read more

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The EU has different faces and roles – the regulatory role, the legislative role within EU and its role as actor in the external world – but a (almost) single delivery tool: the EU budget. The reform of the EU should cover both institutional and budgetary aspects. Is a modification of the Treaty necessary to… » read more

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Il Corriere Fiorentino del 9 Dicembre ha dato rilievo alla discussione in corso a Bruxelles e nelle cancellerie dei paesi europei sul futuro dei finanziamenti europei dopo il 2020, cioè alla scadenza dell’attuale programmazione finanziaria. Gli articoli di Fatucchi e Gori sono precisi e ben documentati, ma mi sia consentita qualche considerazione su questo tema.… » read more

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The need for EU reform is gaining ground and rising on the European political agenda. In 2015 the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies started a research project on the use of financial resources in Europe. This project, part of the Integration, Governance and Democracy strand, has followed the approach of the RSCAS in combining… » read more

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Introduction In times of economic crisis and instability there is an increased need to mobilize public funds to stimulate growth, but at the same time in these periods there is a scarcity of resources. This situation stimulates a search for more efficiency and effectiveness, and ultimately a better use of resources in terms of concentrating… » read more

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After over a decade of relative stability, recent years have seen new momentum in EU budget politics. The Treaty of Lisbon introduced the broadest reform of budgetary procedures since the 1970s, while the financial and economic crisis has intensified scepticism towards European integration among citizens and decision-makers. As a result, the EU budget has become… » read more

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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

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Since the reform of the Treaties of the ‘70ies, the two arms of the budgetary authorities, the Council and the European Parliament, respected a Gentlemen’s agreement committing to accept each other budget, without amendments or modifications.   Since the ‘70ies Council and EP have always respected the ‘gentlemen agreement’, even if, in many cases, with… » read more

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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

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