The Balance of Power over the EU Budget: European Expenditure since the Lisbon Treaty. / Benedetto, Giacomo.

8 p. June 2015 ed. Stockholm : Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies. 2015, Thinktank paper. (European Policy Analysis; Vol. June 2015).

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This paper shows what the effect of the Lisbon Treaty has been on the amounts of money allocated to different areas of spending in the EU budget. How has the Treaty changed the powers of the European Parliament and of the national governments of the EU to implement their preferences in terms of who gets what from the budget pie? In the annual negotiations on the EU budget, spending – whether earmarked for redistribution or for public goods like research and development – has become more constrained. The powers of the European Parliament are reduced, the budget becomes more inflexible and the rules of the Lisbon Treaty have reduced the amounts available to spend compared to what would have occurred under the previous rules.
Original languageEnglish
TypeThinktank paper
Media of outputWebsite
PublisherSwedish Institute for European Policy Studies
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationStockholm
EditionJune 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Publication series

NameEuropean Policy Analysis
PublisherSwedish Institute for European Policy Studies
VolumeJune 2015
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