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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

  Posted by Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

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

  Posted by Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

I fondi europei dopo il 2020.

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

  Posted by Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

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

  Posted by Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

Timothy Garton Ash, in a column for The Guardian about the task facing Macron after his election on Sunday, sums up the new French President’s challenges in the EU thus: it’s great that Macron also wants to reform the EU, but that’s not in his gift. With Brexit talks already turning nasty, Britain has moved… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

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 Alfredo De Feo 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 Alfredo De Feo European pratictioner and researcher

The Danish Folketing made interesting proposals how to strengthen national democratic scrutiny of the European institutions: (At the last COSAC meeting (17 May 2013)) …the Danish Folketing suggested establishing a right of initiative for national Parliaments in parallel to a citizens’ initiative (a certain number of national Parliaments should be allowed to invite the European… » read more

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