European Union Budget Reform

Institutions, Policy and Economic Crisis

  • Giacomo Benedetto
  • Simona Milio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: A History of the European Union Budget and the Possibilities for Reform

  3. The Politics of Budget Reform

  4. Public Spending and Budget Reform

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-213

About this book


A tension between (richer) contributing Member States and (poorer) recipient Member States has always characterised the history of the budget of the European Union, the politics of which has often turned fraught. This volume evaluates the prospects for major change to expenditure and the structure of the budget for the period starting in 2014.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giacomo Benedetto
    • 1
  • Simona Milio
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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