Romania and the reform of the European Budget. How much we give, how much we get and to what we can use the money for

Policy Memo, no.8, March 2010

Author: Mihai Panaite

The European budget represents aproximativelly 1% of the national gross domestic product of the member states. Even if this number is small, the EU budget has always been the blind spot of the European integration. One one hand, each member state is trying to obtain more money leading to long sessions of negotiations, and on the other hand each institutions involved in the decision making is trying to promote its own interests on the agenda and usually these interests are different. Starting with the moment of accession, Romania is part of a complex mechanism. This report aims at presenting the European budgetary mechanism , an analysis of the decision making process and the discussion of Romania’s place within this mechanism. Similar to other CRPE reports, this report addresses to the experts and to the public interested in the field of European policies.

This report is available only in Romania, here.