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The case for a European unemployment benefit scheme

by Ilaria Maselli / Miroslav Beblavy
19 May 2015

The case for a European unemployment benefit scheme

Ilaria Maselli / Miroslav Beblavy

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In this CEPS Commentary, Ilaria Maselli and Miroslav Beblavý argue that the European economic governance system needs to be equipped with a supranational automatic stabiliser that would kick-in automatically in the event of an economic downturn, to avoid unduly burdening national public finances. In their view, the option of creating an unemployment benefit system for the euro area should be given serious consideration. The possible variations of such a system and their implications will be the subject of in-depth study at CEPS over the coming year.

Ilaria Maselli is Research Fellow at CEPS and Miroslav Beblavý is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS.

About the Authors


  • Author
    Ilaria Maselli
    Ilaria Maselli
  • Author
    Miroslav Beblavy
    Miroslav Beblavy
    Senior Research Fellow and Head of Jobs and Skills Unit
The case for a European unemployment benefit scheme
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