21 Oct 2010

Some reflections on the EU budget review

Jorge Núñez Ferrer

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In this review of the Commission’s Communication on the budget review, published on 19 October 2010, Jorge Núñez Ferrer finds that the proposals in general are healthy and commendable, but that the document has weaknesses, notably in its failure to address actual policies in any depth, especially agriculture, or to demonstrate any commitment to budgetary austerity. The latter oversight may prove particularly problematic in today’s atmosphere.
Dr Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Associate Research Fellow at CEPS, has written widely on the CAP and the EU budget.