Briefing paper: the green agenda in the EU budget

This briefing paper continues the work done by QCEA on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. The Paper examines the latest proposals from the European Commission for the next EU budget and the potential effects of this on climate change, environmental and resource sustainability, biodiversity and other issues on the green agenda. QCEA then offers […]

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Briefing paper: EU external action – the agenda as reflected in spending priorities

As part of our ongoing work on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 to 2020, today QCEA has published a new briefing paper examining the proposals for external action financing after 2013. The paper looks at key changes proposed and examines critically the prospects for external action financing to direct resources at peacebuilding and conflict […]

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Briefing paper: the European Union budget review 2008/9

Analysis of the European Union budget review 2008-2009 The budget of the European Union is an important tool of the European Union and its institutions to implement its policies. It has often been criticised for various reasons. Popular complaints and criticisms include: The budget is not transparent; The budget is not democratically controlled; The budget […]

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