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The EU budget should be decomposed into three distinct parts. Part I would include redistributive operations, including all structural funds and horizontal transfers required to bring net balances in line with relative prosperity. Part II would describe activities for the provision of European public goods: it would show on the revenue side own resources and… » read more

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The growth of the European economy needs support by the Union’s budget. Hence, exploiting the strength of the euro, allowance should be made for the possibility of tapping capital and stock markets with Community loans to finance specific projects of European scale and value added, that add to capital stock and have measurable positive returns,… » read more

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The overall fiscal burden on European citizens is already high and should not be increased. The present ceiling on own resources – set at 1.27 per cent of aggregate GNI – appears on the whole adequate for the present and perspective tasks of the Union, if the ceiling is fully utilised by removing the implicit… » read more

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In a reformed EU budget spending programmes should be forward-looking and reflect common goals and priorities. The regulatory tasks of the European Union do not require large resources, although larger spending seem in order to fund projects of common interest in the fields of research, material and immaterial infrastructures, internal and external security, and also,… » read more

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European Union is build and continues to progress based on shared values and interests of all member states toward a common vision. No doubt it is a success story of its own. It is very important that countries with different cultures and interests stick together and discuss their common future. Member countries use the diversity… » read more

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My suggestion is to reflect on a European Union BEYOND Nation i.e. without the limitation of Nationality. A Europe of Regions, Provinces or whatever BUT without Spain, Italy, Poland, France, Germany etc. These dinosaures are a threat for the prosperity and peace of Europe. A Europe without Nations belongs actually to the original utopia but… » read more

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There is vast empirical evidence in Europe and around the world which shows that Independent Central Banks are far better able to achieve their aims than Central Banks which suffer from political influence. The ECB is a sterling example as its policies are not affected by political actors. Economic theory also shows that political considerations… » read more

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People know little about the European project. Only an ambitious and comprehensive approach can remedy this shortcoming. People should – even superficially – be aware of the whereabouts of the European project and the numerous benefits it generates. When European decisions are to be taken options should feed the public debate. European political parties shall… » read more

Posted by EMI