Features and Challenges of the EU Budget
Show Less

Features and Challenges of the EU Budget

A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Edited by Luca Zamparini and Ubaldo Villani-Lubelli

Since the inception of the European Economic Community, the EU budget has been one of the most contested and important issues. The evolution of its structure and composition has also reflected the overall development of the EU. From a multidisciplinary approach, this book examines the current features and challenges of the EU budget. It provides historical, political, legal, and economic analyses, alongside a discussion of its future development. The book will prove timely and relevant for scholars, practitioners and policy makers alike.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 6: The Multiannual Financial Framework: reforms and path-dependent development of the EU budget

Robert Kaiser


The European Union has negotiated the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) in times of multiple crises phenomena. Even though many arguments have been made in favour of substantial budgetary reforms, significant changes of the next MFF are not very likely. The chapter argues that the MFF has to be understood as a complex institutional structure that, established in 1988 to minimize severe conflicts among member states about the European budget, has since developed along a stable institutional path. As a consequence, there are strong barriers against radical structural reforms while changes at the level of instruments and mechanisms are well possible. The chapter substantiates potential patterns of stability and change by analysing the structural, the process and the policy levels of the post 2020 MFF.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.