Ger­man-Ital­ian pro­pos­al for re­design­ing the EU bud­get

In a joint paper, German and Italian finance ministers Peter Altmaier and Pier Carlo Padoan set out their ideas for redesigning the EU budget, taking into account the existing financial possibilities. Their proposals focus on a stronger promotion of structural reforms and European public goods, from which all EU citizens can benefit.


25 July 2016

“Europe has to make a difference”

An interview with Wolfgang Schäuble about global problems and European solutions. The interview was published in the 23 July issue of Bild.

16 November 2016

EU budget: “we need to increase funding for current challenges”

Ahead of the Economic and Financial Affairs Budget Council meeting on November, 16 th, 2016, German deputy Finance Minister Jens Spahn talked with Politico about the EU budget for 2017, the review of the Multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 and the consequences of a Brexit for the EU budget.

14 October 2016

Conference on the Future of the EU Finances: “New Priorities in European Spending"

The Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany organized a conference on “New Priorities in European Spending – How to Shape the EU-Budget of the Future?“ in Berlin in July 2016. Professor Thiess Buettner summarizes the discussion in a personal note and concludes with some policy recommendations.