EU agencies on the move: challenges ahead
Since the 1990’s, the number of EU agencies has increased steadily and rapidly. While they have been given more discretionary powers, the mechanisms of control and accountability have not kept up with this development.
Should Sweden adopt the euro?
Sweden currently benefits from being a euro outsider. This conclusion is drawn by Martin Höpner, a political scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. At the same time, Höpner explains, Sweden should be prepared to explain and defend its choice to keep the krona.
Policy conditionality – a new instrument in the EU budget post-2020?
The EU is facing a range of significant long-term challenges with budget implications. In this context, both the EU institutions and the Member States seem intent on focussing more on the concept of European added value. One much debated budget instrument is policy conditionality.
Greening Farm Payments under the 2013 CAP Reforms: A Major Stride towards “Sustainable Agriculture”?
The 2013 reforms of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) introduced a “greening component” with regard to agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment.
The EU budget after 2020 (2017:9epa)
Brexit will be a major factor influencing the negotiations on the new Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), which will set the rules for the EU budget in the next couple of years starting in 2021.