Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014 – 19

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Publication Date March 2014
ISBN 978-92-823-5391-2
EC QA-04-14-121-EN-C
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This study brings together work-in-progress on a long-term project to identify and analyse the 'cost of non-Europe' in a number of policy fields. This concept, first pioneered by the European Parliament in the 1980s, is used here to quantify the potential efficiency gains in today's European economy from pursuing a series of policy initiatives recently advocated by the Parliament - from a wider and deeper digital single market to better coordinated national and European policies for defence and development.

The benefits may be measured in additional GDP generated or a more rational use of public resources. The analysis so far suggests that the European economy could be boosted by some €800bn - or 6% of current GDP - by such measures over time. The study is intended as a contribution to the growing discussion about the European Union’s policy priorities for the coming five-year institutional cycle, from 2014 to 2019.

The study was compiled by the European Parliament's European Added Value Unit which provides European Added Value Assessments and Cost of Non-Europe Reports which analyse policy areas where common action at EU level is absent but could bring greater efficiency and a public good for European citizens.

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