|Author (Person)||Weiss, Stefani|
The common policies of the EU countries have paid off. For the first time, there are evidence based calculations to prove that the transferal of policies to the EU level, and their funding through the EU, actually saves national governments money. That is the result of the study 'The European Added Value of EU Spending: Can the EU Help its Members States to Save Money?' from the Bertelsmann Stiftung in cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and RAND Europe, which was presented in Brussels on the 11 July 2013.
The added value calculation was applied to agricultural policy, which is already communitarised, as well as to foreign policy and defense, which remain the responsibility of each EU member state.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Economic and Financial Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|