Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Jörg Haas

EU budget: What’s the cost of Europe?

Europa Briefing

  • 1. edition 2017 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

The European Union’s budget is relatively small but how it is financed and for what purpose it is used is controversial. The debate around this issue is coming to a head with the pending departure of the United Kingdom. Where does the EU get its money from? Who benefits from the spending? And what ideas are there for a more transparent and effective budget?