Alessandro D’Alfonso

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How the EU budget is spent: LIFE, EU budget for addressing environmental and climate issues

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso LIFE, the EU’s only funding programme entirely devoted to environmental objectives, is meant to act as a catalyst for developments in this policy area. Responsibility for environmental issues is shared between the European Union (EU) and its Member States. At EU level, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council agree on … Continue reading

‘Monti’ Group’s first assessment of EU own resources

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso The ‘own resources’ system, which ensures the financing of EU policies, has advantages such as reliability in providing the necessary resources, but has also attracted a number of criticisms, not least for its complexity and lack of real financial autonomy. The European Parliament (EP), which has little say in the design … Continue reading

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office – EPPO

Written by Jan Avau and Alessandro D’Alfonso Updated on 25 August 2015 On 17 July 2013, the European Commission adopted its legislative proposal for the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The Office would focus on offences against the EU’s financial interests. The draft regulation is based on Article 86 TFEU, introduced by the Lisbon … Continue reading

The bumpy road to the 2015 EU budget

Also have a look at the EP infographics on the EU budget :EU budget explained: expenditure and contribution by member state Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso Under the Treaty of Lisbon, the procedure to adopt the EU’s annual budget provides for a single reading and specific deadlines for each of the key institutional actors involved in it: the … Continue reading

Annual revision of national contributions to the EU budget

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso The annual adjustment of the financing of the EU budget is now in the spotlight. In 2013, around three quarters of the total revenue (€149.5 billion) came from a resource linked to the gross national income (GNI) of EU countries. A resource based on value added tax (VAT) provides another 10% … Continue reading

Forum on the European Development Fund and the EU budget

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso On 14 November 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) organised an informal forum on the European Development Fund (EDF) and the EU Budget to mark the publication of an in-depth analysis on the topic. Under the Chatham House Rule, experts from the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament … Continue reading

European Development Fund – Joint development cooperation and the EU budget: out or in?

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso As a major international actor in development cooperation, the EU has in the European Development Fund (EDF) its largest geographic instrument in this policy area, with €30.5 billion allocated to the 11th EDF for 2014-20. In recent years, around 30% of total EU spending on external assistance, including spending on both development and other categories, … Continue reading

Discharge to the Council and European Council

6 language versions available in PDF format Entlastung für den Rat der Europäischen Union und den Europäischen Rat  Aprobación de la gestión del Consejo y del Consejo Europeo  La décharge au Conseil et au Conseil européen Discarico al Consiglio e al Consiglio europeo Absolutorium dla Rady i Rady Europejskiej Discharge to the Council and European … Continue reading

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