“Overcoming the net position thinking in EU member states”, Julia Bachtrögler-Unger, Mario Holzner, Veronika Kubeková and Margit Schratzenstaller (ÖGFE, Austria)

Focusing primarily on the question of net contributions to the EU budget instead of the question of the ideal size and structure of an EU budget in order to master the common grand challenges is a major obstacle to the negotiations for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the EU. Moreover, this pattern is also an impediment to the current negotiations of the EU COVID-19 recovery fund. Against this background, the authors of this policy brief discuss options how to overcome member states’ net position thinking.

Read more here.