, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 177–184 | Cite as

The reform of the EU budget: Finding new own resources

  • Rui Henrique Alves
  • Oscar Afonso
Budgetary Policy


The following paper addresses the ongoing debate on the questions of the composition and fi nancing of the European Union’s common budget. The authors argue in favour of a significant enlargement of the budget, together with a profound reform of its composition and financing.


Member State Personal Income Monetary Union Common Agricultural Policy Optimum Currency Area 


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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rui Henrique Alves
    • 1
  • Oscar Afonso
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade do Porto and CEMPRE — Centro de Estudos Macroeconómicos e PrevisãoPortoPortugal

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