The Cost of Non-Agencies with Relevance to the Internal Market

14-10-2016

Upon request by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, this study assesses the ‘cost of non-agencies’, i.e. the savings to MS from the existence of the EU’s decentralised agencies. The study examines seven partially of fully self-financed agencies having key roles in the Internal Market. The research suggests that it is considerably less costly to carry out the tasks assigned to the agencies at the EU level than by the MS. The most significant potential impacts of a ‘non-agencies’ situation would be on companies seeking to trade across the EU in the Single Market. The research also confirms that added value of the agencies is widely recognised by national authorities, concerned third parties and internationally.

Upon request by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, this study assesses the ‘cost of non-agencies’, i.e. the savings to MS from the existence of the EU’s decentralised agencies. The study examines seven partially of fully self-financed agencies having key roles in the Internal Market. The research suggests that it is considerably less costly to carry out the tasks assigned to the agencies at the EU level than by the MS. The most significant potential impacts of a ‘non-agencies’ situation would be on companies seeking to trade across the EU in the Single Market. The research also confirms that added value of the agencies is widely recognised by national authorities, concerned third parties and internationally.

Auteur externe

Jack Malan, Roland Blomeyer, Jan Smit, Anna-Maria Krarup, Malin Carlberg, Carolin Moeller, Stephan Kreutzer and David Buck (Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services - CSES, part of the consortium led by Blomeyer & Sanz)