"Juste retour" perspective on the EU Budget

12-05-2020 - 12:22 BUDG
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A net budgetary balance is a highly misleading indicator of the benefits from EU membership. Budgetary decisions taken on this basis result in biased policies. They are focused on programmes with monetary backflows into Member States. This briefing presents strategies to overcome the ‘juste retour’ perspective as a precondition for a European budget devoted to genuine European added value and the EU’s future capability to reach its ambitious plans.