Negotiations on an upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) are proving to be more difficult than ever. There is a clear argument that policy areas which actually provide European added value like defense or immigration need more resources. At the same time, the loss of a substantial net payer with the exit of the United Kingdom will further tighten budget constraints. Against this backdrop, a new study conducted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and ZEW has explored new ways of dividing the responsibilities for various policy areas between the Union and the Member States which would have substantial implications for the structure of the budget. The study identifies policy areas for which there is a clear case both for and against additional European financing.

In this Lunch Debate, we will present key insights on how the framework of responsibilities within the EU may look like in the future. We will discuss how the budget should be adjusted to meet the emerging challenges facing Europe and also shed light on potential sources of political resistance to these plans.

Speakers

Stefan Lehner

European Commission

Petri Sarvamaa, MEP

European Parliament

Stefani Weiss

The Bertelsmann Stiftung

Silke Wettach

Wirtschaftswoche

Participation is by personal invitation only. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact LunchDebates@zew.de.

The EU Budget: How Europe Can Deliver
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther Oettinger discusses the opportunities and challenges involved in ...
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Aart de Geus, CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, before the discussion. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Dr. Daniela Heimberger from ZEW speaking with a guest at the event. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Participants in the ZEW Lunch Debate exchange ideas and insights over lunch. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Guests at the event find out more about ZEW publications and events at the institute’s information stand. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporation Taxation and Public Finance” discusses ...
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
The panel at the ZEW Lunch Debate engage in a lively debate over how to structure the EU’s next financial framework. © ...
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Stefan Lehner, director of “Own Resources, Evaluation and Financial Programming” at the Directorate-General for Budget ...
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach during the debate. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Petri Sarvamaa, first vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Aart de Geus in spirited discussion with the other panellists. © Eric Berghen
Subject of the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels was the new EU financial framework and the EU budget
Silke Wettach, EU correspondent for “Wirtschaftswoche”, moderates the panel discussion. © Eric Berghen

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Date

24.01.2018 | 12:00 - 14:15 (CET)

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