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Understanding the “cash divide”: How the Commission allocates Structural Funds

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Using a dataset of EU Structural Funds spending between 2000-2006, Lisa Maria Dellmuth in “The cash divide: the allocation of European Union regional grants“* looks at factors explaining why the European Commission and EU member states gave more of this money to some regions of the “old” EU member states (EU-15) rather than to others. [...]

Who becomes a rapporteur in the European Parliament?

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In a study on Rapporteur statistics titled “Report allocation in the European Parliament after eastern enlargement” to be published in the academic Journal of European Public Policy*, Steffen Hurka and Michael Kaeding found that in the parliamentary term 2004-09: MEPs from the 12 accession countries received significantly less reports in co-decision as well as in […]

Journal-istic: The EU’s influence on national tax systems

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In the latest issue (7/2010) of the “Journal of European Public Policy“, Achim Kemmerling*¬†asks the following question (link to the article): Does Europeanization, the single market in particular, lead to convergence in¬†national tax policies? He starts his article by pointing to four possible major mechanisms drawn from the literature that may explain why national tax […]

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