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Financing social and cohesion policy in an enlarged EU: plus ça change, plus c'est la meme chose?

Kay, Adrian; Ackrill, R.W.


The development of the Open Method of Coordination, agreement on the Lisbon Agenda and EU enlargement offered the prospect of a new and substantial EU social policy agenda. This article considers EU social and cohesion policies in the context of the recent negotiation of the EU budget for 2007-13. We find the Commission's wish to redistribute EU spending in favour of these policy areas and new member states was thwarted by key political features of EU budget making: CAP spending levels which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of European Social Policy
DOI: 10.1177/0958928707081067


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