ISSUE: 4/2018

  • Volume 22
  • Number 4
  • 2018


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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EU Membership and Budget Allocation Conditionality


The world is shaken by many new developments. In this turbulence, the EU should provide an area of stability and security. It can only be so in case its internal cohesion is strengthened. The EU is a community based on values. Members have committed themselves to respect European values. But in case of a breach of the contract the Union has only two means to enforce respect for its values. Some have a legal character, others a fi nancial one. The legal method is not very effective in this respect. This paper deals with the financial method. It argues that the conditionality of the budget needs to be increased; non-respect of values by Member States should entail loss of allocations. The recent proposals of the European Commission in this matter fall short of this.


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Language: English

Pages: 167-182

How to Cite:


Molle, W. (2018) "EU Membership and Budget Allocation Conditionality". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 4/2018, pp. 167-182.