Budget in the news (May 6 – 13)

A position paper by Patrick Döring, general secretary of the German liberal party (FDP), proposes a conditionality of payments from the EU’s structural funds on austerity measures in the recipient countries. Furthermore, he suggests to reduce the budget for agricultural policy in favour of growth-enhancing measures like investments in infrastructure.

More about the position paper can be found here.

Similarly, a comment by Stefan Kornelius raises the idea that a growth stimulus package could be realized by replacing EU’s subsidies on agriculture.

The comment can be found on süddeutsche.de.





About Andreas Schubert

Andreas Schubert studied Economics at the University of Bayreuth. His fields of interest are political economics, development and transformation economics as well as economic history.