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New Funds for the EU: the Case for a Market Access Fee

April 2022 • Tarschys Daniel


The EU and its Member States face many challenges, from security and migration to innovation and climate change. Some are existential, all require some common effort, and all are expensive to address. Against that background, SIEPS senior advisor Daniel Tarschys examines options for boosting the EU’s finances and makes the case for an EU Market Access Fee. (2022:7epa)

Pre-allocated return flows vs. European public goods: How the veto impairs the quality of the EU budget

September 2020 • Tarschys Daniel


The EU’s budget package adopted in July strengthens the Union’s financial capacity but contains concessions that imply cuts in investments for collective action. As long as each country has a veto right in the budgetary process, it will be hard to obtain resources for expenditures with a high European value added, argues Daniel Tarschys, senior advisor at SIEPS. (2020:10epa)

The long-term budget after COVID-19: The EU politicians’ guide to the galaxy

May 2020 • Tarschys Daniel


The long-term budget has been stable over time, hovering around 1 percent of GNI. Its core may remain in that neighbourhood, but the galaxy of satellites around it seems much more expansive. With an emerging mix of grants and loans following the COVID-19 crisis, we may soon see a long-term budget in the vicinity of 2 percent, argues Daniel Tarschys, senior advisor at Sieps and a former Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Junckerplanen under debatt

January 2017 • Tarschys Daniel


The European Commission´s investment plan – the so called Juncker Plan – aims to promote investments in the EU. In this European Policy Analysis, Daniel Tarchys explains the investment plan, which consists of three parts.

Entering a World of Footloose Tax Bases: Can the EU Generate Its Own Income? (2015:8epa)

January 2015 • Tarschys Daniel


Expanding international exchange generates new collective needs that the nation states cannot satisfy, but also new sources of revenue from the digital economy and from the struggle against fiscal evasion. In this analysis, the author argues that to fund the provision of European collective goods, the EU must identify and pursue mobile tax bases that are not within the reach of the individual member states.

The EU Budget – What Should Go In? What Should Go Out? (2011:3)

January 2011 • Wostner Peter , Tarschys Daniel , Molle Willem , Lejour Arjan , Heinemann Friedrich , Collignon Stefan


Even though the Member States are ambitious in setting the agenda for the EU, they are less keen to provide the funding necessary to meet these ambitions. Indeed, if the EU seriously sought to attain all goals and ambitions of the Member States, it would easily swallow large parts if not all of the EU’s combined GNI.


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