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A more strategic and effective governance

Barca, F. and Bachtler, J.F. and , Commissioner Danuta Hubner, Brussels (Funder) (2009) A more strategic and effective governance. In: An Agenda for a Reformed Cohesion Policy: A Place-Based Approach to Meeting European Union Challenges and Expectations. European Commission, Brussels, pp. 156-189.

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Abstract

There is a consensus that the European Union should modernise its budget, tackling the new challenges and breaking away from bureaucratic inertia and the juste retour logic that hitherto have prevented change. The decision to undertake a budget review has provided the opportunity for doing so. This opportunity is still available. Cohesion policy is part of the review, but there are conflicting views on its rationale, its results, and the need and scope for reform. The risk of wrong changes is high. The risk that no change will take place is also very high. The purpose of this Report is to help avert these risks by setting an agenda for reform and seeking to initiate a frank, informed and timely debate on conceptual, political and operational aspects. A start has been made with the consultation undertaken for preparing the Report.