Cohesion and the EU's budget : is conditionality undermining solidarity?

Bachtler, John and Mendez, Carlos; Coman, Ramona and Crespy, Amandine and Schmidt, Vivien A., eds. (2020) Cohesion and the EU's budget : is conditionality undermining solidarity? In: Governance and politics in the post-crisis European Union. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 121-139. ISBN 9781108612609

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    Abstract

    This chapter charts the evolving relationship between the EU budget, Cohesion Policy and conditionality and assesses the implications for the effectiveness and legitimacy of Cohesion Policy. It begins with an overview of the history of EU budget and Cohesion Policy reform before describing the institutional decision-making framework. The rise of conditionality in Cohesion Policy is then reviewed. The next section explains why conditionality has gained an important role in Cohesion Policy and assesses the implications for Cohesion Policy effectiveness and legitimacy. A final section draws together the key conclusions and implications.

    ORCID iDs

    Bachtler, John ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0706-597X and Mendez, Carlos ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7109-4444; Coman, Ramona, Crespy, Amandine and Schmidt, Vivien A.