Rome, 30 October 2012 - The EU budget: a driving force for changing Europe?
The aim of this seminar is to have an exchange of views about the main
political challenges to which the next EU financial perspective will be
confronted (particularly with respect to growth, solidarity and financing EU
external actions) as well as to discuss the long-term implications of the
crisis for European finances.
The first three panels will discuss the potential of the next EU multi-annual budget to tackle three of Europe's major present challenges: to recover growth, to prevent a widening of economic and social disparities within the Union and to maintain the EU influence in the global scene. The fourth panel will discuss the nature and characters of an EU budget needed to help a positive evolution towards a Political Union.