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November 7, 2006

Assessing subsidiarity


This paper discusses the assessment of subsidiarity in the European Union from a broad fiscal federalism perspective.

July 31, 2006

Higher education; time for coordination on a European level?


Education has always been regarded as a national matter. According to the subsidiarity principle power may only be shifted to a higher level of coordination when solid arguments exist that this will improve welfare.

September 20, 2005

Europese tijden; de publieke opinie over Europa; arbeidstijden, vergeleken en verklaard


This document is in Dutch, there is no English translation.

September 21, 2004

European Outlook 2: Destination Europe, Immigration and Integration in the European Union


Immigration and integration have been important topics in Dutch society and politics in recent years.

September 16, 2003

Social Europe. European Outlook 1: Annex to State of the European Union 2004


One of the more notable features of the public and political debate in the run-up to the Dutch General Elections in 2002 and 2003 was the lack of interest in the process of European integration.

March 18, 2003

European wage coordination; nightmare or dream to come true? An economic analysis of wage bargaining institutions in the EU


This paper analyses recent trends in wage bargaining institutions in Europe to explain the gradual deterioration in the bargaining position of trade unions.

August 1, 2002

Fertile soil for structural funds? A panel data analysis of the conditional effectiveness of European cohesion policy


Structural funds are the most intensively used policy instrument by the European Union to promote economic growth in its member states and to speed up the process of convergence.

April 9, 2002

Funds and games; the economics of European cohesion policy


How effective is European cohesion policy in reducing regional welfare differences?