Public spending

Here’s how Europe’s biggest redistribution machine works 

Tuesday 05 June 2018 | Marcel Pauly
Maria Marquart
| Spiegel Online

Farming subsidies form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: the Union distributes €58 billion each year to its farmers. How do these subsidies work and why are they so controversial?


Public employees: Comparisons between European countries are deceptive 

Tuesday 27 March 2018 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

“Hypertrophic”, “poorly run”, “bloated”, “too costly”... in all countries, cliches concerning the public service are legion. New indicators allow us to see how the reality is more nuanced.


Structural investment funds (European Commission)

Sunday 15 October 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Data on the programmes supported by the European Structural Investment Funds and their implementation