Publications by Dr. Eulalia Rubio

Multiannual Financial Framework – an assessment

On May 2nd, the European Commission published its proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, covering the period 2021-2027. What the Commission labels a „modern budget that protects, empowers and defends“ marks the start of a crucial political battle over the EU’s policy priorities after Brexit. In this blog post, Jörg Haas, Eulalia Rubio and Pola Schneemelcher take a closer look at the proposal. more

Understanding the Brexit Bill

The “Brexit divorce bill” refers to payments the United Kingdom has to make to the EU to honour its financial commitments made during its membership. Given different viewpoints on its scope and size and on the legal and political arguments around it, Eulalia Rubio explains what's in the "bill" and the EU position on it. The good news: Despite these disagreements, there is space for constructive win-win discussions. more

What does the White Paper mean for the EU budget?

In its recent White Paper, the European Commission describes scenarios for the future of European integration and imagines what the EU could look like by 2025. As a contribution to the ongoing debate, this paper outlines what the different scenarios might mean for the EU budget. more

Brexit and the EU Budget: Threat or Opportunity?

This paper analyses the implications of Brexit for EU’s public finances. The authors Jörg Haas and Eulalia Rubio draw up four scenarios that outline how the EU could react to the expected budget shortfall after Brexit and highlight the political implications of each scenario. more