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The European Union’S General Budget- An Instrument For Economic Governance


  • Tatiana COVALSCHI

    () (Finance and Banking Department, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Moldova State University)

  • Lilia ROTARU

    () (Finance and Banking Department, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Moldova State University)


The European Union is an unprecedented institution in the world, and therefore the general budget of the European Union is a specific budget, different from the national public budgets or the budgets of different organizations. This article studies the peculiarities of the European Union general budget, its essence and role in the economic governance, as well as the position of this budget in European financial system. The article is based on a complex analysis of the revenues and expenditures of the general budget of the European Union and of the interconnections between the general budget and the budgets of the Member States, in order to ensure the sustainability of public finances in the European Union at present.

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  • Tatiana COVALSCHI & Lilia ROTARU, 2015. "The European Union’S General Budget- An Instrument For Economic Governance," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(2a), pages 407-419, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:2a:p:407-419

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    1. Marek Dabrowski, 2013. "Fiscal or Bailout Union: Where Is the EU/EMU’s Fiscal Integration Heading?," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0466, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
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    European financial system; EU general budget; economic governance;

    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods


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