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Change and stability in the EU budget


This paper analyses how change and stability have affected EU budget policy during the current 2007-13 period. It argues that the budget is, on the whole, marked by stability, but changes were seen within and across specific policies leading to three revisions of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) during the first Barroso Commission. These changes and the new institutional provisions of the Lisbon Treaty may hold interesting projections for the next multi-annual budget period starting in 2014.