Policy Article

The core problem of the EU (in German)


  • Stehn
  • J.
Publication Date

In his Kiel Policy Brief the Kiel economist Jürgen Stehn asks, in how far the White Paper on the Future of Europe of the European Commission sketches promising scenarios for a future European integration process. Against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome the author shows that the EU-Commission fails at the task to define and justify European core competencies on basis of an appropriate reference system.

Kiel Institute Expert


Key Words

  • Fiscal Federalism
  • Structural Policies

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