£350 million per week and why Europe needs a budget
Dr Giacomo Benedetto
Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics
Department of Politics and International Relations
Tuesday 6 December 2016, 6.15pm
Main Lecture Theatre
Following the award of his Jean Monnet Chair by the European Union, Dr Benedetto will give a public lecture on the controversy of the European Union’s budget. The figure of £350 million per week for the European Union’s budget was prominent in the recent referendum campaign on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Given that £350 million is equivalent to just 1 per cent of Britain’s weekly economic turnover, Dr Benedetto explains the opposition to the European Union’s budget, the rationale for the budget’s existence, and the changes necessary for it to respond more effectively to the crises and opportunities of the future.
The Jean Monnet programme is a European Union initiative named in honour of one of the founders of European integration, who was also the first President of the European Coal and Steel Community’s High Authority. The programme co-finances academic Chairs, research centres, networks, projects and course modules with a teaching or research focus on aspects of the European Union across the social sciences.
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