Pan-European Public Goods: Rationale, Financing and Governance

Public Goods at EU/EA Level: Examining the Efficient Provision of Public Goods at the Supranational Level and Their Financing

Amidst a changed global environment and with the goal to defend its geopolitical weight, the EU should provide public goods with EU value added, so that efficiency gains can be achieved at the EU level. We propose an expanded EU budget to serve the dual role of more automatic stabilisation and the provision of EU public goods, where the European Parliament should have an enhanced role in setting investment priorities. We discuss three such areas of investment priority – infrastructure, defence and security, as well as research and development.