By describing the EU as a composite polity, Fabbrini argues that it should strive to become a federal union. This path allows us to understand how one of the most fundamental elements is still severely lacking from the European construction: political equality.
This article is the first part of a focus on the financial resources destined for cohesion policy within the MFF. We are going to discuss how geographical eligibility changed in the Commission’s proposal when compared with the previous MFF (2014–2020). Moreover, we are going to focus on the resources that are going to be allocated to social Europe with the new ESF+.
The European Commission proposed to substantially change the allocation of different spending priorities. In general, the EU budget will reinforce the existing thematic priorities in the field of research, environmental policies, youth policies, migration and borders, security and external action.