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Financial Accountability in the European Union

A UACES Research Network (2015-2018)


There have been fast-paced and significant developments in the economic governance of the EU over the last five years since the global financial crisis. The rationale for this CRN stems from the realisation that greater academic attention is now being paid by some researchers to questions related to the financing and financial management of the European Union. At present these researchers are working in isolation, with different persectives on questions of finance: on auditing and the study of the European Court of Auditors, itself a comparatively neglected object of study in the EU; on central banks and the ECB; on policies such as the CAP and Structural Funds; on the emergence of new tools such as the European Stability Mechanism, and on questions of institutional reform, including the creation of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The aim is bring together researchers to create synergies and engage in a cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches.

This Research Network aims to engage academics and researchers, including doctoral students, EU officials, policy practitioners and civil society in our debates and collaborative research projects.