How EU funds tackle economic divide in the European Union

Client/Funding Institution

European Parliament


This analytical study aims to provide data and related analysis on the topic of operating budgetary balance, its failures and limitations and to deliver evidence of the positive outcomes that Member States’ experience from belonging to the EU, notwithstanding the status of their operating budget balance. wiiw is collaborating in this study with WIFO and Blomeyer&Sanz.


January 2020 - April 2020

wiiw team Leader

Mario Holzner

wiiw Staff

Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Ronald Hartwig, Gabor Hunya, Oliver Reiter, Monika Schwarzhappel, Roman Stöllinger, David Zenz

Project Partners

Blomeyer&Sanz, WIFO

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy