ERC Research Papers

The Essential Guide to EU Quangos 2009

Published February 2009
by Dan Lewis and Glen Ruffle
ISBN 978-0-903499-32-3

Europe is heading into the deepest recession of the post-war period but there is not yet a debate about how to curtail EU public expenditure on its quangos.

Amongst other findings, the report also reveals which bodies have the largest budget, spend the most on staff, the rapid growth in agencies and makes policy recommendations for reform-minded EU policymakers.

Key Points:

The Essential Guide to EU Quangos 2009 does this and more, by answering these questions of the 36 bodies;

 What is their annual budget?
 What do they spend on staff costsa and basic salaries?
 What is their defined role?
 Where are they located?
 How many staff do they have?
 Who is in charge and what nationality are they?
 Do they duplicate existing public sector activity?
 Do they crowd out private sector activity?
 Could their role be competitively outsourced to the private sector?



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