publication . Article . 2013

EU MEMBER STATES AND FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION– EMPIRICAL COMPARISON

Žan Oplotnik; Mateja Finžgar;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, volume 6 (eissn: 1855-0541, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Zalozba Vega, d.o.o.
Abstract
The purpose of an article is to compare systems of fiscal decentralization in EU member states according to selected quantitative criteria and European Charter of Local Self-Government principles. The results show that a higher number of lower levels of government usually indicate a greater share of local finance within the total public finance, however, this finding does not confirm the inverse link. Even though the structure of expenditures in EU countries is similar, the shares of funds for the implementation of individual tasks differ significantly. On average, the countries allocate most funds to education, social security, healthcare, administration and po...
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free text keywords: Charter, Revenue, Public finance, Politics, Economic policy, Government, Social security, Decentralization, Business, Quarter (United States coin), fiscal decentralization, international comparison, EU-27, local financing, local self-government, local expenditures, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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