"Fiscal relations across governments levels in times of crisis – making compatible fiscal decentralisation and budgetary discipline"

In the context of the current economic and budgetary crisis and based on the existing EU country specific policy experiences, the workshop will focus on the appropriate functioning of fiscal relations across government levels in order to render compatible the ongoing process of fiscal decentralisation in a large number of Member States with the required fiscal retrenchment so as to comply with the new EU fiscal governance rules and the new intergovernmental Treaty and ensure sound and sustainable public finances.