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Ann Mettler, executive director of the Lisbon Council think-tank, said the EU needs to find a way of linking structural reforms to payments from the community budget. She advocates "naming and shaming" laggards and "naming and faming" governments that do well. Countries that meet nationally tailored reform objectives might gain extra EU funding, while those who do not might forfeit some allocations.


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