Dr. Peter Becker

Dr. Peter Becker


Research Division: EU/Europe
Senior Associate

peter.becker(at)swp-berlin.org

since 2004Senior Associate at the SWP
2015/16Secondment to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy; Management and Planning Department
1998-2004 Officer and Deputy Head of Division in the European Department of the Thuringian State Chancellery and previously in the Thuringian Ministry of Justice and European Affairs, Erfurt
1995-1998    Researcher at the Institute for European Politics, Bonn
1993-1995  Researcher at the Institute for European Integration Studies, Bonn

SWP Publications (selection):

Peter Becker

A European Economic Policy in the Making

Success with Modest Means

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 13, October 2020, 31 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020RP13

Peter Becker

The EU Budget As an Opportunity in the Crisis

The EU Commission Proposal for a New Financial Framework and a Reconstruction Fund

SWP Comment 2020/C 37, July 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C37

Peter Becker

A New Budget for the EU

Negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021–2027

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 11, August 2019, 34 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP11

Peter Becker

The Right Moment to Reform the EU Budget

SWP Comment 2017/C 08, March 2017, 7 Pages
Peter Becker

Lost in Stagnation

The EU’s Next Multiannual Financial Framework (2014–2020) and the Power of the Status Quo

SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 14, October 2012, 22 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Peter Becker

The reform of European cohesion policy or how to couple the streams successfully

in: Journal of European Integration, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2018.1553964
Peter Becker

Solidarité et conditionalité: deux principles directeurs de la politique européene de cohesion

in: Revue Française de Finances Publiques, No. 141, Février 2018, p. 67-80.
Peter Becker

The next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Unity of EU budget

In-Depth Analysis on the request of the Committee on Budgets of the European Parliament, November 2017

in: europarl.europa.eu, November 2017
Peter Becker

Reforming the European Multiannual Financial Framework – Looking for a Policy Window in a Path-dependent Environment

in: Stefan Becker, Michael W. Bauer Alfredo de Feo (eds.): The New Politics of the European Union Budget, Nomos, Baden- Baden 2017, pp. 103-132
Peter Becker

The European Budget and the Principles of Solidarity and Added Value

in: The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 19.04.2012 (online)

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Peter Becker

The MFF 2021-2027: a Compromise with Long-term Consequences

in: Brexit Research and Interchange on Differentiated Governance in Europe (BRIDGE), 19.11.2020

Media quotes (selection):

Clara Palma Hermann

Economistas alemanes ven en el acuerdo de la cumbre europea un «cambio de paradigma»

With qoutes by Peter Becker, in: naiz.eus, 22.07.2020

SWP Comments

Paweł Tokarski, Alexander Wiedmann
The Corona Debt Conundrum in the Eurozone

Limits to Stabilisation by Monetary Policy and the Search for Alternatives


Raphael Bossong
The Next Steps for EU Counterterrorism Policy

Evolving Threats of Jihadism, Right-wing Extremism, and Transatlantic Cooperation


SWP Research Papers

Eckhard Lübkemeier
Standing on Our Own Feet?

Opportunities and Risks of European Self-Defence


Peter Becker
A European Economic Policy in the Making

Success with Modest Means