European citizens expect the Union to boost up their economic system. But, in spite of the single market and the euro, the per head European income has, over the last thirty years, only represented 70% of the American citizen’s income. Furthermore, by devoting 1.4% of this income to higher education and 1.9% to research (versus 3% and 2.6% in the States), the Union doesn’t lay the foundations of future growth. And it so happens that, economic growth is instrumental in preserving the European social model. If Europe doesn’t manage to build up a new full employment system based on knowledge, we run the risk of calling into question the very foundations of the European construction. Marie André suggests that we try to achieve effective budgeting, to improve budget readability and to place budget in the service of the future.