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Trade & Society 31-05-2016

Mexican minister: Trade talks with EU will be less controversial than TTIP

Mexico's Economy Minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, visited Brussels on Monday (30 May) to launch a process to upgrade the 16-year-old EU-Mexico trade agreement. In an interview with EURACTIV.com, the Mexican economist eyes 2018 as the year to conclude an “ambitious” deal.
Central Europe 13-11-2014

Romanian anti-corruption chief: Fraud often begins when tenders are written

SPECIAL REPORT: Often those who write the technical specifications of tenders play a key role in the corruption schemes for public procurement, the Chief Prosecutor of the Anti-Corruption Directorate of Romania (DNA) Laura Codru?a Kövesi told EURACTIV Romania.
Regional Policy 10-02-2010

Lobbyist: Regional funds ‘discriminate’ against PPPs

National governments are holding back EU regional funding from local authorities that work with private contractors to deliver transport, waste and water services, according to Jean-Pierre Tardieu, chairman of E3PO, a group which promotes public-private partnerships (PPPs).

MEP: Use procurement process to ‘leverage innovation’

Public authorities should back innovative SMEs from the beginning of the procurement process, regardless of whether their product or service ultimately wins a public contract, MEP Malcolm Harbour (EPP-ED, UK) told EURACTIV in an interview.

PPPs: ‘A solution for cash-strapped EU governments’

As Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy prepares to sort out the rules governing public-private partnerships (PPPs), Michael Burnett, public procurement expert and senior lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), tells EURACTIV why it is so important to develop PPPs in Europe.