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This Week’s News from the Public Procurement Cafe

Public spending stories from around Europe this week


Tragedy in Paris and Will Nationalism Hit Public Procurement?

If countries become more inward-looking, what happens to EU procurement?


A Single European Defence Force – Likely Procurement Issues (if it ever happens!)

Agreeing specifications would prove a challenge


Pedro Telles and the Public Procurement Podcasts

A series of interesting interviews with academics and an Ombudsman!


Government Procurement in EU a “Concern” for World Trade Organisation

The World Trade Organisation expresses concern over the EU’s trade policies regarding government procurement.


Report Finds “Strategic Behaviour” Around EU Procurement Thresholds in Sweden

An ‘anomalous’ concentration of procurements with values just below regulatory thresholds