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Slowdown in Italian Public Construction Procurement – Temporary, We Hope!

New regulations seem to be causing delays


Tales from the Public Procurement Taverna

How public sector money is being spent in Europe – news roundup


EU Keeps an Eye on Italy, France and others for ‘Excessive Imbalances’ in Spending

Italy and France in ‘excessive imbalance’ category for violation of EU rules on economic stability


Refugee Crisis – Corruption More Likely When Public Procurement Processes are Circumvented

Authorities need to be aware of the risks when rapid action needed


Italy Has Largest Number of Enterprises Selected in Latest Round of Horizon 2020 Project

In the latest round, phase one, of the Horizon 2020 programme’s ‘SME Instrument’ which ended in June, Italian enterprises are way out front in terms of numbers of enterprises selected to benefit from a grant to assess feasibility of their ideas. SME Instrument will see small and medium-sized businesses across Europe benefit from the EU’s Horizon 2020…


Italy’s €100 Million Pre-Commercial Procurement Programme To Foster Innovation

Italy’s Ministry of Education, University and Research funds innovative pre-commercial procurement programme to boost R&D


Porto Conference – Transposition of the Directives in EU Countries

Portugal on-track, Germany confusing, Italy is “interesting”!


Professor Gustavo Piga at the Porto e-Public Procurement Conference

How can procurement help heal the sick European economy?


Fresh Public Contracts Corruption Scandal Hits Italy

Italian police are investigating claims of corruption involving several large public projects, worth a total of €25 billion


Corruption in Rome linked to Public Procurement

Millions of Euros involved with contracts for managing refugees and other services