Newswire Weekly – European Public Procurement Update

A roundup of European public sector procurment news stories this week

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

US Essay Examines How To Tackle Procurement Cost Overruns

Examination of public procurement cost overruns in the US – lessons for Europe too

Excavating the EU’s Public Funds Mine – How Many Corrupt Gems Will We Find?

Researchers have developed a measuring technique to trawl through public procurement data and pick out instances of corruption.