The TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) talks have failed, according to the German Economics Minister last week. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany’s vice chancellor, said that the free trade deal forged between the EU and Canada was fairer for both sides. During a question-and-answer session in Berlin he said that “the negotiations with…
Trade-offs in public procurement and the detail of the potential conflicts
Only 7 countries have put national laws in place
Empirical research scores over theoretical?
New guidance is political posturing
The European Commission tells us that public procurement accounts for a substantial €1000 billion per year of world trade. For national economies it can affect up to 25 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and on average it reaches about 16 percent for EU member states. So, the public purchase of goods and services carries…
New EU rules may cause confusion, even encourage corruption?
Positive but complex rules to allow support for mutuals
Help for contracting authorities – understand the key issues
EU CoJ rules minimum wage not to apply to foreign suppliers