The PPP market in Europe
Europe has made progress on many economic and
political fronts – not least by becoming a market of 452m people this year. But there is a long way to go before a ‘single market’ or common approach will be developed for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
This article looks at progress in the 25 Member States of the “new” European Union and asks what role PPPs can play in the improvement in the quantity and quality of public service provision. In light of the past year’s
European Commission Green Paper on PPPs and
Community Law on Public Contracts and Concessions it also asks what role the EU should play in furthering the development of PPPs in the New Europe.