Irish EU Presidency seals deal on Concession Contracts in Public Procurement

A deal on uniform (albeit excluding the water sector) EU-wide rules on awarding high-value and long-term concession contracts was provisionally agreed by internal market MEPs and the Irish Presidency on Tuesday.

“The political agreement reached today on the concessions directive with the Council and the Commission constitutes a major step forward for the internal market. Clear rules will apply to the awarding of concession contracts, for both works and services, putting an end to the current patchwork of national rules and interpretations of EU principles and case law,” said Parliament’s rapporteur, Phillipe Juvin (EPP, FR), after the deal was clinched. “No, the directive does not lead to privatization of public services. No, the directive does not question public authorities’ freedom of choice regarding the organisation of their public service missions,” he stressed.

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