EU Economic Law in a Time of Crisis

EU Economic Law in a Time of Crisis

Edited by Harri Kalimo and Max S. Jansson

How has the EU’s economic crisis affected the development of economic law in the Union? This book contributes to the debate by examining EU economic law from a contextual and policy-oriented perspective. The expert authors explore areas such as the EMU and the internal market, and emphasize the important fields of public procurement, taxation, and intellectual property rights. The investigation proceeds along themes such as harmonization, institutional interplay, non-economic values, and international actions. The authors conclude that, during the crisis, the attention of the Barroso Commission focused quite narrowly on the most urgent problems, failing to consider longer-term issues to spark off bold policy endeavours, and break inter-institutional blockages.

Chapter 7: The EU public procurement regime on third-country bidders – setting the cursor between openness and reciprocity

Frank Hoffmeister

Subjects: law - academic, european law, law and economics

Abstract

Chapter 7 by Frank Hoffmeister, who acted as the Deputy Chef de Cabinet of Trade Commissioner De Gucht in the Barroso II Commission, discusses the international aspects of the EU’s public procurement law. The investigation starts off with the draft regulation on the position of third-country bidders in the EU internal procurement market, which the Barroso II Commission proposed in April 2013. The Chapter elaborates the central ‘reciprocity’ rationale of this instrument. The review includes an institutional dimension as it provides an assessment of the positions of the European Parliament and the Council, and the ensuing inter-institutional controversies. The analysis is further linked to the on-going efforts of the European Commission on international fora to negotiate public procurement chapters in free trade agreements with third countries. Combined, the steps in the chapter will allow for a critical analysis on whether and how the reform of public procurement rules has been affected by the economic crisis and used as a way to come out of it.

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