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Auditors expose the failure of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and slam EU’s support

Published jointly with Eurodad Tuesday March 20 2018 The European Court of Auditors today slammed Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), stating that they were ‘not always effectively managed and did not provide adequate value-for-money’. The report, entitled “Public Private Partnerships in the EU: Widespread shortcomings and limited benefits” looks at PPPs in several EU countries. Inefficient spending […]

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Mega-infrastructure as “structural adjustment 2.0”

By Antonio Tricarico, Re:Common, Italy and Xavier Sol, Counter Balance, Brussels, and previously published by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America. The revived love for mega-infrastructure at the time of the crisis The Group of 20 (G20) is promoting a new global programme for mega-infrastructure as one of the key antidotes for sluggish growth. Encouraged by the G20, […]

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Going For Broke

Why Financialisation is the wrong fix for infrastructure Building new infrastructure is no longer simply the talk of towns and communities in which various projects are to be implemented. instead, it has taken on a new, awe-inspiring, global character. in europe alone, the european commission estimates that investment of up to €2 trillion is needed […]

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Ontwikkeling als dekmantel voor privatisering in Egypte

By Samira Bendadi – Originally appeared in MO* De Europese en Amerikaanse steun aan de landen van de Arabische Lente is slechts een middel om een agressief privatiseringsbeleid op te dringen. Via de zogenaamde PPP’s (privé-publieke partnerschappen) wil men sectoren zoals water en energie naar de privésector overhevelen. Tot die conclusie komt Counter Balance, een […]

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Tracking the records of development banks in the Middle East and North Africa: towards a new development paradigm for the region?

Launch debate and presentation of the report “The Great Middle East Beanfeast – How ‘Development’ Banks are Using Public-Private Partnerships to Carve Up the Arab Spring Countries” Remember the Arab spring, the wave of popular revolts that hit several Arab countries in 2011. They initially resulted in the ousting of cruel dictators and brought about […]

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