The EU Parliament and Council issue a new directive on public concessions which brings about a significant risk of duplication of the relevant rules

The new Directive on Concessions is basically unnecessary, but creates red tape, duplication & legal uncertainty (Dir 2014/23)* I have been working on the preparation of a commentary to the first part of the new Directive 2014/23 on the award of concession contracts (OJ L 94, 28/03/2014, p. 1–64) and have realized that, unfortunately, it has indeed become a basically unnecessary piece of EU legislation that creates significant red tape and muddles an already complicated area of EU Economic Law. Unfortunately, as I anticipated (What Need and Logic for a New Directive on Concessions, Particularly Regarding the Issue of Their Economic Balance? (2012) European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review 2/2012: pp. 94-104), most of the general provisions of Directive

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Parliament and Council issue a new directive on public concessions which brings about a significant risk of duplication of the relevant rules, 26 February 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 65675

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