*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Hannover Region and the City of Hannover have set up a union of local authorities in order to allocate some of their competences to them. They have provided the new entity with the resources that they themselves have allocated to the exercise of these competences, and have undertaken to cover any budget deficits. The union has the right to impose and collect fees and to carry out complementary activities. It enjoys operational autonomy, but must implement the decisions taken by an assembly composed of representatives of the founding communities. Reference has been made to the Court for a preliminary ruling as to whether such a transfer of powers to a
CASE COMMENTS : PUBLIC PROCUREMENT - INTERNAL ORGANISATION OF MEMBER STATES – FREEDOM
Transfer of competence : The European Court of Justice rules that a transfer of competence to a community union is not a public procurement requiring a competitive tendering procedure (Remondis)
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