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Addressing Conflict of Interests in Public Procurement in the European Union and the Legal Challenges in Romania and Slovakia

Dacian C. Dragoş, Alexandra Horváthová


Keywords: Conflict of Interests, Public Procurement, European Union, Romania, Slovakia

Public procurement is the process by which governments as well as other bodies governed by public law purchase products, services and public works. The European Union has adopted legal tools to introduce a certain standard of procedures across its Member States. Nevertheless, there are challenges that remain to be addressed. This article focuses on one area directly connected to both transparency and integrity – conflict of interests. The article first analyses the concept of conflict of interests and how the EU has approached solving conflicts of interests within public procurement. The second part of the article looks into the specifics of two countries that continue to have challenges in addressing conflicts of interests – Romania and Slovakia.

Dr Dacian C. Dragoş is Professor of Administrative and EU Law and Director of the Center for Good Governance Studies, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania, e-mail: <>; JUDr Alexandra Horváthová, LL.M., S.J.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Enterprise Liability, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, e-mail: <>.


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