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The Evolving Concept of ‘Conflict of Interests’ in the EU Public Procurement Law journal article

Deividas Soloveičik, Karolis Šimanskis

European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, Volume 12 (2017), Issue 2, Page 112 - 131

The concept of conflict of interests is the emerging theme in both the EU public procurement doctrine and legal practice. This article is an endeavour to examine the roots of conflict of interests and to understand if generally applicable features of the concept are equally relevant in public procurement law. It will be shown that there are different types of conflict of interests which are relevant, namely to the practice of public procurement and having the sui generis nature. The publication includes the thorough examination of the EU and Lithuanian case-law related to the conflicts of interest as well as the analysis of the relevant provisions of the Directive 2014/24. Keywords: Public Procurement; Lithuania; Conflicts of Interest; eVigilo; Supreme Court; Directive 2014/24.


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

Dacian C. Dragoş, Alexandra Horváthová

European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, Volume 12 (2017), Issue 3, Page 266 - 280

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.

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