State aid and public procurement: For or against European firms?

14 Nov 2012
Ref: 067 2012

Against the background of the current economic crisis, the European Union should make the best use of taxpayers' money. At its November plenary session, the EESC called for better access to public procurement and more flexible state aid rules.

On 14 November, the EESC endorsed two opinions on e-procurement and the modernisation of state aid. At a time of public budget cuts and increasing global competition, the EESC wants to ensure that EU companies enjoy equal access to public funding both in procurement and state aid cases.