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Public procurement and social goals – where are we now?

18 April 2016 was the deadline for Member States to integrate the new Public Procurement Directive in their national laws. One year after, what has happened?

One year after the deadline, ten Member States still haven’t converted the directive into national law: Belgium, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, Finland and Sweden.

The new directive has paved the way for a new dynamic that should trigger local...

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Sustainable development goals are key to unlock inclusive globalisation

For decades our political and financial systems have been run in line with the goals of globalisation. When globalisation really picked up steam free market trade was presented as a panacea for stagnant growth that would benefit all. Through movements including Occupy and Los Indignados in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis,......

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