EPSU responds negatively to PPP Green Paper Consultation

(20 July 2004)  EPSU's initial response to the Green Paper on PPPs is critical of the Commisison's narrow focus for the consultation excercise.

The Green Paper is concerned only with competition policy and extending the Internal Market in public services and the more fundamental questions regarding the social and economic value of PPPs are ignored.

EPSU's initial reponse, which will be discussed at the Executive Committee meeting in September, calls on the Commsision to address the risks and problems experienced with PPPs and the economic and social case for public sector investment and provision of services.