Public rescue for more failed private finance institutions - a critique of the EC green paper on PPPs

PPPs do not supplement public spending – they absorb it

(23 March 2010)  A new report by the Public Service International Research Unit cautions the European Commission against enthusiastically endorsing public-private partnerships, contending that PPPs, as they are known, do not supplement public spending – they absorb it.

The European Commission outlines high hopes for developing public-private partnerships in its EU 2020 strategy. EPSU has called for a reaction of the European Commission and called on MEPs to be prudent with regard to PPPs. - For the full report by David Hall, Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), March 2010:

- For the press release