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1 December 2016 - When, Not If

The Financing Irish Infrastructure 2016 conference in Dublin highlighted a significant project pipeline emerging, as Irish authorities ramp-up capital expenditure with a sense of urgency. David Keniry reports Read more...

1 December 2016 - Standard Bearer

Having already established itself as one of the most mature PPP markets across Europe, the Netherlands is continuing to go from strength to strength. Dan Colombini examines the secret of the country’s success Read more...

1 November 2016 - A Clear Picture

In September, the long-awaited guidance on the interpretation of the ESA10 accounting rules was published. It’s been good news for some, but balance treatment issues have not been banished for good, reports Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 October 2016 - Countrywatch – Germany

Despite a massive new federal transportation plan, the municipalities look set to drive PPP dealflow. Dan Colombini reports on the opportunities and issues affecting one of Europe’s key destinations Read more...

1 September 2016 - Euro Talk

In the aftermath of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, investors, politicians and others in the UK appeared to be in panic mode. As things have since started to calm down, Marina Formoso asks how those in other European countries are viewing the fallout of Brexit Read more...

11 July 2016 - Brexit Special: “The Only Certainty is Uncertainty”

June’s referendum has thrown UK plc into turmoil. Amanda Nicholls reports on what Brexit means for the infrastructure industry Read more...

11 July 2016 - On the Move

Italy’s transport plans are likely to push the case for more PPP investment, reports Marina Formoso Read more...

1 June 2016 - Loosening the Bonds

The European Investment Bank’s Project Bonds Credit Enhancement initiative has completed its initial phase. So what is next for the instrument, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

3 May 2016 - No More Belgian Waffle

Belgium has been hit as hard as any European nation by the uncompromising approach to ESA10 taken by Eurostat. Paul Jarvis finds out what efforts are being made to tackle the problem Read more...

1 April 2016 - Against the Ropes

European accountancy standards are forcing many current evolutions of PPPs onto government balance sheets across the continent. This could mean the final round for projects in their current form, finds Amanda Nicholls Read more...

1 March 2016 - Fractured

Germany has seen its PPP landscape grow in the past few years in response to the need for new infrastructure, but more work is needed to integrate the approaches of different levels of government, reports Marina Formoso Read more...

1 March 2016 - City of Hope

Local authorities are exploring new ways of financing urban infrastructure, with some of the more ambitious around the world increasingly looking to go ‘smart’. Amanda Nicholls reports Read more...

7 December 2015 - Waiting for Dawn

Sweden’s Infrastructure Commission has backed the use of PPPs for new investments, but will it be enough to lure international investors, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

7 December 2015 - Murphy’s Law

November’s Financing Irish Infrastructure conference offered some hope for a sceptical PPP market, reports Amanda Nicholls Read more...

7 December 2015 - Country Watch – Portugal

Having suffered throughout the global financial crisis, Portugal is suffering something of a PPP hangover, reports Marina Formoso Read more...

1 November 2015 - Rehabilitation Nation

After the global financial crisis decimated Spain’s construction industry, there are tentative signs that things could be starting to improve. Marina Formoso asks whether its health PPP market can overcome political and economic hurdles Read more...

1 November 2015 - Country Watch – Austria

Surrounded by a number of active PPP markets such as Germany and Croatia, Austria has been overshadowed by its neighbours. Is it time to step out of the shadows, asks James Kenny Read more...

25 August 2015 - Land Grab

Capturing the uplift in land value created by infrastructure may seem like a good idea, but making it work is far harder, explains Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 July 2015 - A New Way Forward

Croatia is changing tack in its approach to the PPP model, with a new agency and new approach to projects. Can it deliver asks James Kenny Read more...

1 July 2015 - Country Watch: Turkey

A strong economy, a stable government, significant infrastructure needs and a government committed to using PPP to tackle them. Turkey has a lot to attract investors, and is starting to gain traction, reports James Kenny Read more...

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A busy body

The National Infrastructure Commission has plenty to do in 2017. What did we learn from a conversation with its chair, Lord Adonis?

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Marvellous Things

James Aiello’s career has taken him from practising law in California, to planning PPPs in South Africa. The South African Treasury’s top PPP official tells Paul Jarvis how he got there, and what he has planned for the country

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