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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...

1 June 2015 - More is Less

Getting a small, social deal off the ground can be tricky for authorities that are relatively new to PPP. Bundling may be the answer, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 June 2015 - Country Watch – Ukraine

Despite massive obstacles, Ukraine is admirably focused on building the right structure to improve its infrastructure and PPP future, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 May 2015 - In Their Sights

As defence budgets across Europe have continued to fall, the Nordic countries last year revealed plans for new investment through PPP. James Kenny explores what has happened since Read more...

1 April 2015 - A Freeze is Coming

As Greece splutters its way towards renegotiating its position with the EU, the outcome will have major implications for the rest of the continent, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 March 2015 - Bridging the Divide

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has launched a new unit to help address countries’ PPP skills. James Kenny finds out more Read more...

1 February 2015 - Growing Pains

A mixture of reduced government funding and an increasing perception of universities as businesses has made them a fertile ground for PPP investment around the world, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 February 2015 - Out of the Ashes

Ireland’s government has put PPPs at the heart of its plans for economic recovery. The latest Financing Irish Infrastructure conference suggests it is a model for success, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 February 2015 - Country Watch – Spain

Spain’s PPP market has been limping along since it bore the brunt of the global financial crisis. Dan Colombini reports on how the municipalities are at the forefront of a resurgence Read more...

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ESA Trouble

Could ESA10 really save PF2 – or even bring back PFI?

House of Funds

Michael Ryan formed Dalmore Capital just when the economy and the PPP pipeline was flatlining. He tells Amanda Nicholls how the fund manager has come out the other side

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