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24 May 2017 - Seven in for Norway road PPP

The Norwegian roads authority Statens Vegvesen has received qualifications from seven teams for the rv 3/rv 25 Loten–Elverum PPP, also known as the Ommangsvollen-Grundset / Basthjørnet project. Read more...

24 May 2017 - Irish govt and EIB discuss PPP pipeline

The Irish government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have discussed options for the potential further use of PPPs. Read more...

23 May 2017 - Ireland signs EU concessions directive

Ireland’s Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has signed the Concessions Directive (2014/23/EU) into Irish law, creating a “new public procurement regime for large-scale projects”. Read more...

23 May 2017 - PPP adviser selected for Belgian schools

Authorities in Flanders have selected a legal adviser for the region’s new schools PPP programme. Read more...

23 May 2017 - UBS infra fund buys Spanish toll road

Swiss asset manager UBS has agreed to buy the full equity of a Spanish road PPP. Read more...

23 May 2017 - EC 'fails to appreciate' Irish infra deficit

The latest European Commission recommendation on Ireland’s public finances has been rebuked for not appreciating the scale of infrastructure deficits facing the country. Read more...

23 May 2017 - UK 'will struggle' to secure infra investment

The European Commission has warned that the UK faces a difficult challenge to secure sufficient public and private infrastructure investment to meet its needs. Read more...

22 May 2017 - Allianz makes infra hire

Investment manager Allianz Global Investors has hired a new vice-president in the infrastructure debt team, as it unveils a new strategy to complement its infrastructure business. Read more...

22 May 2017 - Advisers sought for Latvian leisure PPP

The Latvian Ministry of Culture has issued a request for expressions of interest from consultants for a leisure PPP. Read more...

19 May 2017 - Irish govt exploring 'a lot' of off-balance funding

Ireland’s finance minister Michael Noonan has revealed that the government is actively exploring funding infrastructure off balance sheet – and has refused to use bank shares for capital investment. Read more...

19 May 2017 - German ministry selects TA

Germany's federal transport ministry (BMVI) has awarded a contract for technical advisory services for its PPP programme. Read more...

18 May 2017 - Ireland's Kenny and Noonan to retire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has asked the Fine Gael Executive Council to select a successor by 2 June; Minister for Finance Michael Noonan also to step down Read more...

18 May 2017 - Eversheds Sutherland makes Paris hire

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has appointed a new partner for the projects team in Paris. Read more...

18 May 2017 - Lithuanian police PPPs tendered

The Lithuanian government has tendered two police station PPPs. Read more...

17 May 2017 - Deadline postponed for Italian streetlighting PPP

A town in the Italian Puglia region has extended the deadline for the receipt of tenders for its streetlighting PPP. Read more...

17 May 2017 - European Commission drives 'EFSI 2.0'

European Commission welcomes parliament committee vote on expanding the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI); MEPs welcome reforms; European Investment Bank welcomes vote Read more...

15 May 2017 - RFQ for Irish social housing PPP

Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has issued a contract notice for the first social housing PPP bundle. Read more...

15 May 2017 - Atlantia launches Abertis takeover bid

Italian toll road operator Atlantia has launched a formal bid to acquire Spanish rival Abertis, in a deal that would create one of the world’s largest road infrastructure enterprises. Read more...

15 May 2017 - German ministry selects PPP adviser

Germany’s federal transport ministry (BMVI) has awarded a contract for legal advisory services for its PPP programme. Read more...

15 May 2017 - Ireland's NDFA head to leave

The head of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) in Ireland is to leave the organisation, Partnerships Bulletin understands. Read more...

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What’s all the Hub-bub?

The Global Infrastructure Hub has been quick to establish its initial offering to the market, but there is much still to do

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"The key is collaboration"

Jason Zhengrong Lu is acting head & lead infrastructure finance specialist at the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF). He tells Paul Jarvis of the organisation’s progress and plans for the future

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