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27 May 2016 - EIB mulls Lithuania road PPP

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering providing finance for a highway PPP in Lithuania which is to be tendered in the autumn. Read more...

27 May 2016 - EIB considers Lisbon infra fund

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is mulling an investment into a Lisbon-based European infrastructure fund Read more...

27 May 2016 - Bulgaria approves new concessions law

The government of Bulgaria has approved a new concessions law that includes PPPs. Read more...

26 May 2016 - UPDATED: Dutch court PPP signed

The Dutch government and the NACH consortium has reached commercial close on the Amsterdam Court PPP. Read more...

25 May 2016 - Spain backs Slim’s FCC acquisition

Spain’s competition authority has given approval to the public offer to acquire contractor FCC from Carlos Slim’s Inversora Carso. Read more...

25 May 2016 - Spanish train SPV in bankruptcy

Contractor OHL’s special purpose vehicle, Cercanias Mostoles Navalcarnero, has applied for voluntary bankruptcy due to the insolvency of the commuter train. Read more...

25 May 2016 - FC for Irish health PPP

Ireland’s first healthcare PPP has reached financial close and "paves the way for further PPPs" Read more...

23 May 2016 - FC for Dutch road PPP

Rijskwaterstaat and the Noaber18 consortium have reached financial close on the N18 Groenlo – Enschede PPP with debt provided by five banks. Read more...

20 May 2016 - No bidders for Macedonia hydro PPP

A proposed hydro power plant PPP project in Macedonia has failed to attract a single bid. Read more...

20 May 2016 - Dutch tunnel PPP tendered

The Dutch government has issued a contract notice for the A15/A20 Blankenburg Connection PPP. Read more...

20 May 2016 - Irish transport minister warned of funding shortfall

Staff at Ireland’s department of transport warn new minister of major funding shortfalls, as Taoiseach announces new ministers Read more...

20 May 2016 - Slovakia signs Bratislava ringroad PPP

The Slovak government has signed a memorandum and concession contract for the D4/R7 ringroad in Bratislava. Read more...

19 May 2016 - France unveils new infra body

The French government has launched a new body to advise public bodies on infrastructure procurement in the country. Read more...

19 May 2016 - EC urges Ireland infra spend increase

The European Commission urges Irish government to address infrastructure needs; government’s stance on Eurostat PPP treatment backed by private sector Read more...

18 May 2016 - Norway releases PPP schedule

The Norwegian road authority has released a tentative timeline for its toll road PPP pipeline. Read more...

17 May 2016 - Belgium city issues school PPP

The city of Vilvoorde is calling firms interested in developing a primary school. Read more...

16 May 2016 - Polish city tenders leisure PPP

A Polish public water authority is seeking a firm to develop a thermal waters complex as part of a wider hotel project. Read more...

13 May 2016 - Spanish firms post Q1 results

Spanish construction giants Abengoa, Acciona, ACS, OHL and Sacyr have posted their first quarter results; Abengoa revenue down €840m Read more...

13 May 2016 - Skanska warns of weak PPP markets

Swedish construction giant Skanska has said the PPP market in the US is strong - but warned that the outlook for other markets is weak. Read more...

13 May 2016 - Swiss lake crossing PPP confirmed

The Government of Geneva has confirmed the construction of the Traversée du Lac project to be delivered under a PPP scheme. Read more...

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Keeping positive

The troubles afflicting Edinburgh’s PPP schools should not detract from what the best examples of the model can offer

“The Mood is Very Positive”

Sir John Armitt, Institution of Civil Engineers president, member of the National Infrastructure Commission and chair of the National Needs Assessment, gives his take on the UK’s infrastructure landscape

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