European auditors warn over public procurement errors

The European Commission and member states must do more to address problems with public procurement in EU cohesion expenditure. The European Court of Auditors said that failure to comply with public p...

EU takes Ireland to task on postcode tendering

The European Commission has described Ireland’s response to its findings on the flawed Eircode tendering process as “unclear” and “not satisfactory”. The commission had ruled that the State wrongly e...

EU Small Business Act : much done, much more to do

As the European Commission on February 23 publishes its review of the Small Business Act (SBA), Malcolm Harbour MEP, chairman of the European Parliament’s internal market committee, has said th...

EC plans could open up ICT procurement for SMEs

Technology start-ups and SMEs could benefit from European Commission (EC) plans to improve SME procurement. The EC has said it was looking to modernise the rules, tools and methods for public sector ...