Exploring the legal background of cross-border developments in public procurement

One of the most frequently mentioned problems in the EGTCs consultation during the 2018 project was the conduct of public procurement procedures related to cross-border projects.

  • On the one hand, the relevant EU regulation is contradicted by Hungarian national law when it excludes a Hungarian-based EGTC from announcing a call under the public procurement law of a neighbouring country.
  • On the other hand, it is not clear how to procure the individual elements for integrated projects. This is particularly problematic for integrated developments that have investment implications on both sides of the border.

In order to solve these issues, we will analyse the current legal framework within the 2019 Legal Accessibility Project, make a textual recommendation in order to eliminate the lack of legal harmonization, and compile a handbook on public procurement procedures for cross-border projects.