Public Investments and the Application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU

  • Simona GherghinaEmail author
Part of the Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation book series (SEELR, volume 9)


The application of competition rules provides certain significant elements of the legal structure of public investments, whilst their clarification continues to be an ongoing process. Although centred on the changing domain of the intersection between competition rules and public procurement rules, the competition rules that are to be considered within the legal regime of public investments are also applicable outside the ambit of procurement regulations, both to award procedures and contract amendments. Within such a ‘competition element’ of public investments, the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU raises difficult issues relating to the qualification of contracting authorities as undertakings, centralised acquisitions, framework agreements, acceptable contract duration and further extensions, post-award reduction of bid price, and late payments by the public partner.


Public Investment Public Procurement Public Entity Competition Rule Procurement Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

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