European Union

EU competition policy ""unsuited to the characteristics of the electricity and gas sectors".

Michel Derdevet (an academic and a director of RTE, the French national electricity grid company/EDF) has written a book which criticises the EU directive requiring markets in electricity and gas and supporting policies based more on solidarity and 'service public'.

water and competition

There is no evidence of actual vcompetition being important in obtaining private water contracts in Europe. A new PSIRU study shows that in the UK, France and Spain nearly all private contracts were originally obtained, and then retained, without even competitive tendering.

This applies to all companies including those such as Sacyr Vallhermosa

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