Every year, European governments spend about €2.3 trillion on procurement – from light bulbs to catering services. So what would happen, a growing number of EU leaders are asking, if a bigger share of that money were focused on buying new technologies and services?
The result would be a big boost for innovation and growth in Europe, argues Malcolm Harbour (ECR), Chairman of the European Parliament’s internal market committee. “Procurement should be part of the mix...
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