Directive 2014/24/EU included, for the first time in EU public procurement law, express obligations related to the prevention, control and avoidance of conflicts of interest. The provisions respond to a doctrinal reasoning carried out by the CJEU throughout previous years, and they lead to rather positive developments in the regulation of these ambiguous realities. However, some incongruencies can be identified in both the Directive and the CJEU that can undermine its correct implementation, and its national transposition by Member States (e.g. Spain) is revealing further interpretative struggles that would need to be addressed in the future.
A sandwich lunch will be available from 12.30. The meeting will begin at 1pm.