33 articles in Portugal
The EIB’s lending pipeline in water has taken off this month.
Marubeni could be rueing its decision to enter the Portuguese water sector.
- Catalunya’s anti-fraud office this month recommended Acciona be stripped of its €1 billion 50-year ATLL bulk water concession in Barcelona after investigators found evidence the concession-holder made allegedly irregular payments totalling €12.13 million to two of its subsidiaries.
Opposition politicians have seized on a critical 2014 report to come up with a manifesto which promises widespread reform of Portugal’s water concessions. All they need to do now is win October’s election.
Tariff reform and public-public concessions feature heavily in the Portuguese government’s plans for the future of the country’s water sector. Private sector participation is a more distant prospect.
Dobromir Simidchiev, the pro-private sector deputy minister for regional development in Bulgaria, is expected to be retained in his post by the country’s new caretaker government, which was appointed on 12 March.
The merger of bulk and retail water services in Portugal will result in a series of private concessions being rolled out next year. Not everyone is happy with the reform process.
Portugal is looking to translate its domestic water expertise into international project wins. It has picked some surprising target markets.
Efacec Ambiente is a vocal advocate of the Portuguese government’s push into international markets. What is its strategy?
The Greek government expects to name legal and technical advisory teams for the privatisation of water companies EYATH and EYDAP later this month.