Does the EU violate public procurement law in its external migration policy? (2019, with Elies Steyger)

In 2014-2015, the European Union adopted three financial measures in order to cooperate with neighbouring countries in the field of migration policy: the EU Trust Fund for Africa, the EU Trust Fund for Syrian refugees, and the Facility for refugees in Turkey. These European external migration funds are subject to the ordinary public procurement rules to which both the member states and EU institutions themselves are subject. However, for the projects implemented through these financial measures, there is often no open competition. How does this relate to European public procurement law?

The full blogpost was published on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy on 28 November 2019. A Spanish translation has been published here.