Managing Multinational Infrastructure: An Analysis of EU Institutional Structures and Best Practices

42 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011

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Willem Van der Geest

(formerly) International Trade Centre (ITC); (presently) European Union Advisory Group

Jorge Nunez-Ferrer

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: July 15, 2011

Abstract

Creating the framework for cross-border infrastructure cooperation often requires the active role of a third party, an “honest broker”, to forge convergence of interests. In this paper, the authors take issue with the myth that transnational cross-border infrastructure cooperation is the result of supra-national decision-making at the EU level. Another myth this paper addresses is that the management of trans- national and cross-border infrastructure is primarily supra-national. Although additional co-financing may be sought from the European Community budget and/or the European Investment Bank, these resources always complement national budgetary allocations and private funding.

Keywords: cross-border infrastructure cooperation, trans-national infrastructure, european union institutions, european union budget, public infrastructure development

JEL Classification: F36, H54, O19

Suggested Citation

Van der Geest, Willem and Nunez-Ferrer, Jorge, Managing Multinational Infrastructure: An Analysis of EU Institutional Structures and Best Practices (July 15, 2011). ADBI Working Paper No. 296. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1886247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1886247

Willem Van der Geest (Contact Author)

(formerly) International Trade Centre (ITC) ( email )

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(presently) European Union Advisory Group ( email )

Ministry of Economy
Yerevan, 0010
Armenia
0037499996110 (Phone)

Jorge Nunez-Ferrer

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

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