#6 3rd country bidders’ access to the EU market & Academic research stays


  • Is access to the EU market of 3rd country bidders a political or legal question?
  • What is the current EU legal framework for the access of third-country bidders to the internal market?
  • What is the International Procurement Instrument?
  • What are the challenges of the proposed white paper approach to foreign subsidies for suppliers?


  • What is the value of a research stay abroad?
  • What to consider when deciding on where to go for a research stay?

In today’s episode, we discuss a highly politically charged topic of 3rd country access to the EU market. For this purpose, we consider the current EU legal framework as well as proposed since 2012 International Procurement instrument. Also, we comment on the new European Commission’s white paper on foreign subsidies and especially it’s module 3 with propositions for public procurement. For dessert, we consider the value of research stays abroad, and we discuss what some of the important factors to consider are.

Let’s dish up public procurement law!


Marta Andhov & Willem Janssen

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You might also be interested in Marta publication on this subject:

M. Andhov, “EU and public procurement: making better use of the existing tool box – The response to competition from third country bidders” in M. Wiberg: EU Industrial Policy in a Globalised World – Effects on the Single Market (SIEPS Project 2020)

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