Managing Multinational Infrastructure: An Analysis of EU Institutional Structures and Best Practices
42 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 15, 2011
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
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