May 2008, WErner T. Bauer, Bela Hollos, Michael Huber-Strasser, Luise Wernisch, 60 pages
The document outlines the development of the liberalisation and privatisation over the past years in selected public service sectors, which are important for the regions and municipalities of the EU. These include the areas waste, education, healthcare, culture, public transport, security, electricity and gas, water and wastewater as well as housing. The study is based on an evaluation and update of the most significant results of the series of studies "Privatisation and Liberalisation of Public Services in the EU", which the ÖGPP prepared between 2002 and 2004. The results clearly show that - due to a wide range of negative experiences - the speed of liberalising and privatising public services in the EU has noticeably decreased in many, even though not in all sectors.
report, in German (pdf)