Originally introduced by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the presence of ‘certain cross-border interest’ is used to justify the application of EU principles to public procurement contracts that fall out the scope of EU law. Nonetheless, cross-border interest needs to be proven based on the criteria settled by the CJEU. This article presents firstly, a definition of cross-border interest and its relevance; secondly, the latest trends on digital public procurement and e-administration. Finally, the paper will discuss whether based on the criteria of the CJUE the expansion of digitalisation will render the presence of cross-border interest automatic, thus increasing transparency and consequently changing forever how we apply EU law.
|Journal||Review of European Administrative Law|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2021|
- Cross-border interest
- EU principles
- public procurement