Public Undertakings and Public Service Activities in the European Union

01-02-1997

The current privatization trend means that the role of public enterprises in the Community is diminishing and the fulfilment of public service obligations is in question. The study examines the nature and scope of these obligations in the Member States to discover if there is any agreement on a minimal notion of public service.

The current privatization trend means that the role of public enterprises in the Community is diminishing and the fulfilment of public service obligations is in question. The study examines the nature and scope of these obligations in the Member States to discover if there is any agreement on a minimal notion of public service.