Contracting Out Public Services to NGO (Comparative Practices in Asian Countries)

  • 2016/03/09
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In Asian countries, contracting out public services to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has been recognized as usual practice to support government function. This study found that their contractual agreement with the government strikes the nature of NGO as self-governing institutions, non-profit orientation, and independency. Read more... (Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto)

The Great Greek Auction: The Privatization of Utilities and Assets in Greece

  • 2016/02/23
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With the onset of the Greek financial crisis in 2009 and the subsequent need for bailouts and loans from foreign creditors, Greece’s publicly owned assets and state-run services were brought into focus and became the target for reform, restructuring and privatization. This received a new and drastic impetus last year as a result of the latest bailout agreement, which requires that Greece implement a wide-ranging privatization program. Here we shall briefly overview the examples of water supply, electricity, and ports. Read more... (Daniel Haitas)

Delay Pays Well – Recent Case-law of the ECJ Related to Air Passenger Rights

  • 2016/02/10
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Because of information asymmetry in the aviation sector passengers and air carriers will never be in possession of the same facts. Passengers are exposed to carriers when they are waiting for their flights. That is the main reason why the legislative bodies have to take care of passengers by providing them rights against carriers, although there is a significant difference in the method of regulation in the United States of America and the European Union. This essay intends to point out some of them. Read more ... (Nikolett Zoványi)

Legal Efforts to Correct and Reform Privatized Water Services in Indonesia

  • 2015/12/22
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This study describes two effective legal efforts in dealing with water management problems in Indonesia: first, civil litigation to improve quality of water services. Second, in accordance with the philosophical meaning of water as nation’s welfare under 1945 Constitution, remunicipalisation is the suitable way to reform Indonesian’s water management control. Read more... (Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto)


  • 2015/10/18
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In recent times much of the news and political discussion in Europe and beyond has been dominated by the issue of the present situation in Greece, in particular its debt problem,  relationship to other EU Member States and place within the Eurozone. The major source of contention has been the differing opinions about the measures that Greece should implement in order to receive bailout money so as to avoid defaulting on its debts and remain a member of the Eurozone. The Syriza government elected at the beginning of this year employed rhetoric emphasising the democractic will of the Greek people in order to renegotiate the country’s relationship to its creditors on more favourable terms. However, it often seems to be forgotten by those who promote and support this narrative that in the other 18 Eurozone countries there is also a democratic will and voting public which is concerned in particular with the way in which tax-payer money and public funds are to be spent, a concern which relates directly to the Greek situation, as the citizens of these countries have contributed to past bailouts for Greece, and will fund any future finanincial assistance for the country. Among these states is Germany,   the economic powerhouse of Europe, and Slovakia and the Baltic states, which are smaller post-communist countries that have also gone through their own experiences of austerity and economic hardship. This article shall briefly survey the attitudes of certain elements of the governments and general publics of these countries in relation to the issue of funding for a new bailout agreement for Greece in order to obtain a more complete and balanced picture of the present crisis in the Eurozone. Read more... (Daniel Haitas)