Kutafin University Law Review


In issue 2 on 2016 year

OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS OF CONCENTRATION OF LOCAL SERVICES PROVISION IN HUNGARY

DOI: 10.17803/2313-5395.2016.2.6.269―289

Author: István Hoffman

Rubric: LEGAL PROFESSION ABROAD

Annotation: The public services have great importance in the modern economies, as well the local public services. Therefore their regulation and management have a great impact on economic growth. Firstly, the change of the policies on provision of local public services will be examined by the lecturer. The “silent change” of the European regulation, which was based on the Altmark, Telekom Austria and the Stadt Halle decisions of the ECJ, has affeted the national policies. Thus, a concentration tendency and a tendency of growing public influence will be shortly analysed. After the review of the European tendencies, the changes in Hungary will be examined. Firstly, the changes in the local services of general economic interest and secondly, the changes of the provision of local welfare, educational and cultural services. In this review the transforming role of the public bodies and the concentration of the local welfare, educational and social services will be examined. The opportunities (mainly, economy of scale, larger service provision units) and the threats (for example, information flow problems, inflexible service provision) will be shortly reviewed, as well.


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Keywords: Public services, public law, management, concentration, European and Hungarian regulation

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