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Strani pravni život
2019, iss. 4, pp. 41-51
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 06/03/2020
doi: 10.5937/spz63-24010
Creative Commons License 4.0
Conflict of interest: Case of the public procurement in Slovakia
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia



This article was prepared within the projects APVV-17-0641 "Improvement of effectiveness of legal regulation of public procurement and its application within EU law context", Jean Monnet project No. 600587-EPP-1-2018-1-SK-EPPJMO-MODULE: "Clinical Education in Selected Areas of European Union's Internal Market" and VEGA project No. 2/0167/19: "the real convergence in the European Union: empirical proofs and implications"


Article deals with the conflict of interest occurring in the process of public procurement. Conflict of interest is a negative phenomenon, which is generally forbidden. Contracting authorities are obliged to adopt adequate measures to prevent and remedy conflict of interest. If they fail to fulfil this obligation, consequences may appear in the form of cancellation of the procurement process, or even in the form of claim for damages caused by maladministration. Author compares European Union's and Slovak approach to this topic with regard to recent case law of the courts of the European Union.



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