FRANCE is being threatened with massive fines because of its alleged failure to abide by an ECJ ruling that it should set up redress procedures provided for in the EU legislation allowing suppliers, who feel they have been unfairly excluded from tendering for contracts in the renewable and non-renewable power sectors, to make formal complaints and launch appeals.

Meanwhile, local authorities will have to use common legal terminology in public procurement procedures when they advertise contracts for renewable energy and cogeneration ...

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