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Kosovo’s pyramidal highway and remarkable generosity

Capussela, Andrea Lorenzo (2015) Kosovo’s pyramidal highway and remarkable generosity. South East Europe Blog (19 Feb 2015). Blog Entry.

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The €838m Kosovo highway (which has in recent times attracted the Guardian’s and Foreign Policy’s attention) might well have been one of the most wasteful infrastructure projects in history. Andrea Lorenzo Capussela gives all the numbers: a staggering ‘€400m of the final €838m final construction cost is excess price’, equivalent to 10 per cent of Kosovo’s GDP. ‘Money paid for no reason’, he concludes, from a poor country to a rich foreign firm.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Sets: Collections > South East Europe at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 12:01
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:25

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