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Emerging Europe’s reluctant reform

27 Sep 2001

Although liberalisation in central and eastern Europe is driven by the need to join the EU as soon as possible, utility sector reform in the region can be slow. But, while governments remain reluctant to sell off core assets, restructuring and IPOs have opened up acquisition targets to foreign predators. And those utilities that can shake off state support may also help to shake up the sector. Laurence Knight reports

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27 Sep 2001