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“Laursen, Thomas; Myers, Bernard. 2009. Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States : Strengthening Planning and Implementation of Transport Infrastructure Investments. World Bank Working Paper ; no. 161. © World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5921?show=full License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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