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The lifetime value of contracts outsourced by the U.K. government rose 53% over the past year to GBP95 billion, according to data provided by the GMB union. This increase means the government hasn't learned its lesson following the collapse of outsourcing and construction company Carillion PLC last year, the union says. -The Guardian


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his ruling left-wing Syriza party will face a vote of no confidence at midnight Wednesday after the Greek parliament launched proceedings to determine whether Tsipras and Syriza can stay in power. -Kathimerini


OMV board member Manfred Leitner says he is optimistic the North Stream 2 pipeline will begin operating this year despite the threat of U.S. sanctions, as Europe's growing gas import needs and CO2 emissions targets make increasing gas production via the pipeline unavoidable. -Der Standard


British outsourcer Capita PLC expects to lose "a considerable sum of money" on a contract with the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense to recruit soldiers due to financial penalties imposed for missing targets and investments in technology, Chief Executive Jonathan Lewis told lawmakers Monday. -The Times of London


The president of the German Savings Banks' Association Helmut Schleweis is working on a plan to prevent the winding up of the beleaguered NordLB regional bank should talks with financial investors on NordLB's future collapse. Schleweis wants leading public institutions to strengthen NordLB's capital stocks, becoming shareholders in the bank as a result. -Handelsblatt


Spain's proposed 2019 budget raises taxes on large companies and high-earning individuals, helping the country boost its tax revenue by EUR20 billion, a 9.5% increase from last year. -Cinco Dias


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