Public authorities increasingly have recourse to expropriation in order to carry out projects in the interest of the public. Thus, numerous laws authorise recourse to this method of acquisition in areas as varied as town and country planning (for example creation of industrial zoning areas or business parks), economic expansion, the environment, etc.


Moreover, projects that today justify an expropriation are often carried out in partnership with the private sector.


On this matter, legislative texts are concise and allow broad power to the judge covering the suit to use his/her own judgment.