kzk-ekofAt the 2017-2018 Competition Advocacy Contest: Closing the gap through competition advocacy: microeconomic policies, macroeconomic implications, traditionally launched by the International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group (WBG), the Commission for Protection of Competition received the Honorable Mention award.

The award is granted in a competition of more than 50 papers from 30 jurisdictions around the world, divided into four categories. The papers were reviewed by a panel comprised of renowned competition policy experts from the WBG and ICN.

The paper prepared by, Sunčica Đorđević, Senior Advisor, Miki Vidaković, Independent Advisor and Maja Dobrić, Advisor – all from the CPC Competition Infringements Division, competed within the category “Creating markets for private sector development”.

Awarded papers will be published, while a formal award ceremony will be organized at the ICN Annual Conference event, to be held this year in India. The Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia is one of more than 140 members of the International Competition Network (ICN).

This contest, launched on annual basis, aims to highlight the key role competition agencies play in promoting competition by showcasing their advocacy success stories. The Commission was also awarded last year in the 2016-2017 Competition Advocacy Contest in the category “Implementing advocacy strategies at multiple levels (regional, national, subnational, economic wide and sector specific)”.

The fact that the Commission for Protection of Competition is awarded for the second year in a row for accomplished activities in competition advocacy is the proof of its genuine dedication to developing awareness on the importance of competition policy.