kzkAn international conference on the implementation of competition policy and consumer protection was held in Georgia on November 16 and 17, 2022, in which the Commission for the Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia participated.

The two-day event was jointly organized by the Georgian National Competition Agency, the National Bank of Georgia, the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, the National Communications Commission, and the Insurance State Supervision Service of Georgia.

The conference was attended by more than 15 delegations of competition protection bodies from different countries, domestic and international experts, representatives of public agencies, the academic community, international organizations and the business sector. The meeting discussed competition law mechanisms, consumer rights protection, cases and activities carried out by competition protection bodies and regulatory agencies.

The parallel session topic also covered: Competition policy and sustainable development; Competition policy on regulated markets/interagency cooperation; Indirect mechanisms of application of the Law on Protection of Competition (Advocacy); Refusal of business as a form of abuse (Essential Facility); etc.

The Commission’s delegation consisted of: Council member Miroslava Đošić, Head of the Sector for Determination of Competition Infringements Marina Joksimović and Head of the Sector for Normative – Legal, Personnel and General Affairs Milica Stanković.