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The Commission participated in the 21st annual conference of the OECD called “Global Forum on Competition”

kzkThe Commission for the Protection of Competition participated in the 21st annual conference “Global Forum on Competition”, which is traditionally organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at its headquarters in Paris.

Officials from around 110 competition protection authorities and international organizations were invited to this year’s conference, and the topics were: “Goals of competition policy”, “Subsidies, competition and trade”, “Interaction between competition protection bodies and sector regulators” and “Remedies and commitments in cases of abuse of a dominant position”.

In the introductory part of the conference, the participants of the meeting were addressed by high-ranking officials of international organizations, namely the general secretaries of the OECD and UNCTAD, Mathias Cormann and Rebeca Grynspan, the executive vice-president and commissioner for competition of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, the chairman of the OECD Committee on Competition, Frédéric Jenny and Director of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Business Affairs, Carmine di Noia.
On the second day, during the panel, representatives of the Commission gave a presentation related to the previously submitted written contribution and the Commission’s relationship with national sector regulators.

The conference represented a good way of connecting the Commission with representatives of competition protection authorities from all over the world, then, actualizing contacts with competition protection authorities from the region during the coronavirus pandemic aftermath and finally, direct representation of the Commission in the international arena.

Representatives of the Commission participated at the round table dedicated to competition protection in public procurement procedures

kzkWithin the project “Effective Public Procurement in the Service of Economic Growth”, implemented by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) with the support of Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA), a round table was held on the 30 November 2022 named “Protection of Competition in Public Procurement”.

The foreign guest at the round table was Mr. Gianluca Sepe from the Italian competition authority, who presented the practice, challenges and recommendations from this area. The domestic participants included representatives from the Commission for Protection of Competition, Public Procurement Office, Republic Commission for the protection of rights in public procurement procedures and Anti-corruption agency.

The purpose of the round table was emphasizing the importance of competition protection in procedures of public procurement and additional connecting and strengthening of cooperation between the institutions that are competent for this area.

Final conference of the project was organized on 01 December 2022 with attendance of high officials.