NIS EKSPRESDelegation of the Commission for Protection of Competition headed by President Dr. Miloje Obradović visited the Competition Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, seated in Sarajevo, following the invitation of BiH Council President Ivo Jerkić.

The main discussion topics related to bilateral cooperation in the field of competition policy implementation and exchange of experiences between two authorities in the EU integration processes of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The meeting served as a platform for continued discussions on the modalities of initiative for establishing the Western Balkans Competition Forum, co-instigated with the EBRD by the Commission for Protection of Competition, as well as on the importance of such form of organizing in an attempt to further enhance regional cooperation between competition authorities.

Also, the parties touched upon the specific manners of expanding cooperation defined in the Memorandum on mutual understanding and cooperation in the field of competition policy and law, signed in 2009.

This visit followed upon the Belgrade meeting between two authorities’ delegations held in November 2017, evidencing on the high degree of cooperation achieved between these two institutions and willingness to jointly invest efforts into advancing institutional and legal frameworks of competition policy in the region.

The meeting was also attended by the BiH Council members – Arijana Regoda Dražić, Adisa Begić and Nebojša Popić, as well as Special advisor in the Competition Infringements Division of the CPC Gordana Lukić.