kzkThe Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia has the administrative capacity, that is, qualitative experts to handle investigations on alleged infringements. The CPC’s investigations of large private and public companies have further contributed to improving its credibility and public image, says the 2019 EC Progress Report on Serbia, presented today at the Brussels headquarters of the European Commission.

In the Annual report covering the period from January 2018 to February 2019, it is mentioned that the Commission is the main institution responsible for implementing the legal framework governing competition, which is in line with all relevant provisions of the SAA and the acquis. The Report notes the progress in the number of detected cases of anticompetitive behaviors, increased number of sector inquiries and continued competition advocacy activities. However, the Report references the need for intensified consultations with the Commission on all draft laws concerning competition.

The activities of the Commission for Protection of Competition are reviewed in the said document under Negotiation Chapter 8: Competition policy.