SUBOTICAThematic workshop titled “Competition Rules and the Financial Sector” was organized by the OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest. The three-day conference encompassed lectures and exchange of experiences concerning competition policy aspects specifically related to the financial services, including banks and insurance companies operations and functioning of the payment systems.

This also represented an opportunity to discuss competition policy topics such as restrictive agreements, abuse of dominance, various cases from the competition area, and sector inquiries related to financial markets.
Representatives from the DG Competition, OECD, British Financial Conduct Authority and American Department of Justice were included as the event panelists.

Representatives of the Commission for Protection of Competition were Ms. Sunčica Đorđević from the Department for Competition Infringement and Ms. Aleksandra Ravić from the Department for Economic Analysis. Ms. Sunčica Đorđević held a lecture providing the basic information on conducted sector inquiry related to insurance market in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2012-2015, which was recently completed by the Commission for Protection of Competition.