kzk-ekofWorking group session of the National Convention on the EU, monitoring negotiations on Chapter 8-Competition policy, is held in the organization of NALED.

During the session, representatives of the Commission for Protection of Competition – Čedomir Radojčić, Council member, and Ljiljana Pavlović, Head of the Department for legal affairs, held a lecture reflecting the topic of “Competition regulations – need for further advancements in the legal framework”, while Dr. Siniša Milošević, Head of the Department for economic inquiries, addressed the topic of “Role and importance of economic inquiries and relevant data in the competition policy implementation”.

NCEU Working group session was an opportunity to present the role and practice to date of the Commission for Protection of Competition, as well as to draw attention to challenges in implementing competition policy during the accession of Serbia into the European Union.

Working group session participants concluded on the necessity to continue with monitoring activities concerning competition policy. The importance of such meetings, as well as mutual informing and acting was particularly mentioned, achieved toward more qualitative fulfillment of agreed issues and forthwith opening of Chapter 8.

This session represented a unique opportunity to gather representatives of the Commission for Protection of Competition, Commission for State Aid Control, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, as well as civil society representatives. Prof. Dr. Sanja Danković, Head of the Chapter 8 Negotiation Team, also held a lecture during the session.

National Convention on the EU is a permanent body for thematically structured debate on Serbian accession into the European Union, between representatives of the governmental bodies, political parties, NGOs, experts, syndicates and representatives of professional organizations.