oecdPresident of the Commission for Protection of Competition, Miloje Obradović, PhD, received a visit from the World Bank Country Manager for Serbia, Tony Verheijen.

Dr Obradović presented to Mr. Verheijen activities implemented so far, in addition to the Commission’s plans aimed at the improvement of competition policy in our country. During the meeting, the Commission President specifically emphasized the importance of permanent education in the area of competition policy legislation of all institutions and levels of government, and in particular the judicial authorities.

World Bank Country Manager for Serbia pointed out that this international institution participates in the judicial reform project in the Republic of Serbia, during which they have received a numerous private sector complaints relating to the functioning of the courts in our country, in particular the administrative and commercial courts.

To that end, the joint interest to cooperate with all competent authorities and institutions is identified in order to improve the functioning of the judiciary in Serbia. Also, it has been concluded that both institutions hold an important role in enhancing the competitiveness of our country and in the process of restructuring state owned enterprises and public utility companies.

It has been agreed that communication between the Commission for Protection of Competition and the World Bank Country Office in Serbia will be intensified in the period to come, with the objective of improving the economic environment of our country.
The meeting was also attended by Srđan Svirčev, WB Public Sector Expert, Marko Obradović, member of the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition, and Nina Vasić, Advisor in the Department for Domestic and International Cooperation of the Commission.