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February 25, 2021

Competition Council and OECD experts to check up competition legislation for inconsistencies

The Competition Council and experts of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are planning to implement a new project to thoroughly analyse the legislation in three fields of interest for Romania’s economy, while checking for the existence of such provisions contravening competition laws, said, for Agerpres, Bogdan Chiritoiu, head of the Competition Council.

‘Together with OECD experts we will comb through all the legislation in three economic fields to identify any possible provisions that violate competition laws’, said Chiritoiu.

According to him, the project will take one year to complete, with the three fields of interest to be chosen from such sectors such as: public auctions, transport, liberal professions and utilities.

‘We asked the World Bank and the IMF [e.n. – International Monetary Fund] to suggest us the three domains and we also hope that we will be able to have a memorandum regarding this project approved by the Government by September 30’, added the chairman of the Competition Council.

He also said that that the Council has another objective to meet this autumn, namely the modification of the legislation concerning the state aids, in order to bring it in line with the recently modified European legislation in this field.

‘Furthermore, we will create a register with all Romanian state aids and also the possibility for us to check up on those state aids, which possibility didn’t exist before’, added Bogdan Chiritoiu


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