Priority tasks of the Competition Council in 2021
In 2021, developing the competences of employees of the Competition Council, as well as the technical and technological capacity of the authority, the authority's backbone will be strengthened in fighting competition distortions – involvement of entrepreneurs in bid-rigging, abuse of dominant position and unfair trade practice, as well as competition distortions caused by the state and local governments, which delay healthy development of the market, where every market participant and consumer would benefit.
The year 2021 was the second year of implementation of the 3-year (2020-2022) operational strategy of the Competition Council. The Competition Council has defined three priorities for achieving the set overarching goal of the authority:
- More efficient protection of competition;
- Professional, engaged and development- and cooperation-oriented employees;
- More comprehensive education of the public and competition promotion.
Based on the aforesaid main priorities, the authority has defined three main operational directions:
- Operational direction. Detection and elimination of severe competition
infringements and market distortions, as well as non-allowance of negative effects on the market concentration.
- Operational direction. Strengthening of the capacity and growth of the Competition Council.
- Operational direction. Raising awareness of sectoral participants and public administrative bodies of free and fair competition, as well as development of the competition policy and culture on a national and international scale.