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In a premiere, representatives of competition authorities from 17 countries gathered in Chisinau for an international event

           
17.04.2024   650 Views    

The Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova hosted a major event on April 15 - 17, 2024, bringing together representatives of competition authorities from 17 countries entitled "Competition and Regulated Sectors." The event, organized for the first time in Chisinau, provided an essential platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices among internationally recognized specialists.


Over the course of three days, participants addressed various topics related to competition and regulation in diverse fields such as energy, natural gas, telecommunications, transportation, infrastructure, and others. Topics of interest included promoting fair and open competition in these sectors, competitive neutrality, strategies for enforcing antitrust laws in regulated sectors, and relevant case studies illustrating how competition authority interventions have impacted market efficiency.


The seminar featured distinguished speakers, including government officials, representatives of international organizations, and experts in competition and regulation. Among them were Alexei GHERȚESCU, President of the Competition Council; Constantin BOROȘAN, State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy; María Pilar CANEDO, Director of Training Activities at the OECD Regional Competition Centre in Budapest; Daniel QUADBECK, Head of the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Unit at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Julia ANDERSON, economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Kim TALUS, Professor at the University of Eastern Finland; Vitaly PRUZHANSKY, Partner at RBB Economics; Michaela Eva PROKOPOVÁ from the Office for the Protection of Competition, Czech Republic; and Attila SIPOS, Secretary General of the Hungarian Competition Authority.


Participants benefited from intensive training in practical activities and were encouraged to collaborate in groups, providing an opportunity to discuss a diverse range of topics. This approach facilitated not only a deeper understanding of the subjects discussed but also the development of communication and collaboration skills among participants.


"This reunion represented a valuable opportunity to discuss the complex and dynamic challenges facing competition authorities in the context of regulated sectors," said Alexei GHERȚESCU, President of the Competition Council. "We are honored to host such a significant event and will continue to strengthen cooperation with other countries to promote and protect fair competition in all economic sectors."


Note: This year, for the first time, our country was selected to host the Regional International Seminar on Competition, organized under the aegis of the OECD Regional Competition Centre in Budapest (RCC OECD-GVH), bringing together representatives from countries such as Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, Hungary, and Uzbekistan. 



 

 
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