<![CDATA[Competition Council]]> https://competition.md/ 04.03.2024 en https://competition.md/ Copyright (c) 2024 https://competition.md/Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2022 <![CDATA[Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2022 // Reports on state aids]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=51&id=8111&t=/Transparency/Reports/Reports-on-state-aids/Report-on-State-Aid-granted-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-for-2022/ ]]> 13.02.2024 11:16 AMENDMENTS TO LAW NO. 139/2012 ON STATE AID - VOTED IN FIRST READING <![CDATA[AMENDMENTS TO LAW NO. 139/2012 ON STATE AID - VOTED IN FIRST READING // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7972&t=/Press/News/AMENDMENTS-TO-LAW-NO-1392012-ON-STATE-AID-VOTED-IN-FIRST-READING/ On 19 October 2023, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova voted in the first reading the amendments to the Law No. 139/2012 on State Aid. The main objective of this project was to increase the de minimis aid thresholds from 2 to 5 million MDL and up to 10 million MDL for Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI). This will ensure easier access to State support for enterprises, in line with EU rules. Other amendments concern some adjustments of the national ]]> 23.10.2023 08:11 Business associations from Moldova – in dialogue with competition authorities of the Republic of Moldova and the European Union <![CDATA[Business associations from Moldova – in dialogue with competition authorities of the Republic of Moldova and the European Union // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7951&t=/Press/News/Business-associations-from-Moldova-in-dialogue-with-competition-authorities-of-the-Republic-of-Moldova-and-the-European-Union/ On 05 October 2023, the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova hosted a round table which gathered representatives of the European Commission, business associations from Moldova and the national competition authority. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange views on the competition policies in the EU and in the Republic of Moldova, amendments to the relevant legal framework in Moldova, main challenges faced by Moldovan business in its relations with the Competition Council, etc. These issues were discussed in ]]> 12.10.2023 16:43 2023 PRIA COMPETITION MOLDOVA: Competition in the Republic of Moldova and European prospects <![CDATA[2023 PRIA COMPETITION MOLDOVA: Competition in the Republic of Moldova and European prospects // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7950&t=/Press/News/2023-PRIA-COMPETITION-MOLDOVA-Competition-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-and-European-prospects/ On October 06, 2023, a new edition of the International Conference "PRIA COMPETITION MOLDOVA 2023" took place in Chisinau, Republic of MOLDOVA. Competition as a vital mechanism for the good functioning of the economy as well as the state of competition in the Republic of Moldova in the face of current challenges were among the main topics discussed during the event. The conference organized by PRIA Events, in cooperation with the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova, gathered under its ]]> 12.10.2023 16:36 Representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) in a working visit to the Competition Council <![CDATA[Representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) in a working visit to the Competition Council // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7949&t=/Press/News/Representatives-of-the-European-Commissions-Directorate-General-for-Competition-DG-Competition-in-a-working-visit-to-the-Competition-Council/ On October 05, 2023, the representatives of the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova headed by its President, Alexei GHERTESCU, had a working meeting with the DG Competition delegation led by Mr. Alexander WINTERSTEIN - Head of Unit, DG Competition - Communications Policy, accompanied by Ms Kalypso THOMOPOULOU, International Relations Officer, DG Competition. During the event, the representatives of the European Commission presented the key elements of DG Competition, namely: its organizational structure, the functional processes within DG Competition, the ]]> 12.10.2023 16:29 THE SECOND SESSION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL OF ROMANIA ON THE TRANSFER OF EXPERTISE IN THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA <![CDATA[THE SECOND SESSION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL OF ROMANIA ON THE TRANSFER OF EXPERTISE IN THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7936&t=/Press/News/THE-SECOND-SESSION-OF-TECHNICAL-ASSISTANCE-PROVIDED-BY-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL-OF-ROMANIA-ON-THE-TRANSFER-OF-EXPERTISE-IN-THE-PROCESS-OF-EUROPEAN-INTEGRATION-OF-THE-REPUBLIC-OF-MOLDOVA/ The second session of technical assistance provided by the Competition Council of Romania was held in Chisinau between 18-22 September, in order to implement the measures proposed by the European Commission in its Opinion on the application for accession of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union and to align the national legislation with the EU acquis. The purpose of the event was to provide assistance and legal expertise for the preparation of the screening of the regulatory acts in ]]> 25.09.2023 09:51 ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION LAW BY THE COURTS: THE COMPETITION AUTHORITY’S PERSPECTIVE <![CDATA[ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION LAW BY THE COURTS: THE COMPETITION AUTHORITY’S PERSPECTIVE // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7934&t=/Press/News/ENFORCEMENT-OF-COMPETITION-LAW-BY-THE-COURTS-THE-COMPETITION-AUTHORITYS-PERSPECTIVE/ On 21 September 2023, the President of the Competition Council, Alexei GHERȚESCU, participated in the event dedicated to "Judicial Review of Competition Decisions in the EU", organized within the International Workshop "Fundamentals of EU Competition Law".   The President of the Competition Council presented to the public the new provisions of the Competition Law No. 183/2012, which entered into force on 18 September 2023, the enforcement systems of competition law and shared the existing challenges in the application of competition law by ]]> 22.09.2023 16:22 NEW PROVISIONS OF THE COMPETITION LAW - IN FORCE FROM TODAY <![CDATA[NEW PROVISIONS OF THE COMPETITION LAW - IN FORCE FROM TODAY // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7929&t=/Press/News/NEW-PROVISIONS-OF-THE-COMPETITION-LAW-IN-FORCE-FROM-TODAY/ On 18 September 2023, the new provisions of the Competition Law No. 183/2012 entered into force. The amendment of the Competition Law No. 183/2012 was made in order to implement the international commitments undertaken by the Republic of Moldova, in the context of obtaining the candidate country status for accession to the European Union and the Association Programme between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova 2021-2027. Thereby, to maintain and harmonise the national regulatory framework to ensure free competition ]]> 18.09.2023 17:37 SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL OF ROMANIA FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RAILWAY REGULATORY BODY IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA <![CDATA[SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL OF ROMANIA FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RAILWAY REGULATORY BODY IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7917&t=/Press/News/SUPPORT-PROVIDED-BY-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL-OF-ROMANIA-FOR-THE-ESTABLISHMENT-OF-THE-RAILWAY-REGULATORY-BODY-IN-THE-REPUBLIC-OF-MOLDOVA/ Between 4-6 September 2023, the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova hosted the first session of technical assistance of the Competition Council of Romania, held in the context of the support opportunity provided by Romania through the secondment of experts to Chisinau, in order to implement the measures proposed by the European Commission in its Opinion on the application of the Republic of Moldova for accession to the European Union, but also with regard to the alignment of national ]]> 06.09.2023 14:30 COMPETITION COUNCIL AT THE 21ST SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) <![CDATA[COMPETITION COUNCIL AT THE 21ST SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7878&t=/Press/News/COMPETITION-COUNCIL-AT-THE-21ST-SESSION-OF-THE-INTERGOVERNMENTAL-WORKING-GROUP-OF-THE-UNITED-NATIONS-CONFERENCE-ON-TRADE-AND-DEVELOPMENT-UNCTAD/ Between 5 and 7 July 2023, the President of the Competition Council, Alexei GHERȚESCU, attends the 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) dealing with competition law and policy, in Geneva, Swiss Confederation. The conference addresses topics such as: enforcement issues in the case of monopolies; the interaction between competition and industrial policies; competition law and policy and sustainability; review of capacity building and technical assistance in the field of competition law ]]> 21.07.2023 16:42 DRAFT AMENDMENT TO THE LAW ON STATE AID SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL <![CDATA[DRAFT AMENDMENT TO THE LAW ON STATE AID SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7823&t=/Press/News/DRAFT-AMENDMENT-TO-THE-LAW-ON-STATE-AID-SUBMITTED-TO-THE-GOVERNMENT-BY-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL/ Draft amendment of the Law on State Aid submitted to the Government by the Competition Council. For the purpose of adjusting the national regulatory framework in the field of State aid to the European Union rules and implementing the actions set out in the Government Action Plan for 2023 approved by Government Decision No. 90/2023, the Competition Council has developed proposals to amend Law No. 139/2012 on State Aid. An important innovative element foreseen in the draft law is the proposal that ]]> 30.05.2023 17:01 HARMONISATION OF STATE AID LEGISLATION WITH THE EU ACQUIS DISCUSSED AT A WORKING SESSION ORGANISED BY THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DIGITISATION <![CDATA[HARMONISATION OF STATE AID LEGISLATION WITH THE EU ACQUIS DISCUSSED AT A WORKING SESSION ORGANISED BY THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DIGITISATION // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7822&t=/Press/News/HARMONISATION-OF-STATE-AID-LEGISLATION-WITH-THE-EU-ACQUIS-DISCUSSED-AT-A-WORKING-SESSION-ORGANISED-BY-THE-MINISTRY-OF-ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT-AND-DIGITISATION/ The Competition Council presented its opinion and recommendations on the draft law aimed at modifying the de minimis aid ceiling during the working session organised by the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitisation on 25 May 2023. At the meeting, reports were presented on the impact assessment of the current regulations in the field of de minimis aid and the macroeconomic analysis of the socio-economic environment and developments/changes in the Republic of Moldova in 2018, as well as the economic policy ]]> 30.05.2023 16:54 International workshop dedicated to state aid, leniency policy and communication held in Chisinau, between 23-25 May 2023 <![CDATA[International workshop dedicated to state aid, leniency policy and communication held in Chisinau, between 23-25 May 2023 // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7814&t=/Press/News/International-workshop-dedicated-to-state-aid-leniency-policy-and-communication-held-in-Chisinau-between-23-25-May-2023/ Between May 23-25, 2023, the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova hosted a large-scale event: "Workshop dedicated to State Aid, Whistleblowing & Leniency and Communication". The event brought together specialists and experts from the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Hungary under its auspices. The Workshop agenda included a series of discussion panels and exchange of experience within the participants discussed the best European practices and shared their knowledge and experience in the field of State Aid, ]]> 25.05.2023 13:33 Activity report of the Competition Council for the year 2022 <![CDATA[Activity report of the Competition Council for the year 2022 // Annual reports]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=50&id=7807&t=/Transparency/Reports/Annual-reports/Activity-report-of-the-Competition-Council-for-the-year-2022/ 23.05.2023 14:29 THE COMPETITION COUNCIL PARTICIPATED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW REGIONAL COOPERATION PLATFORM IN THE FIELD OF COMPETITION POLICY <![CDATA[THE COMPETITION COUNCIL PARTICIPATED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW REGIONAL COOPERATION PLATFORM IN THE FIELD OF COMPETITION POLICY // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7760&t=/Press/News/THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL-PARTICIPATED-IN-THE-ESTABLISHMENT-OF-A-NEW-REGIONAL-COOPERATION-PLATFORM-IN-THE-FIELD-OF-COMPETITION-POLICY/ On 18-19 April 2023, the delegation of the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova led by Alexei GHERȚESCU, the President of the Competition Council, participated in the procedure for the establishment of the regional platform for cooperation in the field of competition, which was attended by the heads of the competition authorities of 10 Central and Eastern European countries: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, the 2 candidate countries for accession to the European Union ]]> 27.04.2023 10:13 SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM ON REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF COMPETITION POLICY BETWEEN THE COMPETITION AUTHORITIES OF THE CANDIDATE COUNTRIES FOR ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION <![CDATA[SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM ON REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF COMPETITION POLICY BETWEEN THE COMPETITION AUTHORITIES OF THE CANDIDATE COUNTRIES FOR ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7754&t=/Press/News/SIGNING-OF-THE-MEMORANDUM-ON-REGIONAL-COOPERATION-IN-THE-FIELD-OF-COMPETITION-POLICY-BETWEEN-THE-COMPETITION-AUTHORITIES-OF-THE-CANDIDATE-COUNTRIES-FOR-ACCESSION-TO-THE-EUROPEAN-UNION/ Signing of the MEMORANDUM OF REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF COMPETITION POLICY between the competition authorities of the candidate countries for accession to the European Union, namely the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, and the national competition authorities of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. We strongly believe that this agreement will launch new opportunities and provide effective solutions to develop the national legal framework harmonised with ]]> 19.04.2023 08:19 AMENDMENTS TO LEGISLATION ON UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES ENTER INTO FORCE <![CDATA[AMENDMENTS TO LEGISLATION ON UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES ENTER INTO FORCE // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7686&t=/Press/News/AMENDMENTS-TO-LEGISLATION-ON-UNFAIR-COMMERCIAL-PRACTICES-ENTER-INTO-FORCE/ On 26 February 2023, amendments to the legislation on unfair commercial practices entered into force. These amendments, first of all, introduced a new chapter (Chapter V2) into the Law No. 231/2010 on Internal Trade, which regulates in detail a wide range of actions constituting unfair commercial practices in relations between suppliers of agricultural products and foodstuffs and purchasers (who buy agricultural products and foodstuffs, excluding the final consumer). The new legislative provisions, adopted in order to counteract the negative effects of unfair ]]> 01.03.2023 14:43 DISPUTES AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES ENDS, AFTER ALMOST 8 YEARS, WITH A FINAL VICTORY FOR THE COMPETITION COUNCIL <![CDATA[DISPUTES AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES ENDS, AFTER ALMOST 8 YEARS, WITH A FINAL VICTORY FOR THE COMPETITION COUNCIL // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7663&t=/Press/News/DISPUTES-AGAINST-INSURANCE-COMPANIES-ENDS-AFTER-ALMOST-8-YEARS-WITH-A-FINAL-VICTORY-FOR-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL/ On 01.02.2023, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled by its irrevocable decisions (No. 3ra-751/221and No. 3ra-898/222) in favour of the Competition Council in 2 court cases concerning the field of external motor third party liability insurance. In 2014, following the investigation conducted on the market of issuing and marketing of international insurance certificates "Green Card" it was found that 5 insurance companies ("Moldasig" JSC, "Asito" JSC, "Donaris Group" JSC, "Victoria Asigurări" JSC and "Klassika Asigurări" JSC) violated the Law on Competition ]]> 06.02.2023 15:53 THE COMPETITION COUNCIL HAS OPENED AN INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE SIGNS OF ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION BY THE OPERATOR OF THE DIGITAL APPS YANDEX GO AND YANDEX PRO <![CDATA[THE COMPETITION COUNCIL HAS OPENED AN INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE SIGNS OF ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION BY THE OPERATOR OF THE DIGITAL APPS YANDEX GO AND YANDEX PRO // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7649&t=/Press/News/THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL-HAS-OPENED-AN-INVESTIGATION-REGARDING-THE-SIGNS-OF-ABUSE-OF-A-DOMINANT-POSITION-BY-THE-OPERATOR-OF-THE-DIGITAL-APPS-YANDEX-GO-AND-YANDEX-PRO/ On 23.01.2023, the Plenum of the Competition Council ordered the initiation of an investigation into signs of abuse of a dominant position by the company operating the digital applications Yandex Go and Yandex Pro used in the provision and use of taxi services. The investigation was initiated after preliminary examination of a complaint lodged with the Competition Council in early December 2022. As part of the investigation, the Competition Council is to conduct a detailed analysis of the relevant markets, determine whether ]]> 23.01.2023 16:23 Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2021 <![CDATA[Report on State Aid granted in the Republic of Moldova for 2021 // Reports on state aids]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=51&id=7642&t=/Transparency/Reports/Reports-on-state-aids/Report-on-State-Aid-granted-in-the-Republic-of-Moldova-for-2021/ ]]> 10.01.2023 08:46 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMITMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ON COMPETITION AND STATE AID COMPONENT DISCUSSED IN BRUSSELS <![CDATA[IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMITMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ON COMPETITION AND STATE AID COMPONENT DISCUSSED IN BRUSSELS // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7615&t=/Press/News/IMPLEMENTATION-OF-THE-COMMITMENTS-OF-THE-REPUBLIC-OF-MOLDOVA-ON-COMPETITION-AND-STATE-AID-COMPONENT-DISCUSSED-IN-BRUSSELS/ On 29 November this year, the President of the Competition Council, Alexei GHERȚESCU, participated in the "9th Meeting of the Association Committee in the EU-Moldova Trade Configuration", as part of the official delegation of the Republic of Moldova, led by Vadim GUMENE, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy. The meeting addressed and discussed the main achievements of the Republic of Moldova in implementing the provisions of the Moldova-European Union Association Agreement, DCFTA component. In this regard, the Competition Council presented information ]]> 01.12.2022 16:22 INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPETITION COUNCIL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EU COMPETITION AND STATE AID POLICIES DISCUSSED IN BRUSSELS WITH Olivier GUERSENT, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF DG COMP <![CDATA[INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPETITION COUNCIL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EU COMPETITION AND STATE AID POLICIES DISCUSSED IN BRUSSELS WITH Olivier GUERSENT, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF DG COMP // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7613&t=/Press/News/INSTITUTIONAL-DEVELOPMENT-OF-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL-AND-IMPLEMENTATION-OF-EU-COMPETITION-AND-STATE-AID-POLICIES-DISCUSSED-IN-BRUSSELS-WITH-Olivier-GUERSENT-DIRECTOR-GENERAL-OF-DG-COMP/ On 28 November 2022, the President of the Competition Council, Alexei GHERȚESCU and Olivier GUERSENT, Director General of the Directorate General for Competition (DG Comp) of the European Commission met in a bilateral meeting to discuss the alignment of EU best practices and policies in the field of competition and State aid and ways to implement them in the Republic of Moldova, as well as the assistance that can be provided by DG Comp for the institutional development of the ]]> 29.11.2022 19:34 BID RIGGINGS BY “COMERȚ–GAZ” LLC AND “DOMINIC” LLC DEFINITIVELY CONFIRMED BY THE COURTS <![CDATA[BID RIGGINGS BY “COMERȚ–GAZ” LLC AND “DOMINIC” LLC DEFINITIVELY CONFIRMED BY THE COURTS // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7571&t=/Press/News/BID-RIGGINGS-BY-COMERGAZ-LLC-AND-DOMINIC-LLC-DEFINITIVELY-CONFIRMED-BY-THE-COURTS/ The Supreme Court of Justice on 28 September 2022 definitively confirmed the legality and the merits of the decision of the Plenum of the Competition Council as of 30.11.2017.   The Competition Council, through this decision, found the participation with rigged bids of the enterprises "Comerț - Gaz LLC" and "Dominic" LLC in the public tender as of 20.01.2016 organized by the Municipal Enterprise Regia "Autosalubritate". Respectively, for the infringement of Article 5 of the Competition Law, a fine of 2 571.671 ]]> 06.10.2022 09:45 “AVIA INVEST” LLC FINED BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL WITH ABOUT 17.48 MILLION MDL FOR INDIRECTLY ACQUIRING CONTROL OVER THE ENTERPRISE “AEROPORT HANDLING” LLC, WITHOUT NOTIFYING THE COUNCIL <![CDATA[“AVIA INVEST” LLC FINED BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL WITH ABOUT 17.48 MILLION MDL FOR INDIRECTLY ACQUIRING CONTROL OVER THE ENTERPRISE “AEROPORT HANDLING” LLC, WITHOUT NOTIFYING THE COUNCIL // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7520&t=/Press/News/AVIA-INVEST-LLC-FINED-BY-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL-WITH-ABOUT-1748-MILLION-MDL-FOR-INDIRECTLY-ACQUIRING-CONTROL-OVER-THE-ENTERPRISE-AEROPORT-HANDLING-LLC-WITHOUT-NOTIFYING-THE-COUNCIL/ On 30.06.2022, the Competition Council issued the Decision No. DCE 14/20-45, whereby it sanctioned the enterprise "Avia Invest" LLC for the infringement of Article 20 para. (1) and (2) letter b) and Article 22 para (1) of the Competition Law No. 183/2012, by a fine of 17 480 027.66 MDL (seventeen million four hundred and eighty thousand twenty-seven MDL).  Within the investigation, the Competition Council analyzed the relations between the enterprises "Avia Invest" LLC (an enterprise that since 2013 manages the patrimonial complex of ]]> 18.07.2022 10:02 “AVIA INVEST” LLC FINED WITH 31.21 MILLION MDL BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL <![CDATA[“AVIA INVEST” LLC FINED WITH 31.21 MILLION MDL BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7493&t=/Press/News/AVIA-INVEST-LLC-FINED-WITH-3121-MILLION-MDL-BY-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL/ On 15.06.2022, the Competition Council fined the company "Avia Invest" LLC(operator of Chisinau International Airport) with 31.21 million MDL for failing to execute on time the previous Council Decision as of 2020. We recall that by the Decision No. APD-37/15-44 as of 17.09.2020 (non-confidential version can be accessed here: https://competition.md/public/files/Decizie-Aviainvestf2a79.pdf), the Competition Council found two abusive practices implemented by "Avia Invest" LLC in relation to "MGH Ground Handling" LLC (one of the enterprises providing ground handling services at Chisinau International Airport). These practices ]]> 20.06.2022 11:35 Summary of the Activity Report of the Competition Council for the year 2021 <![CDATA[Summary of the Activity Report of the Competition Council for the year 2021 // Annual reports]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=50&id=7471&t=/Transparency/Reports/Annual-reports/Summary-of-the-Activity-Report-of-the-Competition-Council-for-the-year-2021/ 01.06.2022 09:26 INFRINGEMENT OF THE COMPETITION LAW, WHICH LED TO A DECREASE OF ALMOST 100 MILLION MDL IN THE AMOUNT OF PAID TAXES INTO THE STATE BUDGET, FOUND BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL <![CDATA[INFRINGEMENT OF THE COMPETITION LAW, WHICH LED TO A DECREASE OF ALMOST 100 MILLION MDL IN THE AMOUNT OF PAID TAXES INTO THE STATE BUDGET, FOUND BY THE COMPETITION COUNCIL // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7468&t=/Press/News/INFRINGEMENT-OF-THE-COMPETITION-LAW-WHICH-LED-TO-A-DECREASE-OF-ALMOST-100-MILLION-MDL-IN-THE-AMOUNT-OF-PAID-TAXES-INTO-THE-STATE-BUDGET-FOUND-BY-THE-COMPETITION-COUNCIL/ On 25.05.2022, the Competition Council issued the decision, by which it found the violation of art. 12 of the Competition Law by the SE "Center of Applied Metrology and Certification" (successor of rights of the SE "National Institute of Standardization and Metrology"). The violation consisted in granting a privilege not provided by law to the undertakings 'JLC' JSC, "Incomlac" JSC, "Lactis" JSC and "Factory of Butter in Floresti district" JSC by by misattributing tariff positions for dairy products with foreign ]]> 30.05.2022 16:43 The Competition Council dissociates itself from the appeared information in the public space regarding the sanctioning of the undertakings on the oil products market <![CDATA[The Competition Council dissociates itself from the appeared information in the public space regarding the sanctioning of the undertakings on the oil products market // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7464&t=/Press/News/The-Competition-Council-dissociates-itself-from-the-appeared-information-in-the-public-space-regarding-the-sanctioning-of-the-undertakings-on-the-oil-products-market/ In the context of the information appeared in the mass-media on the alleged outcome of the investigation regarding the signs of the competition legislation violation on the oil products market, the Competition Council communicates the following: Currently, the Competition Council is at the stage of preparing the administrative act. As a result, the Plenum of the Competition Council will adopt a decision on the case, which will be a public administrative act, liable to judicial control. Until the moment of examination of ]]> 26.05.2022 14:44 ABUSE BY “APĂ - CANAL CHIȘINĂU” JSC - DEFINITIVELY CONFIRMED BY NATIONAL COURTS <![CDATA[ABUSE BY “APĂ - CANAL CHIȘINĂU” JSC - DEFINITIVELY CONFIRMED BY NATIONAL COURTS // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7459&t=/Press/News/ABUSE-BY-APA-CANAL-CHIINAU-JSC-DEFINITIVELY-CONFIRMED-BY-NATIONAL-COURTS/ The Competition Council has definitively won the case regarding the abuse of a dominant position on behalf of "Apa - Canal Chisinau" JSC. In September 2019, the Council found that "Apa-Canal Chisinau" JSC  illegally applied arbitrarily and differentiated the coefficients when setting additional tariffs/payments for exceeding the maximum allowable concentrations in the discharged wastewater, including by not receiving additional payments from some of the undertakings active in Chisinau mun. and Ialoveni city. The Competition Council has established, by decision of 13.09.2019, that these actions ]]> 23.05.2022 14:55 Competition Council on rising prices for vegetable oil <![CDATA[Competition Council on rising prices for vegetable oil // News]]> https://competition.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=38&id=7448&t=/Press/News/Competition-Council-on-rising-prices-for-vegetable-oil/ In connection with some statements published in the public environment and requests for information received from the Competition Council regarding the increase in the price of vegetable oil, the Council communicates the following: Currently, within the Competition Council, a useful investigation is underway to know the market of marketing and processing of cereal and oilseed crops. That investigation shall be continuous and relevant information on the functioning of the markets investigated shall be regularly updated. As part of this investigation, significant increases ]]> 10.05.2022 16:27