Competition

State of Compliance

 

  • Competition Law

    Competition Law

    The activities of the Albanian Competition Authority (ACA) in the energy sector mainly focus on opinions and recommendations regarding compliance of decisions by ERE with the Law on Protection of Competition. Based on a complaint transmitted by the Secretariat, the ACA found that the national generation incumbent KESH abused its dominant position through the implementation of two contracts with the traders GSA and EFT; the decision has been implemented by terminating the respective contracts by KESH.

  • State Aid Law

    State Aid Law

    Due to the merger of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, staff originally assigned to the State Aid Control Unit (SACU), which provides technical and administrative support to the decision-making body (the State Aid Council, SAC), was transferred to other departments. Therefore, the SACU is effectively not operational, with staff being appointed to complete tasks on an ad hoc basis. Furthermore, the independence of the members of the SAC from the Ministry of Economy and Finance is questionable. In the reporting period, the SAC approved State support to the TAP project in the form of a limitation of applicability of future increases of profit tax. The SAC has assessed the Albanian renewables support scheme.