Competition

State of Compliance 

 

  • Competition Law

    Competition Law

    While the Competition Agency is responsible for the enforcement of competition law in general, the regulatory authority GNERC, is responsible for its enforcement in the electricity and natural gas sectors. GNERC does not have the same effective enforcement tools as the Competition Agency; however, amendments to the Law on Competition addressing these concerns are currently under discussion. GNERC has never pursued a case based on infringements of competition law.

  • State Aid Law

    State Aid Law

    The enforcement of the State aid acquis is limited due to a narrow definition of State aid, which only covers decisions with regard to an undertaking, but not any other acts with regard to certain energy resources as well as support schemes, and does not give GNERC the power to render negative decisions. Amendments to the Competition Law addressing this are currently under discussion, including changes to the State aid rules.