Competition

State of Compliance
 

  • Competition Law

    Competition Law

    In the reporting period, due to the lack of evidence, the Competition Council closed an investigation initiated in 2016 concerning the alleged abusive conduct of Moldovagaz, Gas Natural Fenosa Furnizare Energie (currently Premier Energy) and Furnizarea Energiei Electrice Nord, namely by imposing unfair prices and applying unequal conditions to customers.

    The Competition Council is still conducting sector inquiries into the wholesale and retail sale of petroleum products and liquefied gas, and the market for electricity production. With regard to the tariff setting for renewable energy by the national regulatory authority, the Competition Council has started to investigate a potential infringement of competition
    law.

  • State Aid Law

    State Aid Law

    In the area of State aid, in the reporting period, the Competition Council rendered a decision finding that support to Moldelectrica for the implementation of the Moldova-Romania electricity interconnection project does not constitute State aid due to the lack of effect on competition. The renewables support scheme is currently in the process of being amended and will have to be assessed by the Competition Council.