Competition

State of Compliance
 

  • Competition Law

    Competition Law

    The Law on Protection of Competition is largely in line with the competition acquis. However, its implementation and enforcement activities in the energy sectors are still at a low level. The Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) conducted a sector inquiry into the oil derivatives retail market in 2017 and undertook an assessment of the competitive conditions on this market in 2019. However, no anti-competitive conduct was identified. Effective follow-up to these inquiries is thus lacking.

  • State Aid Law

    State Aid Law

    The Law on State Aid Control is generally in line with the State aid acquis. The State aid authority closely cooperates with the Secretariat in their enforcement activities.

    The Law on State Aid Control is currently being amended. The changes will provide for a strengthening of the independence of the Commission for State Aid Control, which will be responsible to the National Assembly and report to it.

    In the reporting period, the Commission for State Aid Control reviewed and cleared the decree on incentive measures for electricity from renewable sources and high-efficiency electricity and heat production. Apart from this decision, there has not been any decisions in the energy sectors, therefore effective enforcement action is lacking.