Peculiarities of the work of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine during the war, the current state of the reform of competition legislation of Ukraine and work with foreign investments. These issues were discussed by the Chair of the AMCU Olha Pishchanska and State Commissioner of the Committee Serhiy Shershun during the round table “Antitrust enforcement “on the front line”, which took place as part of the Global Seminar of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association in Warsaw (Poland) on October 12.
Olha Pishchanska emphasized that Ukraine is currently in great need of modern air defense systems, as Russia is intensifying attacks on the civilian population and civil infrastructure of our country. After the latest missile attacks, Ukraine was forced to stop exporting electricity to the EU, so Europe became even more dependent on Russian energy carriers, noted the Chair of the AMCU.
“By destroying Ukraine, Russia is trying to impose its rules of the game on Europe and the world. But countries for which the values of democracy are a priority must give a tough and decisive response to the aggressor. We hope that our partners will continue to strengthen sanctions against Russia and, first of all, will give up its energy sources,” said Olha Pishchanska.
The Chair of the Ukrainian competition authority told the partners that after the beginning of the large-scale invasion of Russia, the AMCU quickly resumed its functions and adapted its work to the conditions of martial law. And after the victory of Ukraine, the AMCU will pay considerable attention to the supervision of the processes of economic reconstruction:
“It is important to prevent abuse at a time when our economy still has a small margin of safety. And all available resources will have to be used as efficiently as possible. For this, in particular, we are closely cooperating with our foreign partners on the improvement of competition legislation. And we are grateful to them for the fact that they continued to support us even during the war,” emphasized Olha Pishchanska.
State Commissioner Serhiy Shershun continued the topic of expected legislative changes. As part of the event, Serhiy Shershun took part in a round table on law enforcement. The State commissioner, in particular, spoke about the regional cooperation of competition authorities, about the results of the reform of interregional branches of the AMCU and their role in market research.