Special features of digital markets` research, application of the leniency tool and confidentiality guarantees for the applicant within its application, protection of electronic documents during inspections, anti-competitive agreements in the agricultural sector.
Staff members of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine studied these and other aspects of the work of European colleagues during a week-long seminar in Warsaw entitled “Protection of competition - best practices and tools based on the experience of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection of Poland and partners”.
Besides Ukrainian participants, colleagues from Moldova and Georgia also took part in the seminar. On the last day, the Chair of the AMCU Olha Pishchanska joined the event. She thanked the Polish colleagues for granting Ukrainian experts the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the specified areas.
“This training is an important step towards our further European integration in terms of implementing European approaches in antimonopoly investigations. Currently, our country is actively working on the reform of competition legislation, the result of which should be the full compliance of our legislation with EU requirements. We are grateful that our colleagues do not stop supporting us even in this difficult time. Glad to see colleagues from Moldova and Georgia here. Our countries have embarked on the European path together, and I do believe that we will all definitely achieve success”, said the Chair of the AMCU.
The seminar was held within the framework of the “Eastern Partnership Public Administration Academy” Project, which has been operating for more than 10 years. The Project was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in cooperation with the Lech Kaczyński National School of Public Administration, and financed by Polish development cooperation funds.
It should be recalled that by the beginning of October, the Chair of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Olha Pishchanska had a working meeting with the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection of Poland Tomasz Chróstny. Colleagues discussed regional cooperation with competition authorities of Eastern Europe and agreed to develop new ways to deepen this cooperation.