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Protection of competition

22 November 2011

Protection of competitionA seminar on “Strengthening the Enforcement of Competition and State Aid Legislation in Armenia” took place in Yerevan on 27-28 September, organised by the EU Twinning project and the State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (SCPEC).
The main objective of the seminar was to improve the competitive economic environment in Armenia. In this context, the head of SCPEC, Artak Shaboyan, underlined the importance of the judicial system, as the majority of decisions made by SCPEC were contested at the judicial level. Similar verdicts were discussed during the seminar, on which EU experts gave comments based on EU experience and legislation. According to Onno Simons, the head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section, the improvement of Armenia’s economic competitiveness would be beneficial for both consumers and manufacturers. It would also foster innovation, raise quality and cut prices; however, it would need protection from the government and businessmen.
SCPEC representatives, Administrative Court judges and EU experts Kurt Stockmann and Jurate Soviene attended the seminar.

Protection of competition

Protection of competitionA seminar on “Strengthening the Enforcement of Competition and State Aid Legislation in Armenia” took place in Yerevan on 27-28 September, organised by the EU Twinning project and the State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (SCPEC). The main objective of the seminar was to improve the competitive economic environment in Armenia. In this context, the head of SCPEC, Artak Shaboyan, underlined the importance of the judicial system, as the majority of decisions made by SCPEC were contested at the judicial level. Similar verdicts were discussed during the seminar, on which EU experts gave comments based on EU experience and legislation. According to Onno Simons, the head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section, the improvement of Armenia’s economic competitiveness would be beneficial for both consumers and manufacturers. It would also foster innovation, raise quality and cut prices; however, it would need protection from the government and businessmen. SCPEC representatives, Administrative Court judges and EU experts Kurt Stockmann and Jurate Soviene attended the seminar.