26 February 2020 - Discussions at the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day will address competition topics related to fintech, dynamic issues in merger control and labour markets.
Published regularly, this newsletter reports on the activities of the OECD/GVH Regional Centre for Competition. It provides information about recent cases and developments in the participating economies in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
This report identifies and evaluates market regulations along the vertical supply chains in the gas sector, covering: natural gas and its extraction, processing, transportation, distribution to final consumers, and manufacturing of basic petrochemical products from natural gas; as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and its extraction, processing, storage, transportation and distribution to final consumers.
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The report describes the context and foundations of competition policy, substantive law and enforcement experience, institutions, special exclusions and sectoral regulatory regimes, and the treatment of competition issues in regulatory and legislative processes. It examines Lithuania’s willingness and ability to implement OECD legal instruments in the field of competition law and policy.
Mexico City, 26-27 June 2019: An OECD Workshop for Competition Officials in co-operation with the Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Commission will be held on "Effective Cartel Detection and Prosecution". Participation by invitation only.
In June 2019, the OECD Competition Committee will discuss how competition authorities can effectively use merger control to reduce the risk of competition harm posed by potentially problematic vertical mergers, without compromising the many efficiencies typically associated with vertical integration.
A recent fall in the labour share of income has helped fuel rising inequality and populist demand for dramatic reform of competition law and stirred a debate in the competition community on monopsony and labour market power retained by employers. In June 2019 the OECD will hold a hearing on this topic.
The financial sector has been the object of many innovations in recent years, with significant impact on consumers and on regulation. In June 2019, the OECD Competition Committee will discus to what degree digital disruption from FinTech and BigTech could impair financial market stability and thus, whether players in these markets need a different type of regulatory oversight.
The OECD will hold a roundtable in June 2019 to examine the review of enforcement decisions and investigation steps by courts in relation to competition law, and will refer to methods ensuring that courts have access to expertise in competition law and economics.
3 June 2019 - Digital competition challenges will be a theme of the 2019 G7 French Presidency. This high-level Conference's discussions addressed: data and competition, digital innovation and competition and regulatory challenges for competition policy.