The COVID-19 outbreak and the measures the government had to put in place to try to contain the coronavirus will certainly have an effect on the Serbian economy. How will the expected state support to businesses be assessed under Serbia’s State aid rules?
Following the adoption of a new Law on State Aid Control, the Serbian Parliament has appointed the president and members of the country’s state aid authority – the Commission for State Aid Control.
Serbia’s national competition authority (NCA) – the Commission for Protection of Competition – has got a new leadership.
Ten years after the introduction of state aid control to the Serbian legal system, Serbia has adopted a new Law on State Aid Control. What are the five things to note about the new legislation?
Nine years after the adoption of the current Law on the Control of State Aid, Serbia is set to get a new legislation in this field. The proclaimed purpose of the new law is to regulate State aid issues in a more precise and complete manner than the current one.
The main developments in Serbian State aid during 2018, in eight short questions and answers:
What were the major competition law developments in Macedonia (FYROM) during 2018?
During 2018, the Serbian national competition authority (NCA), the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia, has continued with a high level of enforcement activity. This resulted in a number of new cases and in other interesting developments in Serbian competition law.
The Serbian NCA – Commission for Protection of Competition – has continued with its recent hyperactivity. This time, it has started an investigation against four pharmaceutical wholesalers, for alleged bid rigging.
Soon, the UK and Serbia will be in a similar position towards the EU: they will both be out of the bloc, but under a strong influence of EU legislation, including in the area of State aid. Despite all the differences between Serbia and the UK one can think of, the Balkan country’s experience may be interesting to consider in light of the design of the UK’s State aid system post-Brexit.