On May 31, North Macedonia has again extended the state of emergency imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, the current emergency will be in force until June 13.
In mid March, North Macedonia introduced a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among other areas, the introduction of the emergency brought changes to the merger control deadlines. Now, the emergency has been extended.
We have already reported that, during the COVID-19 outbreak, merger control deadlines in Serbia are modified. North Macedonia has also modified its merger control deadlines during the coronavirus emergency.
We have already written about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on merger control in Serbia. Now, the issue of deadlines in the merger control procedure during the state of emergency in Serbia has been clarified by a Government decree.
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?
Like most of Europe, Serbia has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. How does this affect merger control in Serbia?