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Serbia

Competition Law in Serbia: 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.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia: An Ethnic Veto in Competition Law Enforcement?

A peculiarity of competition law enforcement in Bosnia and Herzegovina is what could be called an ‘ethnic veto’ – there has to be a sort of an ethnic consensus within the Bosnian competition authority in order for any decision to be adopted. And, combined with the rules limiting the maximum duration of proceedings before the Competition Council, this in practice may lead to the blockade in the watchdog’s competition law enforcement.

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Serbia

Serbia: Investment Incentives and State Aid

Personally, I am not 100% convinced of the effectiveness of State subsidies for direct investments. However, they are a reality and represent one of the main reasons why foreign investors come to Serbia – so it’s good to know the rules which govern them. Especially since such subsidies can also invoke the application of EU law.

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