The state of emergency in North Macedonia, imposed mid March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, has expired, bringing the merger control deadlines for newly notified concentrations back to normal.
Serbia’s national competition authority (NCA), the Commission for Protection of Competition, has issued a guidance clarifying some of the main elements of the Serbian merger control regime.
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.
What were the main traits of merger control in Serbia in 2019? Doklestic Repic & Gajin competition team has crunched the numbers to find out.
The state of emergency in Serbia, which the government introduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 15, has now been lifted.
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.
Even in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Serbian national competition authority (NCA) is continuing with its regular merger control operations – it has announced it has started a Phase II probe of a planned takeover in the phytopharmacy sector.
Like most of Europe, Serbia has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. How does this affect merger control in Serbia?