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Monday, April 7, 2014

European Competition Day, Athens 10 – 11 April 2014

European Competition Day, Athens 10 – 11 April 2014
Under the aegis of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Hellenic Competition Commission organizes the European Competition Day, a two-day international conference on competition and state aid law and practice, in Athens, Zappeion Megaron, on 10 and 11 April 2014. The event is a forum for the exchange of views on EU competition law and policy and the promotion of competition culture. It takes place in the context of EU’s rotating Presidency and is organized customarily by each respective National Competition Authority. Participants include officials from the European Commission, the 28 National Competition Authorities, international organizations, judges, representatives of consumer and professional associations, members of the academic community, as well as competition law and state aid practitioners.
The first day of the event focuses on core competition enforcement and policy issues. The key themes to be discussed pertain το novel issues in the retail sector and the likely scope of ensuing enforcement action, selected topics pertaining to judicial review and the interplay between procedural guarantees and the effectiveness of enforcement, as well as the use of economic tools to detect and assess collusive conduct.
The second day of the event, co-hosted by the Ministry of Finance, focuses on developments in the field of state aid. The discussion will touch upon the effective use of state aid as a tool to foster economic growth, the modernization process of state aid rules and techniques and the interaction between state aid policy and the privatisation process of SOEs. The newly established Central State Aid Unit of the Ministry of Finance will be also presented.
For further information please contact: ecd2014_greece@epant.gr European Competition Day PROGRAMME (link pdf) Practical Information Guide (link pdf)

The event will be web streamed in the following address: http://www.gr2014.eu/news/multimedia/live-broadcasting

 

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