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The Global Forum on Competition is a unique opportunity to bring together competition authorities from the developed and developing world to foster a rich and fruitful debate on how competition policy can enhance the performance of market economies, and contribute to improve overall well-being, and rebuild public trust.
Paris, France. The 2014 OECD Global Forum on Competition focussed on competition and corruption; competition issues in the pharmaceuticals sector; and, a peer review of Romania's competition law and policy.
Air transport has radically evolved over the last two decades. Liberalisation and deregulation of the sector have facilitated the entry of new firms, which has had a positive impact on competition. The OECD Competition Committee discussed Airline Competition in June 2014.
We need to fight distortions to competition that can arise from tax avoidance, just like we do from other forms of government intervention, such as regulation, said OECD Secretary-General.
The Toolkit helps governments to eliminate barriers to competition by providing a method for identifying unnecessary restraints on market activities and developing alternative, less restrictive measures that still achieve government policy objectives.
This hearing falls into the Competition Committee’s work stream on evaluation and will focus on the evaluation of government interventions that are not competition law interventions, but that have the potential to affect competitive conditions.
The Greek government and the OECD are working together to assess the costs and benefits of regulations restricting competition in the tourism, retail trade, food processing and construction materials sectors and to propose specific recommendations for change.
An 11-month investigation by the OECD in cooperation with the Greek authorities has identified a wide range of regulations and legal provisions that undermine competition.
We know that Greece is undergoing a profound and painful economic adjustment, but we are convinced that continuing down the path of ambitious reform will ultimately see a return to robust, broad-based growth that will improve the well-being of all Greek citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.
We understand how much Greek society has endured these past six years. Reform isn’t easy at the best of times, but it can be even more challenging in the face of a weak economy while at the same time trying to correct a budget deficit. But all crises come to an end. Growth does return. Now is the time to maintain the momentum of Greece’s reform drive, said OECD Secretary-General.