Eastern and South‐Eastern Europe Competition Update: OECD/Hungary Centre Newsletter


Here you find all editions of the regional centre's Newsletter. Its purpose is to report about the centre’s programme and meetings held by the OECD in Paris. It also provides information about the recent cases and developments in the participating economies of the region. News, case studies and articles from Eastern and South‐Eastern Europe are welcome. If you have material that you wish to be considered for publication, please contact Sabine Zigelski ( and Andrea Dalmay (

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Issue 4 - February 2015

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OECD Hungary Centre Newsletter

Meeting Reports

  • Recent and forthcoming OECD-GVH RCC centre's activities (including several seminars and judge trainings) [See also: Calendar of Activities]

  • OECD June 2014 Competition Meetings - Topics included: Financing of Broadband Networks, Links between Competition and Productivity, Public-Private Partnerships, Competition and Generic Pharmaceuticals, Airline Competition.
  • OECD December 2014 Competition Meetings - Topics included: Auctions and Tenders, Use of Markers in Leniency Programmes, Provisions contained in Existing International Co-operation Agreements, IP and Standard Setting, Changes in Institutional Design.



  • Does Size Really Matter? Behavioural Merger Remedies and Small Economies

  • Aspects of Commitment Decision Policy in Antitrust: Croatian Experience
  • GVH Accepts MOL’s Proposal on Diesel Pricing
  • Structural and Behavioural Commitments in Merger and Antitrust Proceedings



Previous issues


Issue 3 - June 2014

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In this issue: OECD-GVH RCC centre's 2014 activities, meeting reports, OECD work on International Co-operation, Romania: OECD Peer-review of Competition Law and Policy, New Developments Concerning Buyer Power: a Common European Approach towards Unfair Trading Practices Legislation?, Application of the Leniency Institute in the Republic of Serbia, Main Features of Antimonopoly Regulation and Control in the Electricity Sector in the Russian Federation.


Issue 2 - February 2014 

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In this issue: OECD-GVH RCC centre's programme for 2014; Summary of OECD Competition Meetings held in June and October 2013 - Discussion topics included: Rail transport services, merger control, quality in competition analysis, road fuel, links between competition and productivity, remedies in cross-border mergers, ex officio cartel investigation and food chain industry. This edition also contains the following articles:  Competition and Quality; Cartel Detection Methods in Hungary; Pay-For-Delay Deals; Serbian Law on Protection of Competition; Leniency Programme for Participation in Anticompetitive concerted actions in Ukraine; Monitoring in the Banking Sector in Kosovo; Competition Law and Policy in Montenegro.


Issue 1 - September 2013 

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In this issue: OECD-GVH RCC centre's activities in 2013; Summary of OECD Competition Meetings held in February 2013: Discussion topics included: Impact assessment of competition authorities activities, licences for local and regional transportation services, vertical restraints for on-line sales, poverty reduction, television and broadcasting and OECD/ICN Survey on International Enforcement Co-operation; Competition as a Tool for Fighting Poverty; Bulgaria: National Health Insurance Fund Act Restricts Competition in the Retail Market of Reimbursable Drugs; Croatian Competition Enforcement Challenges after 1 July 2013; The Development of the Leniency Programme in Hungary; Antitrust Regulation in the Field of Intellectual Property.


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