The OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest is a joint venture between the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) and the OECD. Opened in February 2005, the Centre expands the OECD's work on competition in the Central, East and South-East European regions.
The Centre provides capacity building assistance and policy advice through workshops, seminars and training programmes on competition law and policy for officials in competition enforcement agencies and other parts of government, sector regulators, judges and others. The Centre also works to strengthen competition law and policy in Hungary and the GVH itself. » Calendar of activities
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Topics of discussion
Topics addressed at the Centre include competition case analysis; investigative techniques; competition principles in regulatory reform; judicial training; enforcement priorities; guidelines, policies, practices and procedures; frameworks for co-operation between enforcement authorities in the region; competition advocacy and communications tools; the relationships between competition authorities and sector regulators; and other themes within the general framework of competition law and policy.
The Centre's activities are aimed mainly at Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
“* All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation's Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.”
Summary of activities
A detailed summary of the discussions and other activities held during the various events organised by the centre can be found in the centre's annual reports:
Newsletter - Competition Policy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Competition Policy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the centre's newsletter, is a point of reference for the analysis of the developments of competition in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It collects the experiences of the participating economies on a range of topics and combines this knowledge with the reflection on the same topics carried out by the OECD Competition Committee.
Each issue is devoted to a specific topic of particular relevance for the region. Contributions by both the RCC and selected OECD competition authorities provide for diverse and complementary perspectives. Included articles are accompanied by an introductory section, which places the chosen topic into the political and economic context of Eastern Europe and Central Asia and examines the extent to which the challenges faced in the region can be addressed with the tools and responses identified in the OECD debate.
Permanent URL: www.oecd.org/competition/budapestrcc
If you have any questions, please contact our competition expert in charge of the centre: Maria Canedo at [email protected].