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26 November 2020

slovenia

E.Škufca

Slovenia: Competition Protection Agency investigates potential collusion among four LPG providers

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28 September 2020

austria

M.Ebner U.Rath H.Bellando

Austria: Covid-19: Welche Unterstützungsleistungen der öffentlichen Hand kann ich beantragen?

Die durch die COVID-19 Pandemie verursachten wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen betreffen eine Vielzahl von Unternehmen. Die Politik hat bereits mehrere Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Zahlungsfähigkeit und Überbrückung von Liquiditätsengpässen für die heimische Wirtschaft verlautbart.

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25 September 2020

romania

M.Banu D.Trusculete

How SMEs affected by the pandemic can access the state aid scheme

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21 September 2020

romania

M.Banu D.Trusculete

How can Romanian SMEs affected by the pandemic access the announced state aid scheme?

Following the European Commission's approval of Romania's state aid scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") and certain large enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of European Funds adopted the state aid scheme through a ministerial order, in the context of the economic crisis generated by the pandemic.

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16 June 2020

romania

M.Florea G.Bădescu

Romania: More state incentives for large investments on the horizon

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New foreign investments screening rules in Hungary

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New foreign investments screening rules in Poland

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Czech Republic: Constitutional Court upholds Act on Significant Market Power but declares 3% limit on marketing payments unconstitutional

In a recent decision, the Constitutional Court upheld the Act on Significant Market Power, despite demands for its repeal by a group of senators almost four years ago.

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Czech Republic: Competition authority seeks to obtain data from mobile phone operators

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30 April 2020

poland

A.Stawiarska

COVID-19: state aid scheme sets maximum prices and margins for certain goods I Poland

On 8 April 2020 the European Commission approved a state aid scheme worth Zl3.5 billion (approximately €700 million) for loans and guarantees to support the Polish economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.1

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27 April 2020

bulgaria

G.Petkova

Bulgaria: CPC activity during COVID-19 crisis

On 13 March 2020 the government declared a national state of emergency as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The state of emergency is currently in force until 13 May.

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17 April 2020

austria

C.Haid

National competition authorities' advisory and enforcement in the context of COVID-19

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Bulgaria: Working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis - Is the risk for your trade secrets remote?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread across Europe, more and more companies have been forced to implement remote working arrangements for their employees.

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17 April 2020

austria

C.Haid

National agencies will not actively intervene in "necessary" company cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis

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14 April 2020

hungary

M.Kovács A.Turi

Hungary: What to consider in competition law with Covid-19

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09 April 2020

serbia

Z.Šoljaga S.Petronijević

Serbia: Antitrust in the time of COVID-19 – Is close cooperation between competitors permitted?

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The impact of COVID-19 on submissions, deadlines and meetings with competition authorities in CEE

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Slovenia: Government anti-coronavirus support schemes for businesses

On 25 March 2020, the Government of Slovenia announced a EUR 2bln rescue package intended to mitigate the adverse and diverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package primarily seeks to maintain jobs by providing pay check support and tax relief to employers and introducing additional mechanisms to reduce the liquidity shock on businesses.

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News Alert Austria: Implications of legislative measures taken for merger control clearances in Austria

The Austrian Parliament has passed a series of further legislative measures to meet the Covid-19 crisis last week. These measures include a general stay of deadlines in administrative and court proceedings. The law is in force as of 23 March 2020.

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23 March 2020

serbia

Z.Šoljaga

The Serbian Commission for State Aid publishes a notice on the application of state aid rules during the coronavirus pandemic

In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and following a similar announcement by the European Commission, on 17 March the Serbian Commission for State Aid Control ("Commission") published the Notice on the Application of the Rules for Granting State Aid in the Emerging COVID-19 Situation ("Notice").

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20 March 2020

romania

G.Bădescu C.Manea

Trade associations must pay attention to competition rules! The risk of fines is real, even during the COVID-19 pandemic

Information conveyed recently via various communication channels in Romania suggests that joint measures and decisions are being adopted at the level of trade or employers' associations to respond to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised.

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