Protection of Competition from Abuse with Dominant Positions and Anticompetitive Agreements in the Kosovo Market

Valbon Mulaj

Abstract


Protection of competition from abuse with dominant positions and anticompetitive agreements in the Kosovo market is governed by the Constitution of Kosovo and the Kosovo Law on Protection of Competition. Following adoption of the law, the Kosovo Competition Authority was established, as a competent institution for protection of competition. The Kosovo Competition Authority is a public, independent institution, to exercise its duties set out in the law, and reports to the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo. It is an obligation of the Kosovo Competition Authority to enforce the Constitution, Law on Protection of Competition, Charter of the Kosovo Competition Authority, Code of Ethics, Administrative Instructions, and Regulations, in order to protect competition from abuse with dominant positions and anticompetitive agreements. Abuse with dominant positions and anticompetitive agreements are detrimental to market participants and put companies in an unequal position in the market. As a result, in addition to the legal infrastructure, the state has an obligation to build information and enforcement mechanisms in order to create a genuine and stable market. Good and stable competition will benefit all types of companies in the market, as well as all consumers. Implementation of competition standards will enable a competitive and stable market. This paper aims to reflect legislation pertaining to protection of competition from abuse with dominant positions and anticompetitive agreements in the market, in full compliance with the Kosovo Law on Protection of Competition and in virtue of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.


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protection of competition; abuse with dominant positions; anticompetitive agreements; law; market

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/sil.2022.31.2.207-227
Data publikacji: 2022-06-22 09:37:30
Data złożenia artykułu: 2022-03-24 21:22:52


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