On 1 June 2022 the consortium consisting of the Lithuanian competition authority, State Consumer Rights Protection Authority and the Austrian Federal Trade Authority started implementing the EU Twinning project GE 18 ENI EC 02 19 in Georgia.
Lithuania and Austria will assist the Georgian Competition Agency (GCA) in the approximation of legislation with the EU acquis, strengthening of competition and consumer protection awareness among private and public stakeholders. Since according to the draft Consumer Protection Law the GCA will be responsible for the supervision of consumer protection, the team of international experts will provide necessary support enabling the GCA to completely fulfil its role as an enforcer of competition and consumer protection law, as well as become a competent and active partner in the wider community of European authorities.
Facts and numbers:
- Twinning partners: Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian State Consumer Rights Protection Authority, Austrian Federal Trade Authority;
- Administrative-financial manager of the project: Central Project Management Agency;
- Beneficiary: Georgian Competition Agency;
- Envisaged end date: 31.05.2024;
- Budget: EUR 1.2 million;
Press release on the project.