Having conducted the annual impact assessment of its activities, the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba calculated that direct expected benefits to consumers over the period of 2019–2021 amounted to an average of EUR 15.6 million per year and exceeded the authority’s annual budget 6.2 times.
The study of the Lithuanian businesses’ understanding of the rights and obligations established in the Law on Competition has revealed that although many interviewed companies are aware of the main competition law principles, there is a lack of knowledge about the application of certain law provisions, liability for infringements and the...
On October 21, 2020, the Lithuanian, German and Romanian competition authorities partnering under the EU Twinning project “Legal and Enforcement Support to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU)“ met to discuss the key priorities and results that they aim to achieve during the project implementation.
Konkurencijos taryba was awarded a contract to implement the EU Twinning project in Ukraine. It will be the first time when Lithuania will implement the project in the role of the project leader rather than a junior partner.
The Lithuanian Competition Council‘s advocacy efforts received international recognition in the Antitrust Writing Awards . The Guidelines on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Bid Rigging in Public Procurement prepared by the Council‘s experts have been voted as one of the five Most Innovative 2017 Soft Laws in the world.
This September the Council‘s experts embarked on a mission to teach Vilnius pupils more about fair competition and its benefits brought to business and consumers, which appeared to be something that is self-evident to them.
During the school year the Council‘s experts will be visiting a number of schools in Vilnius to teach senior pupils the principles of effective competition, its benefits for consumers, as well as help them recognise anti-competitive agreements and misleading advertising, as part of the competition advocacy project “Competition Council goes to school“.
In Antitrust Writing Awards 2017 the Competition Council’s guidebook “Cooperation with public institutions: how to reduce the risks of competition law infringement?” (Guidebook) received an award for the most innovative soft law in the cross-border category. The Guidebook was assessed by 50 international antitrust experts.
The new website of the Competition Council (hereinafter – Council) was nominated among the best digital marketing works in the contest “Best Internet 2016“ organised by the Lithuanian business daily newspaper Verslo žinios .
A weekly news magazine Veidas honoured the best state institutions and civil servants, including the Lithuanian Competition Council.
The World Bank Group and the International Competition Network (ICN) announced Lithuanian Competition Council among the winners of the 2015-2016 Competition Advocacy Contest