Chapter 8 - Does Montenegro have a healthy competition in line with the EU rules?
The Committee on European Integration is organising a public debate on the topic “Chapter 8 - Does Montenegro have a healthy competition in line with the EU rules?”, devoted to business conditions in the Montenegrin market and the role of the Agency for Protection of Competition.
The roundtable is organised as part of the Committee’s initiative aimed at intensive monitoring of the activities carried out by responsible institutions within Montenegrin negotiation process with the EU, and in particular chapters 8 - Competition, 6 - Company law and 20 - Enterprise and industrial policy.
The event is, at the same time, the preparation for the consultative hearing devoted to negotiation chapter 8 - Competition, which will be organised by the Committee by March of the current year.
Mr Aleksandar Drljević, Chief Negotiator for Montenegro's Accession to EU, will deliver introductory remarks. During the first panel "Business Environment - Business Conditions in the Montenegrin Market", introductory presentations will be given by Mr Goran Nikolić, Director General of the Directorate for Industry and Transformation at the Ministry of Economy and negotiator for negotiation chapters 6 - Company law and 20 - Enterprise and industrial policy, Mr Predrag Mitrović, President of the Union of Employers of Montenegro, and Ms Mila Kasalica, an economic analyst. In the second panel "How the State Protects Competition - The Role of the Agency for Protection of Competition, introductory presentations will be given by: Ms Biljana Jakić, Director General of the Directorate for Internal Market and Competition at the Ministry of Economy and negotiator for Chapter 8, Mr Miodrag Vujović, President of the Agency for Protection of Competition and Head of the Working Group for Chapter 8; and Mr Aleksandar Damjanović, independent MP and Former Chairperson of the Committee on Economy, Finance and Budget of the Parliament of Montenegro.
Mr Slaven Radunović, Chairperson of the Committee on European Integration, will be a moderator of the roundtable.
The event will be attended by MPs, representatives of the responsible institutions and enterprises, local self-governments and NGOs.
The event is open to public. Representatives of the media are invited to cover the event.