Commission for Protection of Competition
Signed Memorandum on Cooperation with the Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac

kzk-ekofPresident of the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia, Miloje Obradović, PhD, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Kragujevac, Professor Petar Veselinović, PhD, have signed the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Commission for Protection of Competition and Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac.

Memorandum on Cooperation defines founding of expert and educational cooperation between these two institutions in the competition policy filed via organizing seminars, visiting lectures of the Commission’s experts, joint thematic workshops, developing students’ internship programs, and joint publishing activities in the competition policy area.

On the occasion of signing the Memorandum, the Commission President emphasized that the introduction of market economy should be encompassed by appropriate knowledge of the competition policy and law as a main free market driving force, as well as by thorough education of economists and lawyers in reference to related regulation drafting and implementation.

The signed document will enable acting in concert towards promoting competition policy and raising awareness of its importance, in addition to introducing an academic course in the field of competition policy as an elective for Masters level students.

Commission Prepared the 2015 Oil-Derivatives Wholesale and Retail Market Inquiry

kzk-ekofPursuant to the Decision of the Council and Article 47 of the Law on Protection of Competition, the Commission for Protection of Competition conducted the 2015 oil-derivatives wholesale and retail market sector inquiry.

The subject of the report is the competition inquiry in the Republic of Serbia in 2015 on previously defined markets for three oil-derivative categories: petrol, diesel fuel and liquefied petroleum gas.

The sector inquiry encompassed total of 17 business entities, being: Petroleum Industry of Serbia Inc. Novi Sad, Lukoil Srbija Inc. Belgrade, MOL Serbia LLC Belgrade, OMV Srbija LLC Belgrade, Eko Serbia Inc. Belgrade, Petrobart LLC Belgrade, Nafta Inc. Belgrade, Knez Petrol LLC Belgrade, LLC Euro Petrol trade company Subotica, Evolucija 2004 LLC Belgrade, Naftachem LLC for trade and services Sremska Kamenica, LLC Euro gas trading company Subotica, Standard gas LLC Novi Sad, Igmin Petrol LLC Belgrade, Speed LLC Belgrade, Daki petrol LLC Belgrade and Horizon Energy LLC Šimanovci.

The report provides a series of conclusions and recommendations foremost related to the continuance of operations aimed at forming a unique statistical records on the oil-derivatives turnover, increase in business transparency of undertakings, and cooperation of the Commission and competent institutions aimed at creating a legal and business environment that would enable free competition on the market.

Taking into consideration the importance of oil sector for energy-related operations and entire industrial development, the Commission shall, as from March 1, 2017, institute drafting of the 2016 related market competition inquiry.
The Commission expresses its gratitude to all undertakings which have in orderly manner submitted requested data during the conduct of related sector inquiry, and at the same time calls all undertakings and other expert public to send their comments to the report, in addition to proposals and suggestions for the continuance of the inquiry, no later than February 28, 2017, to email address:, with the remark: Comment on the oil-derivatives market sector inquiry.

Commission Investigates Increased Bills Issued by the PU EPS

kzk-ekofFollowing several inquiries addressing the Commission for Protection of Competition in regards to current issues with the December electricity bills issued to household costumers by the PU “Electric Power Industry of Serbia”, we hereby inform the public that the Commission shall investigate all allegations related to this case.

If reasonably assumed that this is the case of abuse of dominance, the Commission shall institute a proceeding ex officio for determining the infringement of competition.

Commission Instituted Proceeding for Investigating Unreported Concentration

Commission for Protection of Competition instituted proceeding ex officio for investigating unreported albeit implemented concentration created by the acquisition of an individual control by „Prointer IT Solutions and Services” LLC, Belgrade, over „Alti” LLC, Čačak, wherewith the earlier joint control over the aforesaid company, implemented by Aleksandar Jevtović and „Prointer IT Solutions and Services”, is transformed into an individual.

This business transaction represents a concentration, pursuant to Article 17 of the Law on Protection of Competition, which fulfilled the conditions of reporting to the Commission, pursuant to Article 61 of the LPC.

During the investigation procedure, the Commission will evaluate the criteria envisaged by the Law (Article 19 of the LPC) determining the permissibility of concentration, and in particular, the circumstance related to implemented albeit unreported concentration, which constituted a commitment of an undertaking (Article 63 of the LPC).

All parties in disposal of data, documents or other relevant information that may contribute to the relevant fact-finding in this proceeding are hereupon invited to immediate submit the aforementioned to the Commission for Protection of Competition to the address: 25/IV, Savska Street, Belgrade.

The Law foresees that concentrations of undertakings are permitted, unless they significantly restrict, distort or prevent competition in the market of the Republic of Serbia or its part, and especially if that restriction, distortion or prevention is the result of creating or strengthening of a dominant position.

New Member of the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition Elected

National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on its Seventh Sitting of the Second Regular Session, held on December 27, 2016, enacted the Decision on the election of Member of the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition, Mr. Čedomir Radojčić, for a five year term. The Decision is published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, no. 106, dated December 28, 2016.

Mr. Čedomir Radojčić is born on September 4, 1959. He graduated as the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). He passed the judicial state examination, Ass. jur., in 1992.

He holds a multiyear experience in managerial positions in the revenue-generating and state administration sectors. He is employed by the Commission for Protection of Competition since 2006, when elected as a member of the first Commission Council (as elected member of the Council), where afterwards he worked as the Head of Department for Competition Infringement.

He is one of co-authors of the publication “Competition and Antitrust”. As the Commission for Protection of Competition’s representative, he participated as a lecturer in a series of seminars and workshops held as a part of domestic and international projects.