The Saeima strengthens the independence of the Competition Council with amendments to the Competition Law* On June 9, the Parliament (Saeima) made amendments to the Competition Law aimed at strengthening the Competition Council (CC), providing the necessary guarantees of independence, resources and enforcement powers for the investigation and prevention of effective competition law violations. The purpose of the amendments to the Law is to transpose Directive 2019/1 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council into national regulation, i.e. the ECN + Directive, which states that the powers of competition authorities to effectively investigate and detect antitrust infringements need to be harmonized at the level of the Member States of the European Union. “The CC Chairman Juris
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