The Bulgarian Parliament adopts a new act on the protection of competition

A new Bulgarian Act on the Protection of Competition [1] (the “New APC”) entered into force on 2 December 2008. The New APC is aimed at the further convergence of the Bulgarian substantive and procedural rules in the field of antitrust, abuse of dominance and merger control with the Community enforcement practices and trends. Although the amendments are introduced by a whole “new” statute, the philosophy and the backbone of the Bulgarian competition law do not change substantially. But for a few exceptions [2], they rather undergo some fine-tuning to either account for lessons learned over the years of domestic public enforcement outside and inside the European Competition Network or to provide the ammunition for the decentralised application of Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty, or to

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Dessislava Fessenko, The Bulgarian Parliament adopts a new act on the protection of competition, 28 November 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 23076

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