Bulgarian Competition Authority

Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition (Sofia)

The Bulgarian Competition Authority is empowered to enforce the Law on Protection of Competition, the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act. The Authority scope of activity covers all requests on ascertaining infringements of free market competition, direct enforcement of the provisions of Art. 101 and Art. 102 of the EC Treaty, cooperation with the European Commission and the other national competition authorities of the EC member states in conformity to EC Regulation No.1/2003 and EC Regulation No. 139/2004, conducting sector analyses and competition advocacy. Under the rules and procedures, envisaged by the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act, the Commission examines the appeals on lawfulness of a decision, actions or lack of actions/omissions of the contracting authorities or concessioners in the public procurement or concession awarding procedure.


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Bulgarian Competition Authority (Sofia) The Bulgarian Competition Authority announces it will focus on allowing and monitoring collaborations among competitors in the markets for public health products, pharmaceuticals, food, and commerce important for fighting the COVID-19 outbreak


Message by the CPC on the application of antitrust rules in the state of emergency situation concerning COVID-19* The Commission for protection of competition supports the joint position of the European Commission and the national competition authorities within the European Competition Network (...)

Bulgarian Competition Authority (Sofia) The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court confirms the sanction imposed by the Bulgarian Competition Commission on several undertakings for having implemented a vertical anticompetitive agreement in the sunflower oil market (Zvezda and COOP - Trade and Tourism)


SAC upholds sanctions for prohibited agreement on the sunflower oil market* Last week the Supreme Administrative Court upheld in full measure sanctions for the sunflower oil producer “Zvezda” AD and its main distributer “COOP - Trade and Tourism” AD, respectively amounting to BGN 85 673 and BGN 76 (...)

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