EU reviews results from its efforts to strengthen competition in Georgia

13-01-2020
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 10 January, the EU drew conclusions from the results of a three-year project aimed to strengthen the competition sphere in Georgia.

During the project period, EU experts, including officials from the Lithuanian Competition Council, worked closely with the Competition Agency of Georgia (GCA) and other stakeholders. To bring the Georgian legal framework closer to European standards, they prepared recommendations for amendments to the Law of Georgia on Competition, and conducted seminars for different target groups.

The project ‘Support to the Georgian Competition Agency’ supported more than 40 training courses for upskilling GCA staff, specific workshops for sector regulators, and over 30 awareness-raising conferences for representatives of the public and private sector. A number of guidelines were also produced.

The project is part of the complementary measures of the broader EU-funded programme "Support to EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)". Among other achievements, it also contributed to strengthening the GCA’s collaboration with international and local partners. 

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