“BOTH BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BODIES HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES OF COMPETITION“– SAYS ŠARŪNAS KESERAUSKAS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPETITION COUNCIL

27 01 2014

Today Šarūnas Keserauskas, the Chairman of the Competition Council (the Council),  met with Valdas Sutkus, the President of the Lithuanian Business Confederation. The Chairman reported on Council’s activities in 2013 and introduced competition culture advocacy and dialogue based projects for the year 2014.

“We seek for an open and trustworthy dialogue with undertakings, public administration bodies, the community of law practitioners and academics. We will continue to devote a considerable amount of attention to competition advocacy – seminars, conferences and guideline preparation. Fines alone is not the goal of the Council‘s activity, however the Council will not hesitate to sanction the infringers that prevent consumers from enjoying competition benefits. It is important to note that the rules of competition shall be followed by both business and public administration bodies“ – says Šarūnas Keserauskas, the Chairman of the Council.

Council‘s experts prepare a lot of guidelines and other drafts and put them forward for public consideration. Once adopted, the legal acts are presented to business and public administration bodies as well as associations.

In 2014, the Council plans to organise joint seminars, conferences and other events for Lithuanian business and academic community wherein the issues of competition law will be addressed. The Council has already planned meetings with the Lithuanian Business Employers‘ Confederation and the members of Lithuanian Investor’s Forum.

Competition Council Spokesperson