Between 5 to 9 December 2016, in Budapest, Hungary was held a Seminar on Competition Policy and the Financial Sector, which was organized by the OECD-GHV Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest (Hungary) (RCC). This seminar was attended by representatives of the Competition Council: Calin Viorica - superior state controller, Department: Anticompetitive Conduct of Public Authorities and Florea Nadejda - state controller, Department: Anticompetitive Conduct of Public Authorities.
On the workshop were invited participants from the competition authorities of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and others.
The objective of the seminar was to discuss the competition policy issues that are specific to the financial sector. The workshop looked at some of the main enforcement issues in these sectors, in particular in sectors such as retail banking and insurance. It looked at merger control as well as abuse of dominance and anti-competitive agreements, as well as market studies and remedies in the sector, that were an exchange between competition authorities.