Sofia Competition Forum

The Sofia Competition Forum is a joint initiative of the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. On 11 July 2012 the Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Mr. Petko Draganov, and the Chairman of the Bulgarian competition authority, Mr. Petko Nikolov, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, by which both institutions joined forces to establish and affirm the Sofia Competition Forum as an informal platform for technical assistance, exchange of experience and consultations in the field of competition policy and enforcement.

The Forum strives to foster cooperation and the development of regional ties in the Balkan region, thus ensuring a uniform application of competition rules. The SCF aims to assist countries in the region in adopting and enforcing competition law and to maximize the benefits for these countries of well-functioning markets. Besides the competition authorities of the region as the main target group ...