Republic of Macedonia
The Commission for Protection of Competition is responsible for enforcing the Law on Protection of Competition, adopted on 11 January 2005 (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia” No. 04/05).
The basic competencies of the Commission for Protection of Competition are the control of the application of the provisions stipulated in the Law on Protection of Competition, to monitor and analyze the conditions on the market to the extent necessary for the development of free and efficient competition, to conduct procedures and make decisions according to the provisions of the Law.
In addition, according to the Law on amendments and supplements to the Law on State-Aid from June 2006, the monitoring and the control of State-aid in the Republic of Macedonia were transferred to the Commission for Protection of Competition.
The Commission is an independent state body with a status of a legal entity. The Commission consists of President and four members appointed for a five-year period by the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, with the right to reappointment.
The President and at least two members are professionally engaged in the Commission’s operations. The President of the Commission represents, presents and manages the work of the Commission.
The investigative and other expert activities are performed by qualified personnel who work in four departments with two units in each department. The qualified personnel is managed by a Secretary General, appointed and dismissed by the Commission.