The Competition Protection Agency has adopted its 2017 Financial Plan, which includes:

  • strengthening administrative capacity;
  • conducting dawn raids;
  • training employees to conduct economic analyses;
  • preventing competition infringement;
  • developing cross-border cooperation; and
  • engaging experts as support on cases.

The European Commission determined in its annual report that there is a need for the agency to strengthen its administrative capacity and issued a recommendation for the agency to increase the number of its employees. The agency currently employs only seven people, but it intends to hire at least another seven case handlers in 2017. This will allow it to enforce the Competition Act adequately and meet Montenegro's obligations under the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.

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