23 November 2021, Budapest – The President of the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) presented the next year’s programme plans for the regional centre for competition, operated in cooperation with the OECD, which were approved by the OECD Competition Committee.
Csaba Balázs RIGÓ, President of the GVH, presented the next year’s programme plans of the Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest, operated in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), for next year, which were approved by the governing body of the OECD Competition Committee. The regional centre for competition builds on the professional background of the two organisations, the OECD and the GVH, to provide support in the field of competition law and competition policy, primarily to the competition authorities of Eastern, South Eastern, and Central European countries. Hungary thus plays a leading role in terms of participation in the development of transition economies and technical assistance. The 2022 programme has been specifically developed by the GVH so that it can easily adapt to the uncertain pandemic situation. Next year, the regional centre will provide a full range of training forms to the beneficiary countries, including seminars, heads meetings, newsletters, multilingual video projects, and the annual report.
The two judges seminars organised under the programme have even received support from the European Commission, which represents outstanding professional recognition, as Brussels has approved in total only six applications.
‘There are three OECD regional centres for competition in operation in the world, one of which is the OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest. This is an important opportunity for us since through the work of the regional centre, the role and economic interests of Hungary can be further enhanced in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’ said Csaba Balázs RIGÓ, President of the GVH.
GVH Press Office