Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
addressed to the Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to speed up
the development of a new edition of the law on economic competition: "We
are ready to defend at the Parliament the need to adopt a new competition law
to combat noncompetitive actions," the PM underlined while presenting new
head of the Antimonopoly Committee Yurii Terentyev on Monday, May 25.
Minister recalled that this bill should have been submitted by November this
year. He also appealed to the Ukraine’s
AMC to speed up its submission to the Government: "As soon as you are
ready to offer a new bill on economic competition for a Cabinet’s decision, we
will submit it immediately to the Parliament - we are at your service. The
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Finance Ministry and Justice Ministry
have already received orders."
This law, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized,
should provide transparency and efficiency of the Antimonopoly Committee:
"To avoid discussions regarding delaying consideration of issues, lack of
invitation of a person under the antimonopoly investigation, for example, to
the meetings of the Antimonopoly Committee."
Minister appealed to the AMC to consult with European partners on legislation
to address a number of issues, a clear list of which is provided by the
Association Agreement with the EU: "If Government’s decisions are needed –
you are welcome. Issues that require the decisions of
the Parliament - we are ready to defend at the Parliament the need to adopt a
new competition law to combat noncompetitive activities."