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Antitrust draft gets nod from cabinet

At its November 17 session, the cabinet approved a draft legal outline - submitted by the Slovak Antitrust Bureau (PMU) - for the protection of economic competition. Simona Sýkorová of the PMU said the proposal would increase the bureau's independence.

In contrast to the current situation, in which the chairman of the bureau is appointed and dismissed by the government, the new law would have the PMU boss elected by parliament for a fixed term, and would stipulat reasons for possible dismissal. The new law would also extend the list of illegal anti-competitive practices in corporate agreements such as collective boycotting, bid rigging and predatory behavior. On procedural provisions, the draft redefines appeal proceedings.

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