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Representatives of The General Department of Economy, Trade and Tourism held a workshop, with the aim of consolidating knowledge on state aid

22.05.2023

On 17.05.2023, representatives of the General Department of Economy, Trade and Tourism of the Chisinau municipal Council conducted a work-shop in order to consolidate knowledge on the implementation of Law no. 139/2012 on state aid.

The event was attended by representatives of municipal enterprises, subdivisions of the Chisinau City Hall and the Chisinau municipal Council.

With a word of greeting, the event was opened by Roman VITIUC, head of the General Department of Economy, Trade and Tourism, who thanked everyone for their interest in the theme of the event and reiterated the importance of respecting the provisions of the normative framework regarding the management of the support measures provided from the budget of Chisinau municipality.

The meeting was moderated by Viorica CARARE, representative of BAA “Carare Viorica & Partners”, expert in the field of competition and state aid, who reminded those present about the fact that state aid is an important component of competition policy, and the company that benefits from a state support obtains an economic advantage in relation to other market participants.

In turn, municipal enterprises, receiving support measures provided by the municipality, must comply with the established rules and provide information on the use of state aid received.

During the event, the participants discussed and analyzed issues related to state aid, compliance with the legal framework in this regard and the obligations of the parties involved in this process.