Monday, 23 January 2023 10:10

Press Release - Presentation of a case law data platform in Morocco by the HCC

SUBJECT: PRESENTATION OF THE PLATFORM AND DATABASE OF EU AND NATIONAL COMPETITION LAW IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE TWINNING PROGRAMME WITH THE COMPETITION COUNCIL OF THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

In the framework of the Twinning Programme “Renforcement des capacités institutionnelles du Conseil de la Concurrence”“Renforcement des capacités institutionnelles du Conseil de la Concurrence” with the Competition Council of the Kingdom of Morocco (“Conseil de la Concurrence du Royaume duMaroc”), which is led by Hellenic Competition Commission (with the participation of the Competition authorities of Poland and Italy) a working meeting was held on Thursday 19 January 2023 at the seat of the Supreme Judicial Council of the Kingdom of Morocco between the Presidents of the Competition Council of the Kingdom of Morocco Mr. Ahmed Rahhou, the Hellenic Competition Commission Mr. Ioannis Lianos and the Acting President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary of Morocco Mr. M' Hammed Abdennabaoui, with the participation of representatives of the Judiciary of Morocco, the Director of the Office of Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Embassy of Greece in Rabat, Ms. Charikleia Topouzi, the Permanent Counsel of the Twinning Programme in Morocco Ms. Vasiliki Sylvia Kabalouri, experts of the Hellenic Competition Commission Ms. Anna Nakou and Mr. Ioannis Andreou and members of the Competition Council of the Kingdom of Morocco.

The subject of the meeting was the presentation of a dynamic platform and database created by the HCC which includes case law of the EU and the participating Member States on various issues of competition law enforcement (organized by keywords) and the implementation of a system for monitoring Moroccan legislation and its compatibility with EU competition law.

Following the opening remarks of the Presidents, the experts of the Hellenic Competition Commission proceeded with the presentation of the platform and a practical demonstration.

The representatives of the Moroccan Judiciary expressed their satisfaction with the possibilities offered by the platform to carry out their work.

This investment will also benefit the application of competition law in Greece, through the development of know-how in the creation of platforms and case law databases, thereby enhancing the efficiency of the HCC.

More information about the HCC’s international cooperation activities is provided on its dedicated webpage.

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