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Draft Law on Interchange Fees and Special Operating Rules


The National Bank of Serbia (hereinafter: the „NBS“) has prepared the Draft Law on Interchange Fees and Special Operating Rules for Card-Based Payment Transactions.

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EPS Distribution fined EUR 2.67 million for abuse of dominance


On 23 December 2016 the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition adopted a decision finding that the national electricity distribution system operator EPS Distribution LLC Belgrade abused its dominant position as the sole operator on the market for electricity distribution in Serbia.

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In accordance with the opinion of the ministry responsible for the labour affairs employer may reintroduce the redistribution of working hours during one calendar year


In accordance with the Article 57 of the Labour Law (“Law”) the employer may reschedule the working hours of the employees if so required by the (1) nature of the activity, (2) organization of work, (2) better utilization of means of work, (3) more rationalized use of working hours, and (4) execution of a specific job within the set time limits.

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No right to cumulatively seek compensation of lost salaries and lump-sum damages instead of reintegration


The Supreme Court of Cassation of the Republic of Serbia (“SCC”) in its decision no. Rev2 1846/2015 (“Decision”) took the opinion that in case of unlawful termination of employment plaintiff cannot cumulate claim for lump-sum damages instead of reintegration and compensation of lost salaries.

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New anonymous whistleblower tool for individuals


A new tool to make it easier for individuals to alert the Commission about secret cartels and other antitrust violations while maintaining their anonymity has been launched by the European Commission today.

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The new Law on Activities of Pharmacies which will regulate entire field of the pharmaceutical activity is in preparation


On 2th February 2017 the public hearing related to the draft of the Law on Activities of Pharmacies (hereinafter: the “Law”) held by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia has been finished.

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Concentration between SBB and I.kom


Commission for Protection of Competition conditionally approved implementation of concentration created by acquisition of control on the part of Serbia Broadband – Srpske kablovske mreže LLC over Interaktivne kablovske objedinjene mreže – I.KOM LLC.

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Google fined €2.42 BL for breaching EU antitrust rules


The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

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Gajin Law to Merge with Doklestic & Partners


We are pleased to announce that Gajin Law, a Serbian competition boutique, is about to merge with Doklestic & Partners, a full-service law firm from Belgrade. As part of the arrangement, Dr. Dragan Gajin will become a partner at Doklestic & Partners.

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The Decision of Serbian Constitutional Court on unconstitutionality of the Article 179, paragraph 3, item 5 of the Labour Law


Serbian Constitutional Court ruled that provision of the Labour Law (the Article 179, paragraph 3, item 5 – one of the reasons for termination of employment) is unconstitutional.

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