Romanian watchdog fines pharma companies for anti-competitive conduct

In a landmark decision, the Romanian Competition Council (RCC) has sanctioned five pharmaceutical companies, including suppliers of immunoglobulins and other medicinal products derived from human plasma, and an association representing the industry with fines totalling approximately EUR 71 million. In… Read moreRomanian watchdog fines pharma companies for anti-competitive conduct

Romanian competition regulator now probing automotive and insurance sectors

The Romanian Competition Council (RCC) recently announced a new investigation into possible price-fixing arrangements between auto repair shops and insurers underwriting mandatory civil third party liability insurance (MTPL) for motor vehicles. According to the RCC (see Inspectii-Auto-Italia-nov-2021.pdf (competition.ro)) the investigation is… Read moreRomanian competition regulator now probing automotive and insurance sectors

Romanian Competition Council continues scrutiny of bid rigging

Bid rigging remains a concern for the Romanian Competition Council (RCC), which recently launched an investigation into possible anti-competitive agreements among companies that participated as bidders in the procurement procedure for the project Hub Services (Electronic Service Delivery Centre) at the… Read moreRomanian Competition Council continues scrutiny of bid rigging

Romania to restrict third country-bidders and products for public contracts

Romania is in the process of banning certain non-EU and non-EEA countries from participating in public procurement procedures in Romania. After a Memorandum outlining this ban was first approved by the Romanian government, on 20 March 2021 the national regulatory… Read moreRomania to restrict third country-bidders and products for public contracts

Romania toughens rules for public procurement by state hospitals

In an attempt to prevent misuse of public funds, the Romanian government has issued new rules to increase transparency in public procurement by public hospitals. According to the new regulations, the hospital’s management board must endorse the hospital’s yearly procurement… Read moreRomania toughens rules for public procurement by state hospitals

Romania publishes guidelines on changes to public procurement and sectoral contracts

Romania’s national authority for public procurement (ANAP) recently published new Guidelines, which unify EU and national rules and practices on making changes to public procurement and sectoral contracts. The aim of the ANAP Guidelines is to create a predictable framework… Read moreRomania publishes guidelines on changes to public procurement and sectoral contracts

Romania Guidance for Public Procurement procedures in times of COVID-19

On 16 March 2020, the Romanian President declared a state of emergency for the next 30 days to limit the spread of COVID-19 and manage its effects (the “State Emergency Decree”). Neither the State Emergency Decree, nor the subsequent military… Read moreRomania Guidance for Public Procurement procedures in times of COVID-19

Romanian authorities tighten controls over companies in the wake of COVID-19 crisis

Following the state of emergency declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 and the escalation of security measures which were recently enforced through additional military ordinances, Romanian authorities tighten control over companies still active on the market as they continue… Read moreRomanian authorities tighten controls over companies in the wake of COVID-19 crisis