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Donka Stoyanova on the Topic of EU Competition Law and the Digital Economy: Protecting Free and Fair Competition in an Age of Technological (R)evolution

01 October 2020

Donka Stoyanova has contributed to the volume EU Competition Law and the Digital Economy: Protecting Free and Fair Competition in an Age of Technological (R)evolution in her capacity as a national rapporteur for Bulgaria at the XXIX FIDE (International Federation for European Law) Congress. Although due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the congress was postponed for November 2021, FIDE has published the congress proceedings in three volumes and made them freely available.

In her report Donka maintains that the most common competition issues concerning digital markets in Bulgaria are unfair commercial practices which are qualified as unfair competition – misconduct of the standard commercial rules and common practices; misleading customers by misuse or omission of essential features of the offered services or disseminating untrue or discrediting information about competitors. Donka analyses the measures for implementation of the competition legislation as well as specific cases from the practice of the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition. She argues that the cases reviewed by the national competition authority have not addressed directly the competition issues outlined in European Commission’s Final Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry. 

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