Greece: Diversifying and Expanding Advocacy Efforts and Outreach Activities in View of the Ongoing Financial Crisis

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Dimitris Loukas, Aug 12, 2014

In recent years, the Hellenic Competition Commission has taken steps to diversify and expand considerably its advocacy efforts and overall outreach activities, both as a result of the ongoing financial crisis and the sustained role of the HCC in promoting structural reforms in the context of Greece’s Economic Adjustment Programme. For this purpose, a variety of instruments have been used by the Authority, including: formal opinions-recommendations for legislative change addressed to the government (upon request by the competent line ministries or at its own initiative); targeted screening and regulatory impact assessment initiatives in cooperation with the OECD; and publication of compliance and awareness guides.