Dear Fellow Citizens,
December 5 has been commemorated as the International Competition Day ten years in a row, focusing public attention to the issues that are on the agenda of the competition protection authorities. Economic policy can be effective; programs can be best implemented when the rules of fair and honest competition are truly ensured.
Our researches show that in this direction we have positive developments in the economy. New entrants are being emerged in the traditionally “closed” markets today, the share of dominant positions has decreased, which has a positive impact on the competition environment.
Of course, in fostering a culture of fair competition we need to walk down a long road so that following the fair game rules becomes a norm of behavior for all entrepreneurs regardless of their position and influence on market and at the same time we can have well-informed, demanding consumers.
However, there should also be a universal awareness that the prosperity of each of us depends on fair and honest competition in the country. After all, business, citizens, and the state benefit from the competition.
If there is free and fair competition the economy is healthy, it growths and develops dynamically, easily faces the external challenges, the business is constantly improving, becoming more innovative, citizens are acquiring quality products and services at competitive prices. Let us therefore note that following the law is in the best interests of all of us.
I congratulate all of us on the occasion of International Competition Day and wish that only fair competition is predominant in all our product markets and may new stories of business success emerge from that competition, enriching our country, economy, and citizens.