Adopting a cross border co-operation approach, in view of fulfilling a deeper socio-economic regional integration, the specific objective of our action is to confront the case of Romania with
other CEE experiences in terms of eliminating the
barriers for the free movement of services and improving the
free movement of capitals , aimed to generate a stable, coherent and cohesive information, communication, mutual assistance and consultation
innovative system for promoting
the EU liberalisation/competition policies.
In terms of priorities issues for 2004, the competition policy represents an essential dimension of the whole European accession process within the European Single Market. As such, we are decided to concentrate on
the effectiveness of enforcing/ implementation operations. This could be attained through both the full harmonisation of the competition and State aid policy and rules, according to the EU legislative framework in the above mentioned field (including economic regulations, privatisation, antitrust measures, State aid supervision, international trade). In order to implement the competition policy and rules within the structural reform, we consider that a special attention must be paid to the links between Chapter 6 - Competition Policy - and other more demanding chapters of the Single Market acquis, implied by the preparation of CEE companies and involved bodies/authorities for a free and fair pan-European and global competition, and a for achieving a stronger socio-economic cohesion of the acceding countries involving various fields (energy, industrial policy or regional policy).
Using the mediation of our NGO advocacy and mediation capabilities, and choosing Romania as a main study-case of the project, to be framed and confronted with other more advanced CEE economies/reforms of the competition system, we believe to give our specific contribution to the supporting efforts of EU and to the acceleration of the entire integration process in our region.