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15 December 2016
Following Decision 682/2016, the Commission for Protection of Competition conducted a sector analysis of the competition environment in Bulgaria's insurance market. The main purpose of the analysis was to give insight into the insurance market – including trends in its development between 2010 and 2014 – and to specify potential competition issues.
The analysis focused on the applicable legislation, structure and main participants on the market. In addition, the separate insurance products were analysed, as well as the relationships between insurers, insurance intermediaries and brokers. Based on the analysis, the commission offered conclusions about the insurance market, its current competition issues and short-term trends. The commission recommended ensuring further transparency in insurance activities.
The analysis outlined the following competition issues:
The commission informed the Financial Supervision Commission, the National Assembly and the Council of Ministers of the analysis results. It is expected that strategies, programmes and plans to improve the insurance environment will be adopted in the future by the relevant bodies.
For further information on this topic please contact Galina Petkova at Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH by telephone (+359 2 933 1072) or email (email@example.com). The Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova website can be accessed at www.schoenherr.eu.
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