Conference "The impact on economy of hub airports operation and infrastructure development" September 06-07, 2018.
The international community of scientists in the field of air transport, focused on the COST ATARD research project on the relationship between air transport and the economy; The University of Economics in Poznań and the Center for Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw are pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference The impact on economy of hub airports operation and infrastructure development, which will be held on 06-07.09.2018 at the University of Economics in Poznań . The conference will be conducted in English.
The subject of the conference will be issues related to the development of air hubs and their impact on regional development. The session opening the conference will be entirely devoted to the plans to build a central communication port. This topic will contribute to a broader discussion on the development and functioning of hubs in Europe. To this end, the organizers invited many respected aviation experts to participate in the conference, including leading aviation economists from around the world..
Dr. Laura Zoboli joins CARS
We are delighted to inform that Dr. Laura Zoboli joined the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management! She will enrich the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies and the Department of European Economic Law with her expertise in digital market regulation and IP, and teach courses in copyright, big data and competition law. Laura holds a doctorate in law from Bocconi University, clerked in the antitrust and IP division of Milan Court, and has research experience at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and at the Berkman Klein Center in Harvard.
CARS Scientific Award (2018) for Prof. Rajmund Molski
We are happy to announce that CARS Scientific Award 2018 – Wielka Sowa (Big Owl) – was granted to Prof. Rajmund Molski from Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Szczecin for the monograph Prawne i ekonomiczne aspekty polityki promowania narodowych czempionów [Legal and economic aspects of national champion policy] (2015)
CARS launches new international research project regarding “abuse of bargaining power in the food supply chain”.
In recent years several countries in Central and Eastern Europe have adopted legislation tasking competition agencies or other regulators with countering the "abuse of bargaining power" by big retailers or suppliers. In some countries this is regulated under private law along the lines of unfair trading practices. The special treatment of the food sector is a hot topic not just in central Europe as instances of abuse of contractual power against food producers have been identified. The need for state intervention is often justified by "food security" -- the need to protect consumers from disruptions to supply as well as the need to protect farmers. Critics argue that regulation of contractual relations in this sector proves inefficient and often produces results opposite to intentions. The debate and conflicting views make this an interesting research subject. Making this issue even more topical, the European Commission in April published a draft directive regarding “unfair trading practices in relations between enterprises in the food supply chain”, which is currently undergoing public consultations.
Seminar report on contractual advantage on March 7, 2018.
We cordially invite you to read the report from the Seminar on Challenges in commercial relations in the supply chain of food products after the entry of the law on contractual advantage , which took place on March 7, 2018 .
CARS Honorary Award 2018 – Wielka Sowa (Big Owl) – for Judge Dr. Stanisław Gronowski
We are happy to announce that CARS Honorary Award 2018 was granted to Dr. Stanisław Gronowski, retired judge of the Supreme Administrative Court.
Report from the Seminar on new Polish law against abuse of bargaining power in food supply chain 7 March 2018 r.
The Report from the Seminar on new Polish law against abuse of bargaining power in food supply chain has just been published
Conference "Draft Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices in the Food Supply Chain and the Polish Act on Counteracting the Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage" 20 June 2018.
The fight against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain is gaining momentum both in Poland and at the EU level. Since the middle of last year, the Act on Counteracting Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in Trade in Agricultural and Food Products has been in force in Poland, the enforcement of which has been entrusted to the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. In April, the European Commission announced a draft directive with objectives similar to those set by the Polish legislator before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection - protection of small and medium-sized agricultural producers and processors
The status of work on the directive and its possible interaction with the Polish act will be the subject of a scientific conference organized by the Center for Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies (CARS) of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw (Warsaw, ul. Szturmowa 1/3, Aula C) on June 20, 2018. The conference will also concern the evolution of trade relations between suppliers and retail chains in the context of new regulations.
We cordially invite you to participate!
Scientific expert opinion: Analysis of the Transparency Measures under Article 4 Section 1 of the Regulation 2015/2120 with Examples from the Polish Telecommunications Market
The scientific expert opinion was prepared by Dr. Andrzej Nałęcz (CARS Electronic Communications Laboratory) for the Office of Electronic Communications.
CARS 2018 AWARDS - Gala, June 20, 2018, at 14.30.
Also this year, the annual CARS Awards will be awarded: the CARS 2018 Scientific Award and the CARS 2018 Honorary Award. The 2018 CARS Honorary Award, the so-called Wielka Sowa will go to Dr. Stanisław Gronowski , former judge of the Antimonopoly Court (SOKiK) and the Supreme Administrative Court.
The results of the still ongoing competition for the CARS 2018 Science Award will be announced during the ceremony of awarding both awards, which will take place on June 20, 2018, at approx. 14.30, that is after the end of the CARS Conference entitled "The draft directive on unfair commercial practices in the food supply chain and the Polish act on counteracting the unfair use of contractual advantage".