Energy transition enhanced by the European Green Deal - How national competition authorities should tackle this challenge in Central and Eastern Europe?

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The European Green Deal (EGD) provides very ambitious policy goals, particularly related to energy transition and decarbonisation. Competition law also plays a rolein the accomplishment of the objectives set in the European Green Deal. While many National Competition Authorities (NCAs) have already issued relevant acts and taken significant actions regarding practices related to the EGD, the NCAs from Central and Eastern Europe (CCE) have not yet instituted any initial actions towards this policy. This article proposes relevant institutional actions which may be used by NCAs in the CEE region given the current situation in their national energy markets, energy mixes as well as existing endeavours.