On 19th of march 2013 the 4th Competition Talk of the BWB on "Competition Monitoring: New instrument for BWB - possibilities and expectations" took place.
Michael Losch (BMWFJ), Theodor Taurer (WKO), Ulrike Ginner (AK) and Ruth Enthofer-Stoisser (BMASK) discussed the topic.
Competition monitoring is a new instrument of the BWB according to the amendment of the Competition Act (1.3.2013):
Monitoring of a competition, in particular on the development of competition in economic activity or competition lawrelevant markets. (§ 2 para 1 Z8)
Main issues of discussion included the following: how to implement the tool in practice; which experiences do already exist in other ministries; which data can be used; and how to publish the results.