Regulatory overview The governing legislation in the Republic of Macedonia regarding competition matters is the Law on the Protection of Competition (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia No. 145/2010 and No. 136/2011) and the Law on the Control of State Aid (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia, No. 145/2010). The laws are based on the EU competition law and state aid law, encompassing standard competition law institutes such as restrictive agreements and practices, abuse of dominant position and control of concentrations, as well as the regulation of the state aid.