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Enforcement and Cases

Norwegian Competition Authority considers imposing a fine of NOK 15 million on St1 Norge AS

The Norwegian Competition Authority has warned St1 Norge AS in a statement of objections that it considers imposing a fine of NOK 15 million on the company for breach of disclosure requirements when it took control over a petrol station belonging to a competing chain.

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Konkurencijos taryba launches investigation into suspected anti-competitive agreement among Lithuanian basketball league and basketball clubs

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has launched an investigation into a suspected anti-competitive agreement among the Lithuanian Basketball League (Lietuvos krepšinio lyga LKL) and basketball clubs after evaluating their exchange of information on the terms of payment of basketball players‘ salaries during the meeting of 13 March 2020.

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Konkurencijos taryba hasn’t spotted anti-competitive agreements between construction, repair and household product manufacturers and sellers

Konkurencijos taryba has terminated investigation into the alleged anti-competitive agreement among 7 Lithuanian and Latvian companies engaged in the production and sales of construction, repair and household goods.

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The Norwegian Competition Authority fines the VY Group 7.5 million NOK for providing incorrect information in a merger filing.

The obligation to give correct and complete information to the Authority is essential in order for the Authority to be able to enforce the Competition Act, says Deputy Director Kjersti Bruaas at the NCA’s Department for Finance and Communication.

According to the Competition Act, the NCA may impose fines on undertakings which provide incorrect or incomplete information to the NCA.

Incorrect or incomplete information in notification

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Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic decided to impose fines of almost EUR 1 million for a cartel in public procurements realized by using electronic contracting system

On 5 December 2019 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Cartels, (hereafter "the Office") issued a decision, by which it imposed fines in the total amount of EUR 1 181 441 on six undertakings for the conclusion of a cartel agreement, thereby they infringed the provision of the Article 4 Paragraph 1 in connection with the provision of the Article 4 Paragraph 4 Letter a), c) and f) of the Act on Protection of Competition.

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Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania upholds almost 1 million fine for unnotified merger

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the claim of the company Kauno grūdai confirming EUR 947,700 fine imposed on it for an unnotified merger.

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Dieselgate: record fine imposed by UOKiK

  • Over PLN 120 million - this is the penalty imposed by Marek Niechciał, President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), for the so-called dieselgate scandal.
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Council of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic upheld the Office´s first-instance decision on cartel agreement related to the construction of sports playgrounds

On 19 December 2019 the Council of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (hereafter “the Council of the Office“) confirmed the first-instance decision of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Cartels, (hereafter “the Office“) dated 7 November 2018, by which the Office imposed fines on three undertakings in the total amount of EUR 117 690 for the conclusion of cartel agreement.

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The Competition Council imposes fine on one of the largest traders of building materials for non-fulfillment of the company obligation

On 21 November, the Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) adopted a decision, detecting that one of the largest Latvia’s traders of building materials SIA “DEPO DIY” has not provided full information upon request of the authority during investigation.

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AMO SR imposed a fine on a municipality in Slovakia for unlawful restriction of competition in the area of pharmaceutical care

On 2 October 2019 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Cartels, (hereafter "the Office") issued a decision imposing a fine in the total amount of EUR 15 000 on a municipality in Nitra region for breaching the provision of the Article 39 of the Act on Protection of Competition.

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