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SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT OF LITHUANIA: PANEVĖŽYS CITY MUNICIPALITY BREACHED COMPETITION LAW
29 01 2018

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeals by Panevėžys City Municipality and the company Panevėžys specialus autotransportas and upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision, according to which the Municipality was found to have breached the Law on Competition by authorising its company to provide municipal waste management services without a competitive procedure.

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ATTEMPT TO BRIBE EMPLOYEE OF LITHUANIAN COMPETITION COUNCIL RESULTED IN CUSTODIAL SENTENCE
09 01 2018

Vilnius County Court acknowledged D. J. guilty of an attempt to bribe an employee of the Lithuanian Competition Council and sentenced him to a suspended sentence of two years in prison, as well as imposed a fine of EUR 7,532.

REVISED MERGER NOTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
29 12 2017

Having considered the amendments to the Law on Competition (Law), the Council revised merger notification and examination procedure, which takes into force from January 1, 2018.

COMPETITORS AGREED WHO WILL WIN AUCTION BY IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
27 12 2017

The Competition Council found that UAB Norvesta and the German company Sypra concluded a cartel agreement while participating in the radioactive scrap metal auction conducted by Ignalina nuclear power plant, and thus were fined EUR 27,500 and EUR 27,100 respectively.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL: JOINT BIDDING OF TWO CONSTRUCTION FIRMS RESTRICTED COMPETITION
21 12 2017

The Competition Council found that joint bids submitted by two Lithuanian construction firms UAB Irdaiva and AB Panevėžio statybos trestas (PST) restricted competition “by object”, in breach of Article 5 of the Law on Competition (national equivalent of Article 101 TFEU), as both firms could have bid separately. The fines imposed on firms...

UAB NORDIC MINDS WILL ACQUIRE CONTROL OF UAB BALTIJOS POLISTIRENAS
20 12 2017

The Competition Council cleared the acquisition of 40 per cent of Baltijos polistirenas shares (together with the currently owned shares – 80 per cent) and sole control by Nordic Minds .

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COMPETITION FOR PUPILS IS NOT TERRA INCOGNITA
19 12 2017

This September the Council‘s experts embarked on a mission to teach Vilnius pupils more about fair competition and its benefits brought to business and consumers, which appeared to be something that is self-evident to them.

COMPETITION COUNCIL CLEARED ACQUISITION OF LP GRUPĖ BY ACHEMOS GRUPĖ
12 12 2017

The Competition Council cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent of UAB LP grupė shares by UAB koncernas Achemos grupė .

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WORLD COMPETITION DAY FOCUSED ON COMPETITION BENEFITS
05 12 2017

On December 5 the Lithuanian Competition Council joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Competition Day and reminded the society that #CompetingIsHealthy, #CompetingIsWorthwhile, #CompetingIsBeneficial .

KAUNO BŪSTAI MISLED CONSUMERS BY ADVERTISING GUEST HOUSES AS APARTMENTS
28 11 2017

The firm Kauno būstai misled consumers by advertising guest houses as apartments. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising Kauno būstai received EUR 6,300 fine .

SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT: DECISIONS BY ŠIAULIAI CITY MUNICIPALITY RESTRICTED COMPETITION
22 11 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which Šiauliai City Municipality granted privileges to the municipal company Busturas and restricted competition in the sector of passenger transportation services for 10 years.

ILS HOLDING RECEIVED MERGER CLEARANCE
22 11 2017

The Competition Council cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent of UAB Ilsanta shares by UAB ILS holding .

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