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FIRST COMMON EASTERN EUROPEAN COMPETITION WORKSHOP BY U.S. FTC AND LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY GATHERS FOREIGN COMPETITION EXPERTS
04 09 2018

September 4 marked the start of a two-day  Eastern European Competition Workshop in Vilnius. The event, which was organised by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in partnership with the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba, gathered almost 50 competition experts from Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia,...

NOTARY FEES SET BY LITHUANIAN CHAMBER OF NOTARIES RESTRICTED COMPETITION
27 04 2018

The Competition Council found that the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries and members of its Presidium concluded an anti-competitive agreement by setting the amount of notary fees and agreeing upon their calculation procedure. The Council imposed EUR 88,400 fine on the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries, and fines ranging from EUR 100 to EUR 20,800 on eight members of the Presidium for the infringements of the Law on Competition and the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
12 04 2018

The Lithuanian Competition Council‘s advocacy efforts received international recognition in the Antitrust Writing Awards . The Guidelines on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Bid Rigging in Public Procurement prepared by the Council‘s experts have been voted as one of the five Most Innovative 2017 Soft Laws in the world.

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G4S MOTION TO REOPEN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST COMPETITION COUNCIL FAILS
26 02 2018

The security company G4S Lietuva (G4S) has failed in trying to reopen the proceedings against the Competition Council’s decision imposing the fine on the company for anti-competitive agreements in the market of cash-handling services.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL FINES SUPPLIER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF BONE REGENERATION PRODUCTS FOR RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE
31 10 2017

The Competition Council found the Italian-based supplier Tecnoss Dental and its Lithuanian distributor UAB Implamedica engaged in fixing minimum resale prices of bone regeneration products used in implant dentistry. The infringement resulted in both companies receiving a total of EUR 175,500 of fines.

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UAB G4S LIETUVA WILL HAVE TO PAY EUR 2.7 MILLION FINE FOR COMPETITION LAW BREACH
05 09 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (hereinafter – Court) upheld the Competition Council‘s decision, according to which the security company G4S Lietuva (G4S) infringed the Law on Competition by concluding anti-competitive agreements in the market of cash-handling services and received EUR 2.7 million fine.

COMPETITION ADVOCACY IN VILNIUS' SCHOOLS
29 08 2017

During the school year the Council‘s experts will be visiting a number of schools in Vilnius to teach senior pupils the principles of effective competition, its benefits for consumers, as well as help them recognise anti-competitive agreements and misleading advertising, as part of the competition advocacy project “Competition Council goes to school“.

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CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES  DID NOT ESCAPE FINES FOR IMITATING COMPETITION
04 08 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which in 2011–2012 construction companies concluded bid rigging agreements.

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EGYPTIAN PUBLIC PROSECUTION OFFICE LEARNED ABOUT COMPETITION COUNCIL’S ACTIVITIES
03 08 2017

On 1–3 August representatives from the Egyptian Public Prosecution Office learned about the Competition Council’s experience while ensuring effective competition for the benefit of consumers.

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