Which public services should be provided by state and municipal companies and which should be entrusted to private companies? These questions were raised by participants of the international conference “Do We Need Competition in Public Services”. The event, which took place on September 16 in Vilnius, was organized by Konkurencijos taryba in...
Konkurencijos taryba found that companies Pasvalio melioracija , Jadrana , Panevėžio melioracija and Biržų ranga concluded a bid-rigging cartel: cartelists colluded their actions and bids, including bid price, and agreed in advance on the winner of the tender. Konkurencijos taryba fined these companies a total of EUR 977,900.
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.
The Competition Council refused to give a permission to a municipal company of Kelmė District Municipality regarding the provision of heavy vehicle washing services.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeal by Joniškis District Municipality (Municipality) asking to repeal the obligation to conduct a competitive procedure for the provision of municipal waste management services.
Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Competition and the Law on Local Self-Government initiated by the President of the Republic of Lithuania. From 1 January 2017 public administrative bodies will face fines for competition law breaches and stricter regulation related to economic activities carried out by municipal companies.
On 15 September Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (hereinafter – Court) upheld the Competition Council‘s decision of 6 June 2016 whereby Šiauliai City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) restricted competition and consumer rights in the sector of passenger transportation services.
The Competition Council‘s Chairman Šarūnas Keserauskas (hereinafter – Chairman) met with Visvaldas Matijošaitis, Mayor of Kaunas City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality), to discuss competition law issues and suggest solutions to competition problems in the Municipality.
The Competition Council (hereinafter – Council) found that Pakruojis District Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) failed to meet the Council‘s obligation – create non-discriminatory conditions for undertakings willing to provide municipal waste collection and transportation services (hereinafter – Services) in Pakruojis district.
On 29 August Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (hereinafter – Court) rejected the appeal by Panevėžys City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) against the Competition Council‘s decision of 16 July 2016 whereby the Municipality restricted competition and consumer rights in the municipal waste management sector.
Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (hereinafter – Court) rejected the appeals by UAB Aštuoniukė , UAB Audresta and UAB Vežesta and upheld the Competition Council‘s decision whereby Klaipėda City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) breached Article 4 of the Law on Competition.
Šarūnas Keserauskas, Chairman of the Competition Council (hereinafter – the Council), presented the authority‘s achievements of 2015 to the members of the Cabinet.