NEW VISION AND OBJECTIVES IN THE STRATEGY FOR 2024–2029
The Competition Council has confirmed the Strategy for the next five years, which, among other things, announces a new vision and strategic goals and tasks for the Authority.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT COMPLETED IN KOSOVO WITH THE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
To mark the end of a nearly five-year European Union (EU) technical assistance project in Kosovo, an EU-initiated roundtable was held in Pristina. It was attended by representatives of the authorities responsible for the implementation of the project, including experts from the Competition Council, the beneficiaries of the project – the Kosovo...
THE COMPETITION COUNCIL WILL MAKE THE ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT PUBLIC AFTER COMPLETING ITS INVESTIGATION
The Competition Council, taking into account the practices of the European Commission and other countries, will from now on publish on its website the information that it has completed the investigation and sent a Statement of Objections to the subjects that may have infringed the competition law, as well as other interested parties.
FOUR PRIORITY SECTORS UNDER THE COMPETITION COUNCIL'S SPOTLIGHT
The Competition Council has decided to focus its attention on the energy, health (including pharmaceuticals), retail trade and digital markets sectors in 2024.
THE COMPETITION COUNCIL AIMS TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE COMPETITION ISSUES IN THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SECTOR
Considering the rapid development of electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure in Lithuania, the Competition Council has decided to monitor whether there are any barriers to competition in this sector.
THE COMPETITION COUNCIL REDUCED THE FINE FOR THE COMPANY ŠVYTURYS-UTENOS ALUS, WHICH ADMITTED TO OBSTRUCTING THE INVESTIGATION
The Competition Council found that Švyturys-Utenos alus had deleted relevant information during the inspection, had not complied with the obligation to provide a copy of the data requested, and thus had hindered the investigation activities of the Authority's officials. As the company admitted that it had violated the Law on Competition by...
OWNER OF DELFI.LT WILL HAVE TO GET PERMISSION FOR A CONCENTRATION FROM THE COMPETITION COUNCIL OR SELL THE SHARES OF LRYTAS
The Competition Council recognised that the Estonian company Ekspress Grupp , which controls the news portal delfi.lt , violated the Law on Competition by acquiring the company Lrytas , which controls the news portal lrytas.lt , without notifying the institution and obtaining its permission.
THE REGULATIONS OF THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS BECAME AN OBSTACLE TO OPENING UP THE RAILWAY TRANSPORT MARKET
The Competition Council has found that the rules adopted by the Minister of Transport and Communications in 2020, which give freight carriers access to congested railway lines, favour LTG Cargo , a company operating on the market, and discriminate against other companies providing the same services.
THE MERGER IS CLEARED IN THE MARKET OF BEVERAGES PRODUCTION
The Competition Council has allowed the Netherlands company CC Beverages Holdings II B.V. to acquire 100 percent of the shares of the Finnish company Brown-Forman Finland and to acquire the sole control over it.
E. ŠATAS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AT THE COMPETITION COUNCIL
Former Competition Council Member Elonas Šatas continues to work within the institution and starting 22 September of this year, he has taken on the role of Senior Advisor.
COMPETITION COUNCIL DENIES TV3 SHAREHOLDER'S TAKEOVER OF LITHUANIA'S LARGEST RADIO STATION GROUP
All Media Lithuania will not be able to acquire 100% of the shares of three companies that operate the radio stations M-1, M-1 Plus, Lietus, Laluna, Raduga , and the company Reklamos ekspertai . The Competition Council did not clear the transaction after finding that the concentration would create or strengthen a dominant position or...
Starting from today, Žilvinas Klimka begins his duties as a Member of the Competition Council. He was appointed for a six-year term by Gitanas Nausėda, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, in line with the Constitution, the Law on Competition and upon the proposal of the Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.