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PROCEDURE FOR SETTING FINES FOR COMPETITION LAW INFRINGEMENTS HAS BEEN IMPROVED
09 11 2022

Today the Lithuanian Government adopted a resolution approving the description of the procedure for setting fines for infringements of the Law on Competition. A more detailed regulation of the methodology for setting fines, which will apply from 1 May 2023, will result in fewer preconditions for disputes in courts concerning the amount of fines...

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1 EURO ALLOCATED TO KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA BROUGHT 6.2 EUROS OF DIRECT EXPECTED BENEFITS TO CONSUMERS
04 03 2022

Having conducted the annual impact assessment of its activities, the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba calculated that direct expected benefits to consumers over the period of 2019–2021 amounted to an average of EUR 15.6 million per year and exceeded the authority’s annual budget 6.2 times.

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY IDENTIFIES FOUR PRIORITY SECTORS
11 01 2022

In the strategic plan 2022 the Lithuanian Konkurencijos taryba has identified four priority sectors. The authority is planning to monitor more closely competition restrictions in the labour market, health sector (including pharmaceuticals), retail trade and e-commerce, as well as to take active enforcement and advocacy actions.

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY IS OBLIGED TO ASSIGN INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS IN OBSTRUCTION CASE
10 09 2021

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) announced that the Lithuanian competition authority should recalculate the fines for the companies Būsto aplinka and Mano Būsto priežiūra which obstructed the inspection conducted by the authority’s officials.

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BALTIC COMPETITION CONFERENCE: FROM DIGITAL BUSINESS MODELS TO INCENTIVES FOR DAMAGE ACTIONS 
20 05 2021

With the numbers of companies moving their businesses online growing, the problems related to digital markets are becoming increasingly relevant for national competition authorities. It is a task for each competition authority to continuously strengthen its investigative capacities and technological skills, as well as develop close cooperation...

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION LAW AMENDMENTS: FROM FINING POWERS TO GUARANTEES OF INDEPENDENCE
30 10 2020

On November 1 amendments to the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania enter into force. These amendments are in line with the ECN+ Directive intended to empower the competition authorities of Member States to be more effective enforcers and ensure the proper functioning of the internal market. More specifically, the Directive aims to...

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY UPDATES RULES ON IMMUNITY FROM FINES OR THEIR REDUCTION AND ADOPTS RULES ON COOPERATION WITH EU COUNTERPARTS
31 07 2020

In relation to the amendments to the Law on Competition adopted by the Seimas, today the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has updated the Leniency Rules and adopted the Rules on Cooperation with the EU Competition Authorities or Other Counterparts. 

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COMPETITION LAW AMENDMENTS WILL ENSURE MORE EFFECTIVE COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT IN LITHUANIA
25 06 2020

Today Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Competition which will transpose the provisions of the Directive of the European Parliament and Council into national law, ensuring uniform regulation of the activities of competition authorities across the EU, with regard to such matters as independence, resources, powers and sanctions. The...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA HAS BEEN SELECTED TO IMPLEMENT TWINNING PROJECT IN GEORGIA
03 03 2020

The consortium consisting of the Lithuanian competition authority, State Consumer Rights Protection Authority and the Austrian Federal Trade Authority, has been selected to implement jointly the EU Twinning project in Georgia.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA FINISHED ALMOST A THREE-YEAR LONG PROJECT IN GEORGIA
13 01 2020

Experts from Lithuania, Belgium and other countries finished implementing the EU technical assistance project which aimed to strengthen competition enforcement in Georgia. On 10 January up to 100 guests representing state authorities, business sector, academy and civil society attended the project closing ceremony in Tbilisi and summarized the...

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NESTE LIETUVA ADVERTISEMENT OF CLEANER FUELS MISLED CONSUMERS
29 10 2019

Konkurencijos taryba found that the company Neste Lietuva infringed the Law on Advertising by spreading misleading advertising claims about Neste fuel.  The company was fined EUR 8,688.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA APPROVES WHISTLEBLOWER REMUNERATION PROCEDURE
28 06 2019

From July 1 persons who provide evidence enabling Konkurencijos taryba to detect anti-competitive agreements will be entitled to a financial reward. It is hoped that this will encourage the society to take a more active role in reporting to the Lithuanian competition authority cartels or other anti-competitive agreements entered into by the...

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