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EXPERTS OF KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA SHARED EXPERIENCE WITH COLLEAGUES FROM UKRAINE
20 01 2023

On 16–20 January employees of the Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine took part in a study visit in Lithuania during which they participated in meetings with experts from the competition authority Konkurencijos taryba, Vilnius Regional Administrative Court, as well as from the Communications Regulatory Authority, and learned about the working...

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REAL ESTATE AGENCIES AGREED NOT TO COMPETE FOR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES
29 12 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has established that the Lithuanian Association of Real Estate Agencies (LAREA) and its 39 members agreed not to solicit each other's clients and brokers, and thus restricted competition. The infringement of the Law on Competition and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union...

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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AGREED ON MARGINS OF REIMBURSABLE MEDICINES
13 12 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the Lithuanian Pharmacy Association (LPA) and 8 pharmaceutical companies agreed on the margins of reimbursable medicines. The infringement of the Law on Competition and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union resulted in more than EUR 72 million in fines.

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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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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY HOLDS HIGH POSITIONS AMONG WORLD’S COMPETITION AUTHORITIES
21 09 2022

The competition law journal and news service Global Competition Review, which conducts an annual ranking of the world‘s competition authorities, gave the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba three stars of five for eight years in a row. Competition authorities from Belgium, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland and some other countries...

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CARTELISTS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS  
01 06 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba assigned individual sanctions to the companies Būsto aplinka and City Service Engineering which concluded a bid-rigging cartel.  

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IN-HOUSE CONTRACT CAN BE CONCLUDED ONLY IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES AFTER ASSESSING ITS IMPACT ON FAIR COMPETITION
19 05 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba supervising how municipalities comply with the Law on Competition when concluding in-house contracts will analyse whether they conform to the judicial interpretations of the Constitutional Court concerning the assessment of the impact of in-house contracts on fair competition.

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DISPUTE OVER FINES TO CARTELISTS SETTLED IN COURT
31 03 2022

On March 30 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) has approved settlement agreements between the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba and the companies Jadrana and Pasvalio melioracija in which EUR 18,720 and EUR 151,430 respective individual fines assigned to the infringers for a cartel agreement have been...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA ASSIGNS INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS TO INFRINGERS IN OBSTRUCTION CASE
31 03 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba assigned individual sanctions to the companies Būsto aplinka and Mano Būsto priežiūra which obstructed the inspection conducted by the authority’s officials.

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AFTER SUPPLIERS SUSPEND THEIR TIES WITH RUSSIA AND BELARUS, LITHUANIAN KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA URGES RETAIL CHAINS NOT TO USE THEIR MARKET POWER UNFAIRLY
07 03 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has sent a letter to the firms managing five major retail chains urging them to take into account the recent changes in market conditions and to refrain from actions incompatible with good business practices in respect of food and drink suppliers which suspended or delayed the execution...

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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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STUDY REVEALS THAT LITHUANIAN BUSINESSES’ NEED FOR COMPETITION ADVOCACY REMAINS HIGH
13 01 2022

The study of the Lithuanian businesses’ understanding of the rights and obligations established in the Law on Competition has revealed that although many interviewed companies are aware of the main competition law principles, there is a lack of knowledge about the application of certain law provisions, liability for infringements and the...

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