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.
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.
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...
The Lithuanian Competition Council is organising a traditional Baltic competition conference, which will take place on 18 May 2021 , and invites competition law practitioners, businesses, public sector and academic community for a discussion on the role of small competition authorities in investigating digital markets, developments and...
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 2018–2020 amounted to an average of EUR 19.3 million per year and exceeded the authority’s annual budget 8 times.
The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found the fixed and minimum rates of notary fees approved by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania to restrict the ability of notaries to compete on prices. Having failed to ensure the freedom of fair competition, the Ministry of Justice received a fine of EUR 43,000...
Today Medeina Augustinavičienė has started her six-year tenure as a Council Member in Konkurencijos taryba. M. Augustinavičienė was appointed by Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania, upon the proposal of the Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.
On October 9–10 competition law experts and representatives of the European Commission, Lithuanian public and private sector gathered in the 14th Baltic Competition Conference in Vilnius to discuss how competition authorities can become better enforcers, strengthen institutional credibility and contribute to the well-being of the country and the citizens.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania acknowledged that in 2004 and 2005 the Minister of the Interior adopted legal acts which granted exclusive rights to the state enterprise Infostruktūra and thus restricted the freedom of economic activity. According to the Court, such legal regulation infringed the constitutional principle of the rule of law.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which Klaipėda City Municipality breached the Law on Competition by authorising five municipal companies to provide shared taxi services without a competitive procedure.
The Competition Council (hereinafter – the Council) found that Trakai District Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) did not create non-discriminatory conditions for undertakings willing to execute maintenance works of public areas in Trakai District and, thus, failed to comply with the obligations imposed by the Council.