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MERGER BETWEEN PILETILEVI GROUP AND TIKETA RESTRICTED COMPETITION
14 06 2022

Today the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has refused to clear the merger whereby the Estonian company Piletilevi Group acquired 100 per cent of the shares and sole control of the Lithuanian ticket distributor Tiketa. The authority found that the merger created or strengthened a dominant position or substantially...

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY WILL REVIEW TRANSACTION BETWEEN KAUNO LIFTAI AND BALTIJOS LIFTAI ON ITS OWN INITIATIVE
17 05 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has decided to apply the merger control procedure on its own initiative and assess whether the acquisition by Kauno liftai of 100 per cent of shares of Baltijos liftai has created or strengthened a dominant position or significantly restricted competition in the market of lifting...

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JOINT STATEMENT BY EUROPEAN COMPETITION NETWORK ON APPLICATION OF COMPETITION LAW IN CONTEXT OF WAR IN UKRAINE
21 03 2022

We, the ECN, join the European Council in its statement of 24 February 2022 (link), to condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia’s unprecedented military aggression against Ukraine. We stand firmly by Ukraine and its people as they face this war. We are fully aware of the social and economic consequences for Ukraine as well as for the EU/EEA.

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LITHUANIAN AND LATVIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITIES LAUNCH ONLINE MARKETPLACES MONITORING TO UNDERSTAND SECTOR AND POTENTIAL RESTRICTIONS OF COMPETITION
16 03 2022

Considering the development of e-commerce in recent years, the Lithuanian and Latvian competition authorities are launching parallel business surveys in their countries seeking to find out whether businesses encounter any possible restrictions of competition in online marketplaces and to identify common problems that are relevant for companies...

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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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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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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA TERMINATES INFRINGEMENT PROCEEDINGS IN BIOFUEL MARKET
04 11 2021

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has decided to close the infringement proceedings into an alleged anti-competitive agreement between the firms Vilniaus energija and Bionovus (its successor was First Opportunity , a company registered in Estonia and later liquidated), in the biofuel market.

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CGATES DOES NOT GET PERMISSION TO ACQUIRE ITS COMPETITOR SPLIUS
25 06 2021

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba refused to clear the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares and sole control of SPLIUS by Cgates .

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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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AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, LITHUANIAN COMPETITION COUNCIL REDUCES FINES IMPOSED ON CINEMA COMPANIES THAT FORMED CARTEL
25 11 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the film distributor Theatrical Film Distribution and the firms NCG Distribution and Forum Cinemas , which belong to the same group of companies, agreed on the prices of the distributed films. Although the fines calculated for the cartel constituted more than EUR 3.8...

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LITHUANIAN KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA HAS BEEN RATED AS ONE OF MOST ACTIVE COMPETITION AGENCIES IN EUROPE
24 08 2020

The antitrust and competition law journal and news service Global Competition Review has conducted an annual survey of the world‘s leading competition authorities and for six years in a row gave the Lithuanian Konkurencijos taryba three stars out of five, placing it next to competition agencies from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands or Belgium.

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