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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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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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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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CONTRACT EXTENSIONS WITH PASSENGER ROAD TRANSPORT SERVICE PROVIDERS WITHOUT A COMPETITIVE PROCEDURE RESTRICTED COMPETITION
15 07 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the Lithuanian transport safety administration (LTSA) infringed the Law on Competition when it extended contracts with 42 regular road passenger transport service providers without a competitive procedure, thereby restricting competition and impeding the entry of new market...

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COURT CONFIRMS THAT GUEST HOUSES CANNOT BE ADVERTISED AS APARTMENTS
11 05 2018

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) has rejected the complaint by Kauno būstai and upheld the Competition Council‘s EUR 6,300 fine for the dissemination of misleading advertising.

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH ELIMINATED RESTRICTIONS ON PHARMACY PREMISES
24 02 2017

On February 24, 2017 the Competition Council terminated the investigation into the requirements for pharmacy premises and equipment approved by the  Ministry of Health in  2003 (hereinafter – Requirements). The investigation was terminated after the Ministry of Health amended the Requirements to ensure equal competitive opportunities...

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES WILL FACE STRICTER REGULATION AND FINES
09 11 2016

Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Competition and the Law on Local Self-Government initiated by the President of the Republic of Lithuania. From 1 January 2017 public administrative bodies will face fines for competition law breaches and stricter regulation related to economic activities carried out by municipal companies.

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CHAIRMAN MET WITH KAUNAS MAYOR TO DISCUSS COMPETITION LAW ISSUES
14 09 2016

The Competition Council‘s Chairman Šarūnas Keserauskas (hereinafter – Chairman) met with Visvaldas Matijošaitis, Mayor of Kaunas City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality), to discuss competition law issues and suggest solutions to competition problems in the Municipality.

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TRAKAI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY CONTINUES GRANTING PRIVILEGES TO UAB TRAKŲ PASLAUGOS
28 07 2016

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.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL REMOVED ONLINE STORE‘S RESTRICTIONS ON PRODUCT SHIPPING TO LITHUANIA
28 07 2016

The Competition Council brings real benefits to consumers – after its intervention the Austrian online store www.ecco-verde.com  restored the shipping of cosmetic products to Lithuania.

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