On December 5, 2016 the Competition Council confirmed the final conclusions of the market study on reimbursable pharmaceuticals (hereinafter – Study) that revealed competition problems in the market, to which possible solutions were proposed.
On 29 August Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (hereinafter – Court) rejected the appeal by Panevėžys City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) against the Competition Council‘s decision of 16 July 2016 whereby the Municipality restricted competition and consumer rights in the municipal waste management sector.
Šarūnas Keserauskas, Chairman of the Competition Council (hereinafter – the Council), presented the authority‘s achievements of 2015 to the members of the Cabinet.
The Lithuanian competition authority conducted a market study on the parallel import of pharmaceuticals. The aim of the study was to assess the situation in the Lithuanian pharmaceutical market and identify the main circumstances determining a low share of the trade of parallel imported pharmaceuticals in Lithuania, as well as to provide proposals on how effective competition could be ensured in the market.