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23.03.2020

Antitrust: Joint statement by the European competition authorities on the coronavirus crisis

Today, all competition authorities in the European Competition Network (the European Commission, the European Surveillance Authority, and the national competition authorities of the EU/EEA) are issuing a joint statement on how to apply the European competition rules during the crisis. Antitrust...
09.03.2020

A recharging network for electric vehicles cannot become a monopoly

The Estonian Competition Authority points out in its letter to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Justice, and Elektrilevi OÜ that in case of a recharging network for electric vehicles it is important to prevent creation of a monopoly. Directive (EU) 2019/944 of...
21.08.2019

The Competition Authority recommends opening notary fees to price competition

The Competition Authority recommends setting notary fees not as fixed rates but as an upper threshold (limit prices), notaries then being able to use price lists below that limit and if necessary then to agree more favourable prices with a client. With this the consumer gets the opportunity to...
19.08.2019

Estonian Competition Authority prohibited the acquisition by Estravel Holding OÜ of Public Limited Company Wris

On 15 August 2019, the Estonian Competition Authority prohibited the acquisition by Estravel Holding OÜ of Public Limited Company Wris as it would negatively affect competition in the travel agency market (retail of travel services). The parties to the concentration are close competitors of each...
11.07.2019

Competition must be trusted in granting 5G frequency licences

The Competition Authority formed an opinion about the competition of frequency licenses in the frequency band of 3,410-3,800 MHz, as a result of which, the undertakings acquiring the licenses will start building a so-called 5G network for communications services. The Competition Authority finds...
10.06.2019

The Competition Authority and ELA SA agreed on the terms of access to the EstWin base network

The Competition Authority and ELA SA reached a compromise in a court action about the precept issued by the Competition Authority on 19.10.2017. The Tallinn Administrative Court confirmed the compromise with its ruling on 10.05.2019. The Competition Authority issued an injunction to ELA SA...
20.05.2019

Competition Authority initiated proceedings in connection with a power failure in Narva, Narva-Jõesuu and Sillamäe

On May 20, the Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings against Elering AS in connection with the power failure on May 18 in Narva, Narva-Jõesuu and Sillamäe. The purpose of the proceedings is to identify the reasons for the power failure and whether there may be a violation of the...
14.05.2019

The Competition Authority won the dispute over the sale price of oil shale

By its order of 14.05.2019, the Administrative Law Chamber of the Supreme Court decided not to hear the appeal in cassation of Viru Keemia Grupp AS and VKG Oil AS (hereinafter VKG) on the termination of the supervision proceedings of the Competition Authority on 19.10.2015. Thus, the judgment of...
15.04.2019

Authority conducts criminal proceedings for investigating a possible restriction of competition in companies selling agricultural equipment

In the framework of a criminal case concerning a possible restriction of competition, the Competition Authority carried out searches at the premises of six legal entities and at the residences of eight suspects. The purpose of the criminal proceedings is to verify the doubts as to whether...
02.11.2017

In the dispute over the price of oil shale the court ruled in favor of the Competition Authority

With its decision of October 31, Tallinn Administrative Court dismissed the claim of Viru Keemia Grupp AS and VKG Oil AS (hereinafter VKG) against termination of the supervision proceedings by the Competition Authority on 19 October 2015. The Competition Authority found that the price of oil shale...

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