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12.07.2021

The Competition Authority investigated the reasons for the delay in launching Balticconnector

The Competition Authority conducted an analysis to investigate the delay in the commissioning of the Balticconnector gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland due to the delay in the completion of the Puiatu and Paldiski compressor stations.   The purpose of the analysis was to identify the...
30.04.2021

The Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings in connection with the fire in Jõgeva substation

On 29 April, the Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings against Elektrilevi in connection with a failure due to a fire in the regional substation in Jõgeva on 27 April which caused an extensive power outage in the city of Jõgeva and the surrounding areas. The purpose of the...
15.04.2021

The Competition Authority had a busy year despite the pandemic

The Competition Authority’s 2020 annual report focuses on the activities of the authority in the current anxious situation, when the role of the economic regulator is very important as a background force. Economic activity persists despite the pandemic, and ensuring free competition is in the...
Allikas: Vikipeedia.
05.04.2021

According to the Competition Authority, the situation in the Estonian telecommunications market is good

The Competition Authority observed the Estonian telecommunications market in order to evaluate several developments related to the telecommunications sector. The evaluation concerns in particular the wholesale and retail prices of broadband services and the provision of access to these services...
Autor: Johannes Arro
30.03.2021

The Estonian Competition Authority recommends phasing out support for renewable energy

The Competition Authority analysed the support schemes for renewable energy implemented in Estonia as well as their economic impact and recommends transitioning to a market-based solution and phasing out the support for renewable energy. In 2007, the Electricity Market Act set the period for...
10.03.2021

The Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish energy regulators are having a public consultation regarding a study on regulation (EU) 2016/1719 Article 30(4).

The Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish energy regulators are having  a public consultation regarding a study on regulation (EU) 2016/1719 Article 30(4). The consultation will be held jointly by Finland and the Baltic States. The Finnish regulatory authority is leading this...
08.01.2021

The Competition Authority conducts supervision proceedings against Elering AS in order to verify compliance with the rules of the wholesale energy market integrity and transparency

The Competition Authority has initiated supervision proceedings against Elering AS in order to verify whether the system operator has sufficiently and timely informed the market about the capacities of the Balticconnector gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland. Pursuant to EU Regulation (1227/...
07.10.2020

Public consultation to analyse the need for hedging instruments for electricity market

The Estonian Competition Authority, together with Public Utilities Commission of Latvia announces a public consultation to investigate the needs for hedging instruments at the borders of the Estonian and Latvian bidding zone areas (EE-FI, EE-LV and LV-LT borders, all in both directions), according...
02.09.2020

The price regulation of pharmaceuticals is illusory

The Competition Authority conducted an analysis of the competition situation in order to assess the functioning of the regulation that sets the limits for the prices of medicines. The Competition Authority considers that the current system for the mark-up of medicines is deficient and its...
04.08.2020

The Estonian Competition Authority makes a proposal for changing the system of compensation for power outages

The Competition Authority has devised proposals for changes in the system of compensation for power outages in order to ensure fairer compensation to consumers in the event of substandard quality of the network service. The Authority has forwarded the proposals to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

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