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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...

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...

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...

The Competition Authority demands mitigation of conditions of access to EstWin base network

The Competition Authority issued a precept to Eesti Lairiba Foundation (ELA SA), where it demands to mitigate conditions of access to EstWin base network (starting from 20 November 2017) in order to improve high-speed Internet provision options for rural residents. ELA SA is a foundation founded...

As the result of the proceedings of the Competition Authority it became easier for companies to market deposit-subjected packaging

During the supervision procedure the Competition Authority analyzed problems that arose in connection with the new standard terms and conditions established by Eesti Pandipakendi OÜ (hereinafter – EPP). EPP is a recycling organization accredited by the Ministry of the Environment, whose goal is to...

European Consumer and Competition Day will focus on shifts in technologies and consumer behaviour

The European Consumer and Competition Day, which takes place today in Tallinn, will address changes in consumer and business environments. Discussions will focus mainly on the increasing expectations of generation Z consumers and the preparedness of entrepreneurs to meet these expectations....

Vodka cartel participants are finally convicted

On 7 June 2017 the Supreme Court announced that it will not commence proceedings with regard to Liviko vodka cartel. Thus, the convicting ruling of the Circuit Court comes into force. This ruling places the largest monetary penalty in Estonian legal practice upon Liviko and four retail chains – the...

Tallinn Circuit Court dismisses AS Tallinna Vesi’s complaint in the dispute between the company and the Competition Authority

With its judgement of 26 January 2017, the Tallinn Circuit Court dismissed AS Tallinna Vesi’s appeal in the tariff dispute between AS Tallinna Vesi and the Competition Authority. In addition, the court ordered payment of EUR 40,000 in procedure expenses in favour of the Competition Authority....

The Competition Authority has confirmed the obligation of Elektrilevi OÜ to offer sellers of electricity the option of issuing single joint invoices

On 29 December 2015 the Competition Authority has confirmed the obligation of Elektrilevi OÜ to develop by the beginning of 2017 an IT solution and standard conditions according to which all sellers of electricity in the network region of Elektrilevi OÜ will have an option to issue to consumers...

The court of law confirms approach of the Competition Authority with regard to an additional fee for waste removal

According to the ruling of the Supreme Court of 2 December 2015, the precept of the Competition Authority issued on 30 June 2014 to Eesti Keskkonnateenused AS comes into force. With this precept the Competition Authority obliges the company to cease taking unreasonably high fees for gate opening...