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Competition Authority did not see a violation of the Competition Act in AS Eesti Post’s activities relating to parcel terminals

On 16.11.2011, Itella SmartPOST OÜ (SmartPOST) filed a complaint with Competition Authority, requesting verification of whether the price formation of AS Eesti Post (Eesti Post) in the offer of the Post24 service violates the Competition Act, mostly due to the fact that EP provides the Post24...

The Estonian Competition Authority participates in the development cooperation project aimed at enhancing the protection of free market competition in the Republic of Moldova

The experts from the Estonian Competition Authority will participate in the development cooperation project titled “Enhancing the protection of free market competition in Moldova through education and good governance”, which is being financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Development Co-...

The Supreme Court upheld the Competition Authority’s injunction with regard to OÜ Lehepunkt

The Supreme Court decided not to review the appeal of OÜ Lehepunkt (hereinafter: Lehepunkt), as the result of which the Competition Authority’s injunction comes into force. By introducing various service fees Lehepunkt affected competition between publishers in a negative way, as an unjustified...

The decision of Harju County Court in connection with penalty imposed on security service providers has come into force

On 25 April 2012 Harju County Court made a decision to impose a pecuniary penalty on AS Pristis and Securitas Eesti AS in connection with a criminal act indicated in Art. 400(2) of the Penal Code (entering into agreement prejudicing free competition). The agreement that the companies were...

Harju County Court confirmed the abuse of dominant position by AS Eesti Post

Harju County Court made a decision on 27 April 2012 confirming the decision of 16 November 2011 of the Estonian Competition Authority regarding the infringement of the Competition Act by AS Eesti Post, but reduced the fine imposed on AS Eesti Post pursuant to the Competition Act § 73...

The Estonian Competition Authority has terminated the proceedings of the interchange fees for card payments in connection with the substantial reduction of the fees

In recent years The Estonian Competition Authority has analysed the interchange fees for card payments. To date, the banks have reduced the fees substantially and made the system more open to competition. For this reason, the Competition Authority has decided to terminate the proceedings. The...