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28/03/2019

The Competition Council of Latvia will be able to prevent competition distortions caused by public administrative bodies

On 28 March, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Competition Law, which grant the Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) the powers to address competition distortions caused by public administrative bodies, local governments and their undertakings. Skaidrīte Ābrama, the Chairwoman of the CC: “Competition distortions caused by public administrative bodie...

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21/03/2019

The CC sends a Statement of Objections to participants of alleged bid-rigging in the price quotation on supply of nanotechnology chemicals

The Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) has informed the municipal company SIA “Rīgas satiksme” (passenger carrier in the capital city) and several market participants of its preliminary view, that they have allegedly concluded a prohibited agreement within two price quotations on supply of nanotechnology chemicals. The Statement of Objections with the evidence detected by the authority serves as the closing sta...

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19/02/2019

​The CCL’s litigation nominated in GCR Awards 2019

The Competition Council of Latvia litigation against the collective copyright management association AKKA/LAA for excessive pricing was nominated as “Enforcement action of the year” in GCR Awards 2019. In 2013, Latvia’s Competition Council fined copyright management association AKKA/LAA €32,000 for excessive pricing. The Latvian enforcer had investigated the association to c...

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