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in the region.
This edition's main takeaways:
Several investigations in CEE pertaining to collusion in response to the current emergency.
The Czech Supreme Court has ruled that parts of the Czech UTP act are unconstitutional.
A draft UTP act has been proposed in Romania, which would up the ante on local UTP enforcement significantly.
EUR 7m fine in Hungary on booking.com.
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Table of Contents
COVID-19 advisory and enforcement
National competition authorities' advisory and enforcement in the context of COVID-19 (April 2020)
Pool equipment supplier may face fine for vertical restraints
Unfair Competition: Czech Constitutional Court upholds Act on Significant Market Power but declares 3 % limit on marketing payments unconstitutional
Collusion fine on banking association overturned by country's top court
Hungarian Competition Authority imposed a record fine of HUF 2.5bln (approx. EUR 7m) on Booking.com for unfair commercial practices
Investigation into aggressive communication practices on website
Upcoming amendments to the Competition Act
The renewal of the Competition Council president's mandate falls outside the scope of the ECN+ Directive
Consultation on draft legislation to implement the Unfair Trading Practices Directive
Competition Authority opens industrial park abuse inquiry
Slovak postal firm under scrutiny for withholding information
The Agency exposes Coca-Cola as an example of good practice in ensuring compliance with competition regulations
Turkish Coca-Cola bottling company facing competition investigation
Originally published 22 May, 2020
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