Press Releases

2022-11-21 / The Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition Upheld the Decision on the Anticompetitive Conduct of the Association of Language Schools, but the Fine Must be Recalculated Petr Mlsna, the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office “), confirmed that Asociace jazykových škol, z. s. (the Association of Language Schools, hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) had committed anticompetitive conduct, but changed...

2022-11-09 / In its first-instance decision, the Office imposed a fine of CZK 22.5 million on the undertaking Beryko for the obstruction of dawn raid In its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 22,500,000 on Beryko s.r.o. for infringement of the obligation to provide the Office with necessary assistance during the on-site inspection. An appeal may be filed...

2022-10-24 / The Chairman of the Office Confirmed the Decision on Anti-competitive Conduct of the Undertaking GARLAND The Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office"), Petr Mlsna, rejected the appeal of the undertaking GARLAND distributor, s.r.o., (hereinafter referred to as "GARLAND") against the first instance decision according to which the undertaking had entered into...

2022-10-21 / The Office Imposed Another Maximum Possible Fine for Obstruction of a Dawn Raid, This Time on Undertaking MIT METAL POWER In its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") imposed a fine of CZK 1,870,000 on MIT METAL POWER, a.s. for hindering a dawn raid. An appeal was filed against the decision

2022-10-10 / Representatives of Competition Authorities Discussed the Economic Crisis and Approach to Green Policy at the European Competition Day in Prague On 10 October 2022, as part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the international conference European Competition Day was held in Prague, which was organised by the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office

2022-10-10 / Petr Mlsna - Opening Speech for the European Competition Day on 10 October 2022 Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests. After thirteen years, the Czech Republic holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and after thirteen years the Office for the Protection of Competition organises the European Competition Day. This time not in Brno, like in 2009, but in Prague, in the very...

2022-09-23 / Representatives of the Review Bodies on Public Procurement Discussed in Prague the Application of Sanctions and Exclusion of Suppliers On 23 September 2022, the 11th meeting of the Network of First Instance Review Bodies on Public Procurement took place in Prague as a part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting was organised by DG Grow of the European Commission, together with the Office for the Protection...

2022-09-22 / Reduced Fine for Aroma Candle Distributor, and, for the First Time, the Office Took the Compliance Program into Account The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office“) imposed a fine of CZK 17,649,000 on the undertaking Z - TRADE s. r. o. for entering into prohibited agreements on direct resale price fixing. The fine was reduced by the Office because a party to the proceedings applied...

2022-09-15 / Price Caps in the Energy Sector Do Not Mean Tolerance of Cartels, Says Petr Mlsna, Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") understands the necessity of capping energy prices, but, at the same time, warns that it will not tolerate price coordination and other anti-competitive practices in energy markets

2022-09-12 / The Office Imposed Fines of CZK 280 Million on Undertakings Specialised in Issuing Food Stamps for Anti-Competitive Coordination of Terms of Trade In its first-instance decision, although not in force, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") imposed fines in the total amount of CZK 279,152,000 on Sodexo Pass Česká republika a.s., Edenred CZ s.r.o. and Up Česká republika s.r.o. for a cartel agreement

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