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07. February 2017

CCA clears Spar / Billa merger

The acquisition of Billa retail outlets will spread the retail business of Spar to Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Požega-Slavonija County, Virovitica-Podravina County, Vukovar-Srijem County and Istria County. In the counties of Dubrovnik-Neretva, Krapina-Zagorje and Lika-Senj the concentration concerned will not produce any effects

20. January 2017

Significant benefits for consumers in automobile insurance in 2016

Most insurance companies have abolished the geographic criteria in determining the amount of compulsory insurance contribution for trucks, meaning that the whole territory of Croatia is regarded as a “one-risk zone”. The former zone rating has been thereby abandoned. All road transport vehicles enjoy more favourable terms and lower prices of insurance policies whereas the passenger cars benefit from a better choice of insurance products and favourable premiums

20. December 2016

CCA hosted international conference on Damages Directive

The conference provided for the insight into the legal solutions used in the transposition of the Damages Directive by other national laws but also opened a number of legal issues and tried to foresee the challenges related to the application of the Damages Directive in the future

15. December 2016

Tax adviser services for the members of the Croatian Chamber of the Economy

The bidding criteria in accordance to which exclusively companies or subsidiaries of tax counselling companies may bid for the provision of tax advisory services for the members of the Croatian Chamber of the Economy hinders the market entry for smaller service providers. The criteria stipulating additional qualifications and experience of certified tax advisers present additional barrier to entry

15. November 2016

CCA assesses the concentration between Optima and H1

The CCA found that the implementation of this concentration may have significant effect on competition in the relevant market. Consequently, the CCA opened a phase II investigation which will include an in-depth analysis, legal and economic, in the case concerned

15. November 2016

No takeovers but dynamic divestitures marked 2015 groceries retail

The results of the groceries market investigation show positive effects on competition. The competitive structure of the market has been retained and the interest of the consumers remained protected due to the CCA measures imposed in the conditionally approved concentration between Agrokor and Mercator