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11. December 2017

CCA dismisses the notification of proposed media concentration Slovenia Broadband and Nova TV

The Croatian Competition Agency dismissed the notification on the basis of the fact that the Electronic Media Agency previously blocked the sale of Nova TV due to the “inadmissibility of concentration” as foreseen in the Electronic Media Act. Within the meaning of competition rules in the media sector the notifying party must submit to the CCA also the previous clearing decision of the Electronic Media Agency ruling that the implementation of the concentration concerned would not lead to a concentration inadmissible in the sense of the Electronic Media Act

06. December 2017

CCA empowered for enforcement of unfair trading practices provisions in food supply chain

The Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain enters into force on 7 December 2017. Transition period for suppliers, buyers, processors and re-sellers lasts until 31 March 2018 when all the contracts that have been concluded before must be brought in compliance with the UTPs provisions. Otherwise they will become null and void as of 1 April 2018.

28. September 2017

Regulation of Unfair Trading Practices in Croatia

The Government of the Republic of Croatia passed the bill regulating the unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain to be considered by the Croatian Parliament. Under the proposed Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain the Croatian Competition Agency is empowered for the enforcement of the provisions concerned.At the traditional lawyers’ gathering on 17 May 2017 in Opatija the president of the Competition Council, Mr Mladen Cerovac, dealt with the crucial provisions of the Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain and explained the legal proceedings that will be carried out by the CCA

19. September 2017

CCA clears Baumit/WP concentration

The concentration between the undertakings Baumit from Austria and W&P building materials from Croatia in the building materials manufacturing and distribution market will produce effects in the overlapping markets on which the connected undertakings I.T.V., Baumit Croatia and Kema are active

14. June 2017

CCA extends the duration of the concentration HT/Optima and gives conditional approval of the merger of H1 Telekom and Optima Telekom

The novel decision defines the new measures, conditions and deadlines that must be met by the parties in the forthcoming period in order to retain Optima’s position in the relevant market as the third independent rival, or to sell Optima and thereby open the possibility of creating a new operator that would be the third operator in the Croatian telecommunication market