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16. May 2018

Concentration cleared in the bakery products market

The Croatian Competition Agency cleared in the first phase the acquisition of joint control over the undertakings PAN-PEK Zagreb and PAN-PEK Đakovo by the undertakings FARUNO from Luxemburg and Ivan Parać, Zagreb.

12. April 2018

Concentration between Adris Grupa and Expertus cleared

The Croatian Competition Agency approved the acquisition of the direct control over the undertaking Expertus or 77.78 % of the share capital in the undertaking concerned by the undertaking Adris Grupa. By the implementation of this concentration Adris Grupa acquires also indirect control over the undertakings HUP-ZAGREB, Hoteli Dubrovačka rivijera and Astoria. By taking over the so far leader, Adris Grupa will strengthen its position in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and enter the City of Zagreb. In the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia by the implementation of this concentration Adris Grupa takes the second position, following the leader in this relevant market - Valamar Riviera.

15. December 2017

Croatian association of forestry engineers must align its pricelists with competition rules

The Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers as a professional association is duly empowered to adopt pricelists. However, the Croatian Competition Agency warns the professional association concerned that when working out the new pricelists the association should refrain from prescribing a minimum price or fixing the price and repeal the sanctioning of its members if it is in their economic interest to apply lower prices

12. December 2017

20th anniversary of the Croatian Competition Agency

On 15 November 2017 the Croatian Competition Agency marked twenty years of its operation by organizing an international conference in Zagreb that was visited by more than a hundred experts, judges, attorneys and representatives of academia and business community who took part in the fruitful discussion about the work of the CCA, judicial review of its decisions and challenges in the future

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.