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14. May 2019

Competition Day

Competition Policy and Merger Control in the Context of Public Interest

08. May 2019

CCA clears joint venture in sugar market created by Viro Grupa and Tvornica šećera Osijek

The Croatian Competition Agency cleared the concentration in which the undertakings Viro Grupa and Tvornica šećera Osijek create and jointly control a new undertaking for the production and wholesale of white sugar. After the expiry of the transition period Viro Grupa and Tvornica šećera Osijek shall step out of the sugar production and the wholesale business.

02. May 2019

President of the Competition Council at Competition Day in Belgrade

The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition organized an international competition conference under the title Forward Agenda for Competition Policy on 19 April 2019 in Belgrade. The conference has been supported by the Twinning Project: Further development of protection of competition in Serbia.

02. May 2019

HŽ Infrastruktura – lack of standing to act

The Croatian Competition Agency dismissed the initiative of an anonymous complainant regarding the alleged violation of competition rules due to lack of standing to act.

30. April 2019

UTPs infringement procedure against mandarin oranges buyer Marinada

The Croatian Competition Agency opened ex-officio proceeding against the buyer of mandarin oranges Marinada d.o.o. from Slatina to investigate whether unfair trading practices in the form of superior bargaining position have been imposed in the food supply chain.

26. April 2019

Croatian insurance market in 2017 is more concentrated than in 2016

The insurance market whose total gross written premium amounted to HRK 9.2 billion in 2017 rose by 4.5 per cent in comparison with HRK 8.8 billion in 2016. Based on the market concentration data the insurance market in Croatia in 2017 was relatively well structured indicating moderate market concentration whereas there has been a slightly rising trend in the concentration ratio in comparison with the previous year.

16. April 2019

Unfair trading practices – CCA imposes its first sanction on PLODINE

The Croatian Competition Agency found that the Croatian re-seller PLODINE d.d. used its strong bargaining power and imposed unfair trading practices on the supplier of fresh meat EKRO BV from the Netherlands within the meaning of the Croatian Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act). The fine amounts to HRK 1.008 million.

11. April 2019

CCA opens administrative proceeding against Coca-Cola Hrvatska

The Croatian Competition Agency opened an ex-officio infringement proceeding with the view to establishing whether the company Coca-Cola HBC Hrvatska d.o.o. from Zagreb had concluded a prohibited agreement and had been engaged in abusive practices within the meaning of the Competition Act.

28. March 2019

Dismissed initiative of A1 for compatibility assessment of concentration between HT and HP – EVO TV

On 4 March 2019 the Croatian Competition Agency dismissed the initiative of A1 regarding the concentration between Hrvatski Telekom and HP Produkcija with respect to the EVO TV business due to the fact that the turnover thresholds for the initiation of the compatibility assessment proceeding in line with the Competition Act in this particular case have not been satisfied nor has the notification obligation been regulated under any specific rules.

26. March 2019

Lack of standing to act against Zagrebačka pivovara

After receiving an anonymous complaint, the Croatian Completion Agency carried out a preliminary market investigation regarding the practices of Zagrebačka pivovara as a supplier of beer for retailers. The preliminary investigation showed that there has been no circumstantial evidence for opening an infringement procedure neither in the sense of the Competition Act nor under the provisions of the Unfair Trading Practices Act.