Communication

The aim of the protection of market competition is primarily to create benefits for consumers and equal conditions for all entrepreneurs on the market, who, acting in accordance with the existing rules and competing on the market with the quality, price and innovation of their products and services, contribute to the overall development of the economy.

Articles

Commission Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competition law

14.February.2024.

Commission Notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Union competition law More information: C_2023_6789_1_EN_ACT_part1_v3

High Administrative Court rejects the claims of Massive Panels against the CCA decision in the case: CCA v Croatian forestry and woodland management company – Hrvatske šume

12.February.2024.

In its ruling of 10 January 2024, the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia (VUSRH) rejected the statement of claim of the undertaking Massive Panels d.o.o. and upheld the decision of the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) of 20 July 2023, making the decision of the CCA legally valid. In its ruling, the VUSRH […]

CCA opens infringement procedure against telecoms and Croatian Employers Association for alleged sharing of sensitive commercial information

07.February.2024.

Following the indications of alleged sharing of sensitive commercial information, on 28 December 2023 the CCA opened the infringement procedure against the undertakings Hrvatski Telekom d.d. (HT), A1 Hrvatska d.o.o. (A1), Telemach Hrvatska d.o.o. (Telemach) and the Croatian Employers Association (HUP) – Association for information and communications technology (ICT). In the course of the procedure […]

Report from the Commission to the council and the European parliament update on competition enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector (2018-2022)

30.January.2024.

This Report provides an overview of how the Commission and the national competition authorities of the EU Member States (‘European competition authorities’) have enforced EU antitrust and merger rules concerning medicines and certain other medical products in the period 2018-2022. It also reports on how EU competition law served to protect undertakings and consumers during the challenging period of the Covid-19 crisis. It is a follow-up to the […]

EUR 15,000 fine for ULTRA GROS for imposing unfair trading practices

25.January.2024.

The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) fined ULTRA GROS d.o.o. from Zagreb EUR 15,000 for the infringement of the Croatian Act on the prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act). The investigation showed that ULTRA GROS used its strong bargaining power and imposed unfair trading practices on its suppliers. The […]

Implementation of the UTPs Act: CCA opens proceeding against retailer Decentia

24.January.2024.

The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) opened an infringement proceeding within the meaning of the Act on prohibition of unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain (UTPs Act) with the view to identifying whether the buyer/seller – company Decentia d.o.o. used its strong bargaining power and imposed unfair trading practices on its suppliers of […]