The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the decision of the competition authority establishing the existence of a cartel on the market for poultry meat and eggs (Bulgarian Poultry Breeders Union)

On 15 September 2010 the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) [1] upheld the decision [2] of the Bulgarian Competition Authority (CPC) [3] establishing that the members of the Bulgarian Poultry Breeders Union (SPB) [4] have infringed the national equivalent of Article 101 TFEU by coordinating prices for poultry meat and eggs through exchanges of commercially sensitive information. Fines imposed by the CPC ranged between BGN 5,000 and 30,000 (approx. € 2,550 to 15,340). Following its Methodology for setting the fines [5], the CPC divided the SPB members into three groups, thus distinguishing the role of the undertakings in the specified anticompetitive agreement: (1) members of the SPB Board which

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the decision of the competition authority establishing the existence of a cartel on the market for poultry meat and eggs (Bulgarian Poultry Breeders Union), 15 September 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Exchange of information in associations of undertakings, Art. N° 32777

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