The European Commission fines Dutch brewers over € 273 M for a beer cartel (Heineken, Grolsch and Bavaria)

"Commission fines Dutch brewers over €273 million for a beer cartel"*I. Introduction On 18 April 2007, the Commission fined Dutch brewers Heineken, Grolsch and Bavaria a total of €273 783 000 for operating a cartel in the beer market in The Netherlands. The Commission’s decision names the Heineken group, Grolsch and Bavaria, together with the InBev group which also participated in the cartel. Between 1996 and 1999 at least, the four brewers held numerous unofficial meetings, during which they coordinated prices and price increases of beer in The Netherlands. InBev received no fines as they provided decisive information about the cartel under the Commission’s leniency

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Geerts Wils, The European Commission fines Dutch brewers over € 273 M for a beer cartel (Heineken, Grolsch and Bavaria), 18 April 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Rebates, Art. N° 35847

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