November 1992

Anticompetitive practices

The EU Commission adopts a decision to encourage sale of railway tickets by travel agencies (International Union of Railways)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission has adopted a decision against the International Union of Railways for infringement of the provisions of Article 85 of the EEC Treaty. The UIC is a worldwide association of railway companies through which its members cooperate at a technical and commercial (...)

The Paris Court of Appeal confirms fines against the chairman of a company for having imposed a minimum resale price of a product (Herpin)
Verisure Securitas Direct (Paris)
Description of the impugned case Before the criminal court, an action was introduced in order to condemn the resale price maintenance imposed by a supplier to its clients. Indeed, the investigation showed that the supplier indicated in its general commercials conditions a minimum resale price (...)

The EU Court of First Instance partially annuls a Commission’s decision finding that an agreement in the electricity sector infringes competition law (Rendo)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case T-16/91 Rendo NV and Others v Commission of the European Communities* 1. An application for annulment brought by the originator of a complaint under Regulation No 17 against a Commission decision deferring examination of the national legislation under cover of which the anti-competitive (...)

The EU Commission decides that the distribution of tickets for the 1990 Football world Cup to travel agencies infringed competition (FIGC / FIFA / 90 TOUR ITALIA)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission decides that the distribution of tickets for the 1990 Football world Cup to travel agencies infringed article 85(1)of the treaty* On the basis of a complaint made by a travel agency the Commission examined the general distribution system for tickets and package tours (...)

Unilateral Practices

The EU Court of Justice annuls the provisions of Directive 90/388 as the Commission fails to define specifically the type of rights concerned and why they are incompatible with the Treaty (Kingdom of Spain)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Joined Cases C-271/90, C-281/90 and C-289/90 Kingdom of Spain and Others v Commission of the European Communities* 1. The supervisory power conferred on the Commission by Article 90(3) of the Treaty includes the possibility of specifying the obligations of the Member States. The extent of (...)

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