The Latvian Competition Authority sanctions a local municipality for abusing its dominant position in the organization of waste management (Jelgava Municipality)

The CC punishes Jelgava’s Municipality for the abuse of a dominant position in the organization of waste management* On July 22, the Competition Council (CC) decided to punish Jelgava’s Municipality for abuse of a dominant position related to the municipality's actions, unreasonably and inconsistently with the regulatory framework granting its capital company Ltd. “Jelgavas komunālie pakalpojumi” the right to operate in the waste collection and transportation market in the administrative territory of Jelgava city. As a result, the market was closed for competition for more than seven years. The CC fined Jelgava’s Municipality a fine of 51,123 euros for the implemented competition violation. Jelgava’s Municipality is obliged to organize the

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Authority sanctions a local municipality for abusing its dominant position in the organization of waste management (Jelgava Municipality), 3 August 2021, e-Competitions August 2021, Art. N° 102109

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