The Slovenian Supreme Court upholds the Competition Authority’s prohibition decision finding an abuse of dominant position in the market for TV advertising (Pro Plus)

In PRO PLUS case, the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (hereinafter referred to as the CPA) adopted a prohibition decision in April 2013 (Case 306-90/2009), finding that PRO PLUS, i.e. Produkcija Plus, a leading broadcasting and internet media company in Slovenia, which is part of the multinational enterprise CME, abused its dominant position in the market for TV advertising through exclusivity clauses and conditional loyalty rebates. The decision was upheld by the Supreme Court in December 2013 (case G 7/2009). Following the final decision in the administrative proceedings, the CPA held a separate minor offences proceedings and issued a minor offence decision in July 2014 imposing PRO PLUS a fine for the abuse of dominant position of nearly 5 million EUR. PRO PLUS lodged a

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Andrej Fatur, The Slovenian Supreme Court upholds the Competition Authority’s prohibition decision finding an abuse of dominant position in the market for TV advertising (Pro Plus), 3 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 71303

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