The Latvian Competition Authority fines the sole supplier of natural gas for refusal to conclude contracts (Latvijas Gāze)

The Competition Council sets to change the practice of debt collection of AS "Latvijas Gāze"* AS "Latvijas Gāze" as the only natural gas supplier in Latvia has abused its dominant position in the market by refusing to conclude natural gas vendor contracts with new clients before debts accumulated by previous clients were paid, stated the Competition Council (CC). In order to restore the conditions of fair competition, the CC imposed AS „Latvijas Gāze” remedies to cease the violation and a fine at the amount of 2 229 896.24 €. The decision of the CC can be appealed in the court, however, AS “Latvijas Gāze” has to cease the established infringement upon obtaining the

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Authority fines the sole supplier of natural gas for refusal to conclude contracts (Latvijas Gāze), 10 February 2014, e-Competitions February 2014, Art. N° 63544

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