The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court rules on the abuse of dominant position committed by the bus terminal administration in setting the service charges paid by the bus operators (Avtobusni prevozi)

In 2007 bus operator Planeta Trans o.o.d. (Planeta Trans) complained to the Bulgarian Competition Authority (CPC) [1] that Avtobusni prevozi a.d. (Avtobusni prevozi), a bus terminal authority in the city of Pleven abused its dominant position by imposing unfair prices and trading conditions, as well as discriminating among its customers. Planeta Trans demonstrated that Avtobusni prevozi had an exclusive right to sell the bus tickets on behalf of all bus operators using the bus terminal in Pleven and retained 10% of the ticket price as service charge. CPC also established that Avtobusni prevozi imposed higher service charges on long-route operators than on short- route operators. Competition authority held that there was no economic justification for the

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court rules on the abuse of dominant position committed by the bus terminal administration in setting the service charges paid by the bus operators (Avtobusni prevozi), 12 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 29685

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