The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms that a failure to timely notify the suspension of public road transportation services amounts to an abuse of a dominant position under Czech law (DPÚK)

By a judgement rendered on 26 June 2013, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic dismissed an appeal by Dopravní podnik Ústeckého kraje (DPUK), a bus line operator, against a lower-tier court judgement relating to an abusive suspension of public road transportation services. The antecedents of the case go back to 2003. In December of that year, the Regional Authority of the Ústecký kraj, a region in Northern Bohemia, entered into an agreement with DPUK related to the provision of public bus transportation services. The agreement provided for DPUK ensuring more than 2,000 bus connections, representing about 75 % of all bus traffic in the region, under a public service obligation, with the Regional Authority compensating the loss incurred. At the end of 2005, a disagreement

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  • Czech Ministry of Justice (Prague)

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Jan Převrátil, The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms that a failure to timely notify the suspension of public road transportation services amounts to an abuse of a dominant position under Czech law (DPÚK), 26 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 54812

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