The Luxembourg Competition Authority imposes fines and daily penalties on flooring firms for not communicating concrete information to the Competition Inspectorate (House of justice)

Facts of the case 1. In Luxembourg, Article 6(2) of the Competition Act (loi du 17 mai 2004 relative à la concurrence) entrusts the Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence), an independent administrative body, with the public enforcement of Articles 3 to 5 prohibiting cartels and abuses of dominant position on the Luxembourg market and of the corresponding EC provisions in Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty. Cases are brought before the Competition Council either by interested parties or by the Competition Inspectorate (Inspection de la Concurrence) [1]. The latter is a department within the Ministry of Economic Affairs that receives competition law related complaints, establishes and investigates infringements related to the provisions referred to above [2]. In order to carry

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