The Swedish Supreme Court asks for the EU Commission’s opinion on the definition of the relevant market concerning alleged excessive prices for port services (Port of Ystad)

On 18 October 2006 the European Commission (the “Commission”) received a request from the Swedish Supreme Court (the “Court”) regarding the definition of the relevant market in a case concerning the application of Article 82 EC. The case before the Court concerns inter alia whether or not the Port of Ystad has abused its dominant position infringing Article 19 § of the Swedish Competition Act and Article 82 EC. In 1999, BornholmsTrafikken A/S (“Bornholm”) and Ystad Hamn Logistik AB (“Ystad hamn”) entered into an investment agreement regarding the Port of Ystad and the ferry route Ystad - Bornholm. Bornholms Trafikken is a Danish state-owned company that operates ferry services to and from the Danish island Bornholm on the route Bornholm (Denmark) - Ystad (Sweden). The Danish state brought

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Fredrik Lindblom, The Swedish Supreme Court asks for the EU Commission’s opinion on the definition of the relevant market concerning alleged excessive prices for port services (Port of Ystad), 1 March 2007, e-Competitions March 2007, Art. N° 13747

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