The EU General Court states that the EU Commission is entitled to request a party to provide pre-accession information for the purpose of evaluating an alleged abuse of dominant position in the telecom sector (Slovak Telekom)

Factual background On 22 March 2012, the General Court dismissed the actions brought by Slovak Telekom a.s. (“ST”) against the European Commission (the “Commission”) in joined cases T-458/09 and T-171/10 and upheld the Commission’s decisions C(2009) 6840 of 3 September 2009 (the “Decision I”) and C(2010) 902 of 8 February 2010 (the “Decision II”) (together the “Decisions”). By the Decisions, Commission obliged ST to provide particular information concerning its business activities, including its activities before the accession of Slovakia to the European Union and stated that ST will be fined if it does not comply with the Decisions. ST subsequently applied to the General Court to have the Decisions set aside. Summary of the Decisions and Judgments ST is a company incorporated on 1 April 1999

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Zuzana Hodonova, Martin Pavlus, The EU General Court states that the EU Commission is entitled to request a party to provide pre-accession information for the purpose of evaluating an alleged abuse of dominant position in the telecom sector (Slovak Telekom), 23 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 45543

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