The EU Commission launches market test on an energy company’s commitments relating to the Central and Eastern European gas markets (Gazprom)

On 13 March 2017, the European Commission launched a market test on commitments submitted by Gazprom aimed at addressing concerns over its alleged abuse of dominance on Central and Eastern European gas supply markets. In April 2015, the European Commission announced that it had sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that it was abusing its dominant position as the dominant gas supplier in eight Member States (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia). Gazprom holds shares “well above 50% and in some cases up to 100%” on these markets (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2015, No. 4).

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Tim Kasten, The EU Commission launches market test on an energy company’s commitments relating to the Central and Eastern European gas markets (Gazprom), 13 March 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2017, Art. N° 83651

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