The Lithuanian Competition Authority holds that a municipality privileged its established undertaking and restricted competition in the taxi services in the city of Vilnius (Vilnius veza)

On 22 October 2014 the Competition Council adopted the decision, in which it held that the council of the municipality of Vilnius infringed Article 4(1) and Article 4(2) of the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania by the decisions and the acts, which were related to the provision of taxi services in the city of Vilnius. The Competition Council first of all pointed out that the carriage of passengers by taxi cars is an economic activity which is regulated, organized and monitored by municipalities. On 2 April 2012 the council of the municipality of Vilnius, together with UAB “Vilniaus viešasis transportas” (UAB “Vilnius public transport”), concluded the grounding contract and thereby established the public undertaking “Vilnius veža” (“Vilnius drives”) (hereinafter: “Vilnius veža”),

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Gintarė Surblytė, The Lithuanian Competition Authority holds that a municipality privileged its established undertaking and restricted competition in the taxi services in the city of Vilnius (Vilnius veza), 22 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2014, Art. N° 77178

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