On 13 September 2007 the Lithuanian Competition Council adopted an infringement decision finding UAB Vilniaus Energija (VE) in breach of Article 9 of the Law on Competition (equivalent to Article 82 of the EC Treaty) for imposing unfair prices in a number of local markets for the lease of communication tunnels in Vilnius. VE was ordered to terminate the infringement and pay a fine of LTL 178,000 (approx. EUR 51,552). VE is an operator of the communications tunnels - underground constructions designed to accommodate engineering communications, such as heat and water supply networks, electricity and communications cables, - in the city of Vilnius. In 2002, VE was granted a right to lease the tunnels by their owner, the Vilnius city municipality, which remained responsible for setting the

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