The Belgian College of Competition Prosecutors classifies a case on abuse of dominant position on the grounds of lack of priority and lack of resources for the first time (Codenet / Colt Telecom / Versatel and WorldCom / Belgacom)

The decision of the College of Competition Prosecutors - the investigating authority of the Belgian Competition Council [1] - is of importance insofar as it has for the first time in Belgium closed an investigation on the grounds of a lack of priority and a lack of resources [2]. In 2009, the Belgian competition law [3] was amended by Articles 142 to 156 of the Law of 6 May 2009 on miscellaneous provisions [4]. Article 45 paragraph 2 of the Belgian competition law now empowers the College to classify a complaint or request on such grounds [5]. The facts of the case are as follows: in October 2000, Belgacom - the Belgian incumbent

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Evi Mattioli, The Belgian College of Competition Prosecutors classifies a case on abuse of dominant position on the grounds of lack of priority and lack of resources for the first time (Codenet / Colt Telecom / Versatel and WorldCom / Belgacom), 18 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 30193

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