The Greek Competition Authority unanimously fines a professional association of Crete for price-fixing (Association of Dental Technicians)

I. Introduction On September 24, 2014 the Hellenic Competition Commission (hereinafter: HCC) unanimously decided that the Association of Dental Technicians of Crete (hereinafter: the Association) was guilty of price fixing and had thus violated Art. 1 L. 703/1977 and L. 3959/2011 (the national equivalent of Art. 1 TFEU). The fine imposed was the maximum permitted by Law (10% of the Association’s total turnover for the last year), however it only amounted to 218 Euros. II. Facts In 2007, the HCC received a complaint against the Association, pursuant to which the latter sent a price list of “indicative prices” for technical dental services to its main customers (i.e. the Cretan dentists), following a decision of its General Meeting. The complainants, who were dentists themselves, noted

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Lia Vitzilaiou, The Greek Competition Authority unanimously fines a professional association of Crete for price-fixing (Association of Dental Technicians), 24 September 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2014, Art. N° 74679

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