The EU Commission fines a company specialized in the waste management for abuse of dominance (ARA)

Antitrust: Commission fines ARA €6 million for hindering competition on Austrian waste management market* The Commission has fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) €6 million for blocking competitors from entering the Austrian market for management of household packaging waste from 2008 to 2012, in breach of EU antitrust rules. The fine was reduced by 30% due to ARA's cooperation with the Commission. Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner in charge of competition policy said: “The waste management sector is an important part of the circular economy. Effective competition is vital for making recycling affordable for consumers. ARA was preventing competitors

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines a company specialized in the waste management for abuse of dominance (ARA), 20 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81334

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