The EU Commission accepts the commitments proposed to end competition restrictions in Bulgaria’s wholesale electricity market (Bulgarian Energy Holding)

On December 10, 2015 the European Commission accepted the commitments proposed by Bulgarian Energy Holding [1] to open up the Bulgarian wholesale electricity market. The decision should lead to greater liberalization and transparency on the wholesale electricity market in Bulgaria, thus enhancing the creation of the European Energy Union [2]. Background of the case European Commission initiated formal proceedings in November 2012 pursuant to EU Regulation 1/2003 against Bulgarian Energy Holding for abusing its dominant market position in the wholesale electricity market in Bulgaria. BEH is a state-owned vertically-integrated energy company in Bulgaria. Main concerns of the Commission were for breaching EU competition law rules through imposing territorial restrictions on the

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Kameliya Naydenova, The EU Commission accepts the commitments proposed to end competition restrictions in Bulgaria’s wholesale electricity market (Bulgarian Energy Holding), 10 December 2015, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 77676

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