The Hungarian competition authority fines EUR 10.500 the journalist association for recommended prices on the basis of both Art. 81 EC and equivalent national provision (Magyar Újságírók Szövetsége)

The Hungarian competition authority, the Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (further on: GVH) initiated an investigation against the Hungarian association of journalists, the Magyar Újságírók Országos Szövetsége (further on: MUOSZ) on the basis of s11 of the Hungarian competition act and art. 81 EC because it has published a list of recommended minimum prices, called ‘Royalty table'. The association is a typical interest representation body to facilitate the interests of its members and the profession. It has about 5200 members. In 2000 the main decision-making body elected a Committee of Interest Representation and set it the task to prepare recommendations for the profession, especially for the conditions and terms of their employment. The committee prepared a ‘Royalty table', circulated it and

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Pal Szilagyi, The Hungarian competition authority fines EUR 10.500 the journalist association for recommended prices on the basis of both Art. 81 EC and equivalent national provision (Magyar Újságírók Szövetsége), 2 December 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 23365

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