The EU General Court finds that the Commission did not exceed its investigative powers and so confirms the decision sanctioning cartels in the Greece-Italy shipping sector (Minoan / Marlines / Ventouris / Adriatica / Strintzis)

THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE CONFIRMS THE SUBSTANCE OF THE COMMISSION'S DECISION SANCTIONING ANTI-COMPETITIVE CARTELS IN THE GREECE-ITALY SHIPPING SECTOR* Fines imposed on Ventouris Group Enterprises SA and Adriatica di Navigazione SpA alone were reduced on the ground that the Commission's assessment of the gravity and duration of their infringements was incorrect. In 1992, following a complaint made by a passenger that prices on the various ferries operating crossings between Greece and Italy were very similar, the Commission opened an investigation into the activities of a number of

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General Court of the European Union, The EU General Court finds that the Commission did not exceed its investigative powers and so confirms the decision sanctioning cartels in the Greece-Italy shipping sector (Minoan / Marlines / Ventouris / Adriatica / Strintzis), 11 December 2003, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 93808

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