The Croatian Competition Authority refuses to revise its two-year old conditional clearance of the merger of two petroleum companies (MOL / INA)

On 19 July 2011 the Croatian Competition Authority (AZTN) [1] refused to revise its conditional clearance of MOL/INA concentration whereby the Hungarian petroleum company acquired the controlling interest in the Croatia's national petroleum company. The revision of the initial clearance was requested by several members of INA's Supervisory Board, who argued inter alia that the required divestitures did not alleviate the anti-competitive concerns. In its individual merger decision [2] of 9 June 2009 the AZTN addressed a number of anti-competitive concerns in relation to the retail distribution of the fuels through the network of own retail locations (petrol stations). INA operated a network of 435 petrol stations (55%), while MOL was present on that market through

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Croatian Competition Authority refuses to revise its two-year old conditional clearance of the merger of two petroleum companies (MOL / INA), 19 July 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Mergers, Art. N° 38339

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