The Maltese Competition Authority takes interim measures in order to suspend restrictive practices in the transmission and retransmission of leading sport events sector (Melita Cable)

In terms of Article 15 of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA'), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director') requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission') to take interim measures in order to suspend a restrictive practice allegedly practised by Melita Cable plc(telecommunications service provider). The law specifically restricts the taking of such extraordinary measures to circumstances in which they are strictly necessary ‘to avoid a situation likely to cause serious, immediate and irreparable prejudice to the interests of any undertaking, and to harm the general economic interest'. The law requires such Director's request to ‘be accompanied by a reasoned

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Phyllis Aquilina, The Maltese Competition Authority takes interim measures in order to suspend restrictive practices in the transmission and retransmission of leading sport events sector (Melita Cable), 19 May 2006, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 15380

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