The facts of the case In the High Speed and Regional Rail Transport case , the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has decided to open an Article 102 TFEU enquiry against Trenitalia Spa (TI). In addition to being a high-speed (HS) train operator in competition with Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori Spa (NTV), TI also provides long-medium distance or intercity (IC) and regional rail services for passengers under a regime of legal monopoly. The Minister for Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility (MIMS) and regional authorities have awarded TI the contracts for the provision of IC and regional rail links, respectively. All these contracts have been directly awarded by the contracting authorities without a competitive tender procedure. The contracts also lay down public service obligations
The Italian Competition Authority starts an antitrust investigation against the incumbent operator for abuse of dominance in the markets for regional and intercity rail links (Trenitalia)
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