*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 25 October 2005, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities European Communities has rejected the application for annulment of Decision 2003/569/EC Commission, of 5 December 2001 - Case IV/37.614/F3 PO/Interbrew and Alken-Maes - introduced by the group Danone. On the other hand, it partially granted the request of reduction of the fine of EUR 44.043 million imposed on the applicant by the Commission. Interbrew and Alken-Maes, at the time of the events, were at the origin of the dispute. subsidiary of the Danone SA group, respectively number one and number two on the market. the Belgian beer market, have been sanctioned for having
CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - CARTEL - FINE CALCULATION
Fine calculation: The General Court essentially confirms the Commission decision sanctioning a cartel on the Belgian beer market, but slightly reduced the penalty imposed on one of the companies (Danone)
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