CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EUROPEAN UNION – REFUSAL OF ACCESS – MARGIN SQUEEZE – LIABILITY OF PARENT COMPANY

Refusal of access: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the decision of the European Commission relating to anticompetitive practices on the Slovakian telecommunications market (Deutsche Telekom ; Slovak Telekom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The General Court of the European Union ('the General Court'), by two judgments delivered on 13 December 2018, partially annulled Decision C(2014) 7465 of the European Commission ('the Commission') of 15 October 2014 which had jointly fined Slovak Telekom, the incumbent telecommunications operator in Slovakia, and its parent company Deutsche Telekom EUR 38.838 million, and the latter EUR 31.070 million as an additional fine in view of its recidivism and the size of its turnover. The Commission criticised Slovak Telecom for having implemented, between 12 August 2005 and 31 December 2010, practices of refusing to provide unbundled access to its

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Laurent Binet, Refusal of access: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the decision of the European Commission relating to anticompetitive practices on the Slovakian telecommunications market (Deutsche Telekom ; Slovak Telekom), 13 December 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89028, p. 88

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