ALERTS: PROCEDURES - EUROPEAN UNION - POLAND - ANNULMENT - RIGHTS OF DEFENCE - RULE OF LAW

Rights of defence : The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision concerning a Polish state-controlled company in the market for rail freight services in Poland, ruling that the European Commission must ensure that the rights of the complainant are safeguarded by the national competition authority and the national courts of appeal (Sped-Pro)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On February 9, 2022, the General Court of the European Union issued an important judgment in case T-791/19 (Sped-Pro S.A. v. European Commission). Sped-Pro S.A., a Polish company active in parcel shipping, the Polish-registered company filed a complaint with the Commission in 2016 against PKP Cargo S.A., a Polish state-controlled company, for allegedly abusing its dominant position on the market for rail freight services in Poland, in essence, by refusing to enter into a multi-year cooperation contract with it on market terms. By decision dated August 12, 2019 (available only in Polish) the Commission rejected the complaint, arguing that the Polish

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Alain Ronzano, Rights of defence : The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision concerning a Polish state-controlled company in the market for rail freight services in Poland, ruling that the European Commission must ensure that the rights of the complainant are safeguarded by the national competition authority and the national courts of appeal (Sped-Pro), 9 February 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 105141, www.concurrences.com

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