CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - CONSUMER - LEGITIMATE INTEREST

Anticompetitive practices - Consumer: The CFI rules that a final customer may have a legitimate interest in making a complaint in order to seek a declaration that Articles 81 EC and 82 EC have been infringed (Österreichische Postsparkasse)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Court of First Instance of the European Communities, 7 June 2006, Cases T-213/01 and T-214/01 Österreichische Postsparkasse AG and Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft AG v Commission Facts In 1997, the FPÖ (Austrian Political Party), a consumer of eight banks, requested the opening of an investigation procedure against them in order to establish an infringement of Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty. At the time of its request, the Commission had already initiated such a procedure on its own initiative. In 1999 and 2000, the Commission sent the banks two statements of objections. In the course of the administrative procedure, the FPÖ, arguing that it was a

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Didier Ferrier, Anticompetitive practices - Consumer: The CFI rules that a final customer may have a legitimate interest in making a complaint in order to seek a declaration that Articles 81 EC and 82 EC have been infringed (Österreichische Postsparkasse), 7 June 2006, Concurrences N° 3-2006, Art. N° 27357, www.concurrences.com

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