*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. GCEU, 5 October 2011, Romana Tabacchi v. Commission, case T-11/06, "Raw Tobacco - Italy". On 5 October 2011, the Court of First Instance delivered a judgment in which it, on the one hand, accepted in part the arguments relating to the findings as to the participation of Romana Tabacchi in the infringement and, on the other hand, reduced very substantially the amount of the fine imposed on her. By way of a reminder, in Commission Decision C(2005) 4012 final of 20 October 2005 (Case COM/C.38.281/B2 - Raw Tobacco - Italy), the Commission fixed the amount of the fine imposed on the applicant following the application of mitigating circumstances at EUR 8.75
CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – ARTICLE 101 TFEU – ITALIAN MARKET FOR THE PURCHASE AND FIRST PROCESSING OF RAW TOBACCO – DURATION OF THE PARTICIPATION TO THE INFRINGEMENT – EQUAL TREATMENT PRINCIPLE – FINES – PROPORTIONALITY PRINCIPLE
Duration of the participation to the infringement: The General Court substantially reduces the fine on the basis of the proportionality principle (Romana Tabacchi)
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