*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 14 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment on in Case C-177/16 (Biedrība " Autortiesību un komunicēšanās konsultāciju aģentūra - Latvijas Autoru apvienība " v Konkurences padome). It specifies the methodology and criteria to be applied by the competition authorities to determine the reference price in the presence of excessive pricing by a legal monopoly. The case follows a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Latvian Supreme Court concerning an unfair pricing practice by the music collecting society, which, having a statutory monopoly, grants licences for the public performance of musical works in shops and
ALERT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - UNFAIR PRICES - MONOPOLY - FINE - REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY RULING
Request for a preliminary ruling: The Court of justice of the European Union clarifies the assessment criteria for reference prices in cases of unfair prices by an organisation that holds a monopoly (Autortiesību un komunicēšanās konsultāciju aģentūra)
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