CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE – EUROPEAN UNION – POWERS OF THE COMMISSION – FINDING OF A PAST INFRINGEMENT – LEGITIMATE INTEREST

Legitimate interest: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the European Commission does not have to prove a legitimate interest in finding a past infringement when it intends to impose a fine or order the cessation of the infringement (Orange Polska)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In this case, the Commission found that the applicant held a dominant position on several markets and considered that it had abused its dominant position on certain wholesale markets, with the aim of protecting its position on the retail market by developing a strategy to limit competition at all stages of the process of accessing its network. From a procedural point of view, this case is noteworthy since the infringement had ended more than six months before the notification of the Statement

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Alexandre Lacresse, Legitimate interest: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the European Commission does not have to prove a legitimate interest in finding a past infringement when it intends to impose a fine or order the cessation of the infringement (Orange Polska), 25 July 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88229, pp. 168-169

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