ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EUROPEAN UNION - SLOVAKIA - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - ACCESS TO FACILITIES - DOMINANT POSITION - SINGLE AND CONTINUOUS INFRINGEMENT

Access to facilities: Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to confine the Bronner judgment to the refusal of access to an opposing facility by an undertaking in a dominant position and to reject the concept of ’implied refusal of access’ (Deutsche Telekom, Slovak Telekom )

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 9 September 2020, Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe delivered his Opinion. in Cases C-152/19 (Deutsche Telekom AG v European Commission) and C-165/19 (Slovak Telekom a.s. v European Commission). As the incumbent and leading telecoms operator in Slovakia, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, through a stake of more than 50% in its capital, since the opening to competition in the early 2000s, Slovak Telekom has had to grant alternative operators unbundled access to the local loop and related services on transparent, fair and non-discriminatory terms. By decision of 15 October 2014the European Commission has fined the company formed by Slovak Telekom

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Alain Ronzano, Access to facilities: Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to confine the Bronner judgment to the refusal of access to an opposing facility by an undertaking in a dominant position and to reject the concept of ’implied refusal of access’ (Deutsche Telekom, Slovak Telekom ), 9 September 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96691, www.concurrences.com

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