ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EUROPEAN UNION - LITHUANIA - RAIL TRANSPORT - ESSENTIAL FACILITY - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - COMPETENCE - FINES

Essential facility: The General Court of the European Union confirms the decision of the European Commission finding an abuse of a dominant position by the Lithuanian incumbent railway operator, but, exercising its full competence, reduces the fine imposed by 28% (Lietuvos geležinkeliai)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 18 November 2020, the Court of First Instance of the European Union delivered a judgment in Case T-814/17 (Lietuvos geležinkeliai v Commission).. The case follows the action for annulment of the decision of 2 October 2017.The Commission imposed a fine of EUR 27 873 000 on Lietuvos geležinkeliai (LG), the Lithuanian incumbent railway operator, for abuse of a dominant position. Vertically integrated, LG thus manages both rail infrastructure and rail transport. Following a commercial dispute with LG, the Polish oil company Orlen, taking advantage of the liberalisation of the EU rail freight market in 2007, decided to use the services of another rail

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Alain Ronzano, Essential facility: The General Court of the European Union confirms the decision of the European Commission finding an abuse of a dominant position by the Lithuanian incumbent railway operator, but, exercising its full competence, reduces the fine imposed by 28% (Lietuvos geležinkeliai), 18 November 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97996, www.concurrences.com

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