The Czech Competition Authority maintains that the refusal of access by a bus station operator to a non-essential facility may amount to an abuse of dominant position (CSAD Liberec)

On 16 May, 2006, deciding on appeal lodged against a first-instance decision, the President of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition has upheld the conclusion according to which CSAD Liberec (“CSAD”), the operator of the bus station in the Czech city of Liberec and of different bus lines running from/to that city, had abused of its dominant position on the market of provision of services to bus line operators in Liberec by refusing access to its bus station to a competing bus carrier, Student Agency (“SA”). The President's decision is related to events which occurred during the first half of 2005. SA intended to launch a bus line connecting Prague to Liberec, starting in February of that year. It therefore contacted CSAD in order to negotiate access for its buses to the

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  • Czech Ministry of Justice (Prague)

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Jan Převrátil, The Czech Competition Authority maintains that the refusal of access by a bus station operator to a non-essential facility may amount to an abuse of dominant position (CSAD Liberec), 16 mai 2006, e-Competitions May 2006, Art. N° 1129

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