The Latvian Competition Authority signs a settlement with a municipality and two waste management companies and fines them for committed competition distortions in the waste management market (Riga Municipality / Getliņi EKO / Tīrīga)

The CC concludes a settlement with Riga Municipality and SIA “GETLIŅI EKO” on the committed competition distortion in the waste management area in the so-called “Tīrīga case”* On 16 July, the Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) signed a settlement with Riga City Municipality and SIA “Getliņi EKO” in the dispute on the committed competition distortion – the planned monopolisation of the waste management market for a period of 20 years. This settlement states that henceforward the involved parties will not abuse their dominant position, and the municipality, after receiving an analysis from economists of the competition law, will acquaint the CC on the future plans of waste management organisation in Riga. Also, Riga Municipality will pay a fine of 500,000 euros, whereas SIA “Getliņi EKO” –

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Authority signs a settlement with a municipality and two waste management companies and fines them for committed competition distortions in the waste management market (Riga Municipality / Getliņi EKO / Tīrīga), 28 juillet 2021, e-Competitions November 2021 - II, Art. N° 103592

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