The EU General Court confirms the existence of a cartel in the EU district heating market and establishes that the Commission has no obligation to inform parties on a new method to calculate the amount of fines (HFB / Brugg / Løgstør / Ke Kelit / Dansk Rørindustri / LR AF / Sigma / ABB Asea)

THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE CONFIRMS THE EXISTENCE OF A CARTEL IN THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT HEATING MARKET.* The fines imposed by the European Commission are generally upheld by the Court of First Instance, the total amount being EUR 83,410,000. However, the fines imposed on two undertakings have been reduced, in particular the fine of EUR 70,000,000 imposed on ABB Asea Brown, which has been reduced to EUR 65,000,000 to reflect its cooperation with the European Commission. District heating pipes form a significant trade between Member States, the largest national markets in terms of consumption

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General Court of the European Union, The EU General Court confirms the existence of a cartel in the EU district heating market and establishes that the Commission has no obligation to inform parties on a new method to calculate the amount of fines (HFB / Brugg / Løgstør / Ke Kelit / Dansk Rørindustri / LR AF / Sigma / ABB Asea), 20 mars 2002, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 93905

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