Organisation: Office for the Protection of Competition (Czech Republic)

Czech enforcer issues first merger block in 18 years

The Czech Republic’s Office for the Protection of Competition has issued its first merger prohibition since 2005, concluding Czech Post’s takeover of a rival would give the state-owned company a dominant position in several markets.

13 June 2023

Czech Republic penalises more RPM agreements

The Czech Republic’s antitrust enforcer has fined a local distributor €1.26 million for pressuring its retail network to increase the prices at which they sold various consumer electronics, as the agency continues a widespread crackdown on resale price maintenance.

17 May 2023

Czech lawmakers look to allow police wiretaps as cartel evidence

Czech lawmakers have provisionally empowered the national antitrust watchdog to use the contents of police wiretaps as evidence in cartel investigations, as part of the country’s wider transposition of the ECN+ Directive into national law.

09 May 2023

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