Region: Romania

E.ON subsidiary fined for self-preferencing in Romania

Romania’s Competition Council has fined an E.ON subsidiary €6.1 million for abusing its dominance in the natural gas distribution services market by refusing to grant rivals access to an essential database.

10 May 2021

Romania probes Samsung and key retailers for RPM

Romania’s Competition Council has raided the local Samsung subsidiary alongside the country’s top electronics retailers as it probes potential resale price maintenance agreements.

09 April 2021

Romania launches medical waste probe following sector study and raids

The Romanian Competition Council has begun investigating eight medical waste treatment and disposal companies over suspicions they divided the market and conspired to block new entrants.

19 March 2021

Romania sanctions wood processing cartel

Romania’s antitrust watchdog has fined 31 logging companies a total of €26.6 million for rigging bids to purchase wood plots from the country’s national forest authority.

25 January 2021

EU’s highest court warns of underenforcement due to limitation periods

National competition regimes that do not pause the statute of limitations while an antitrust authority conducts an investigation may present a “systemic risk” that anticompetitive conduct goes unpunished, the European Court of Justice has said.

22 January 2021

Romania sanctions information exchange cartel

The Romanian antitrust watchdog has fined a finance association and 16 of its members a total of €8.47 million for exchanging commercially sensitive information.

15 January 2021

Romania sanctions agricultural machinery cartel

Romania’s antitrust authority has fined a pair of machinery producers and seven distributors a combined €26.5 million for fixing prices of agricultural equipment sold to EU-funded projects.

13 January 2021

Romania fines online marketplace for self-preferencing

Romania's Competition Council has fined the operator of the country's leading online marketplace a total of €6.7 million for abusing its dominance by displaying its own products more favourably than competing sellers on its platform.

05 January 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Romania’s Competition Council has built a well-earned reputation as a strong regional enforcer, so it’s no surprise that the country’s leading antitrust practices are working on several behavioural matters.

11 December 2020

Romania fines GSK for breaching commitments

Romania’s Competition Council has fined GlaxoSmithKline €2.4 million for failing to comply with commitments it imposed in 2017, which required the pharmaceutical company to continue supplying three asthma drugs nationally.

26 August 2020

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