Region: Romania

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

Orange sued in rare Romanian competition damages claim

A defunct mobile marketing company has filed a €17 million standalone damages claim against Orange Romania for allegedly restricting its access to the mobile network market.

06 May 2020

EU secures commitments from Romanian gas supplier

Romania’s state-owned gas supplier, Transgaz, has agreed to supply other EU member states with a minimum quantity of natural gas to resolve a European Commission antitrust probe.

06 March 2020

Roche fined for hindering entry of generic cancer drugs

Romania’s Competition Council has fined F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s local subsidiary €12.8 million for abusing its dominance in multiple cancer treatment markets, but the drugmaker has accused the enforcer of acting in bad faith and ignoring evidence of its innocence.

24 January 2020


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06 November 2019

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.

12 July 2019

Romanian enforcer suggests restricting fuel price increases

In an attempt to prevent parallel pricing tactics, Romania’s competition authority has urged the country’s parliament to ban fuel stations from raising their prices outside of set times.

10 July 2019

Food retailers slapped with fines in Romania

Romania’s Competition Council has fined three retail food chains and four of their suppliers a total of €18.8 million for fixing prices during promotional campaigns.

31 January 2019

Romania fines Orange for abuse of dominance

Romania’s competition authority has fined telecoms giant Orange €13.9 million for restricting a commercial text message integrator’s access to its mobile network.

09 January 2019

EU takes Vodafone/Liberty Global to Phase II

The European Commission is investigating Vodafone’s €18.4 billion buyout of Liberty Global in depth amid concerns the tie-up could lead to reduced competition in Germany and the Czech Republic.

13 December 2018

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