Region: Russian Federation

Russia fines Google €32.6 million over “opaque” YouTube terms

Russia’s competition watchdog has fined Google €32.6 million for abusing its dominance in the market for video hosting services by using “opaque” terms and conditions to arbitrarily suspend and block YouTube accounts.

27 July 2022

Russia readies antitrust fine against Apple for anti-steering provisions

Russia’s antitrust watchdog plans to hit Apple with a turnover-based fine after concluding that the company’s anti-steering clause in contracts with developers constitutes an abuse of dominance.

20 July 2022

ICN suspends Russian competition agency

The International Competition Network has suspended Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service from participating in all its upcoming events, after antitrust authorities in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands urged it to take action following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

03 March 2022

Dutch enforcer joins petition to suspend Russian competition agency from ICN

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has joined antitrust agencies in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in urging the International Competition Network to suspend Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service from participating in all of its upcoming events.

02 March 2022

Baltic enforcers urge ICN to suspend Russian competition agency

The heads of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian competition agencies have called on the International Competition Network to suspend Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service over the country’s “unacceptable” and “outrageous” invasion of Ukraine.

25 February 2022

Russia probes major telecoms provider for excessive pricing

Russia’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether one of the country’s leading telecommunications companies unlawfully increased the price of its services for 28 million customers, three months after one of its rivals was fined for the same conduct.

22 February 2022

Russia to fine Google over YouTube terms

Russia’s antitrust watchdog has found that Google abused its dominance in the market for video hosting services by arbitrarily suspending and blocking accounts under opaque rules on its YouTube platform.

11 February 2022

Yandex settles Russian abuse probe

Yandex has agreed a settlement with Russia's competition enforcer, bringing an end to the authority’s abuse of dominance probe into the online search provider for self-preferencing its own services.

20 January 2022

Russia

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10 December 2021

Russia

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