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24.05.2017
Tender collusion on the towing services market - decision of the UOKiK
Tender collusion on the towing services market - decision of the UOKiK

The UOKiK issued a decision in which it concluded that suppliers of car towing and parking services based in the Opolskie province have engaged in tender collusion. ...>

24.05.2017
The president of the UOKiK receives a World Bank award for competition law advocacy
The president of the UOKiK receives a World Bank award for competition law advocacy

The President of the UOKiK, Mr Marek Niechcia│, received an award of the World Bank and the International Competition Network (ICN) ...>

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10.03.2017Playrooms - child safety Playrooms - child safety

Terms and conditions of use which did not provide for the liability of entrepreneurs for the safety of children as well as the presence of hazardous toys and other devices – these are the results of the recent playroom safety audit.  ...>

 
06.03.2017Laser pointers - safety audit results Laser pointers - safety audit results

The Trade Inspection Authority has performed a safety audit with respect to laser pointers. Nearly 46% of products were found to be in violation of the applicable provisions, mostly due to the absence of the required information in the user’s manual or due to improper labelling. Most of the manufacturers have managed to remedy the irregularities during the audit. ...>

 
22.02.2017Dietary supplements - activities of the Competition Authority Dietary supplements - activities of the Competition Authority

The advertisements for dietary supplements falsely suggest that the products in question have medicinal qualities and that they may serve as a remedy against numerous ailments. ...>

 
26.01.2017Raiffeisen Bank Poland - decision Raiffeisen Bank Poland - decision

Raiffeisen Bank Poland has infringed collective consumer interests by failing to take into account the negative LIBOR rate ...>

 
19.01.2017 The Office Of Competition And Consumer Protection initiates proceedings against Volkswagen Group Poland The Office Of Competition And Consumer Protection initiates proceedings against Volkswagen Group Poland

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection initiated proceedings against Volkswagen Group Poland ...>

 
05.01.2017 T-Mobile Poland - decision of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection T-Mobile Poland - decision of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

T-Mobile Poland has failed to obtain an express consent from its consumers for additional fees for the Listen as You Wait, Jukebox and Subscription services. ...>

 

 

10.04.2017Introducing the whistleblower programme Introducing the whistleblower programme

Got information on collusion? Now you can notify the UOKiK anonymously. The Competition Authority has launched a pilot programme designed to encourage whistleblowers to come forward. ...>

 
21.02.2017Control of concentration - a summary of year 2016 Control of concentration - a summary of year 2016

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection issued a total of 196 decisions pertaining to the control of concentration in 2016. All of the decisions in question allowed the contemplated transactions to proceed; in two cases, the consent was granted on a conditional basis. The greatest number of cases pertained to the real estate sector.  ...>

 
09.02.2017Contract amendment practices - banks under scrutiny of Competition Authority Contract amendment practices - banks under scrutiny of Competition Authority

How do banks change the terms and conditions of consumer contracts? Is it sufficient to notify the consumer of the proposed changes using the bank’s electronic banking system? ...>

 
29.12.2016Facebook: UOKiK proceedings Facebook: UOKiK proceedings

UOKiK has launched preliminary proceedings to examine whether Facebook Ireland’s policy on collection and sharing users’ data might be an infringement of consumer rights ...>