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12.02.2016
UOKiK issues decision in bid rigging case
UOKiK issues decision in bid rigging case

The competition Authority has issued a decision finding two bread delivery companies engaged in bid rigging, influencing the outcome of a tender for the supply of bread eight times since 2013. ...>

11.02.2016
Second phase of PKP Cargo concentration proceeding
Second phase of PKP Cargo concentration proceeding

Deeming further market research necessary, UOKiK has extended by four months its investigation of PKP CARGO’s proposed acquisition of Orlen KolTrans and certain   Euronaft Trzebinia assets ...>

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03.11.2015UOKiK concludes proceedings in the hotel online booking case UOKiK concludes proceedings in the hotel online booking case

Four owners of online accommodation booking platforms (OTA): Hotel Reservation Service, Expedia Lodging Partner, Booking.com and eTravel voluntarily abandoned the use of MFN clauses, which limited competition in the hotel online booking sector.

 
21.10.2015Volkswagen case - UOKiK opens preliminary proceeding Volkswagen case - UOKiK opens preliminary proceeding

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has opened preliminary proceedings into Volkswagen’s use of gauges that misrepresent exhaust fumes levels in some of it cars. 

 
24.07.2015Poland's consumer rights act after the first six months Poland's consumer rights act after the first six months

Six months have passed since Poland’s consumer rights act and amendments to the civil code entered into force. 

 
21.05.2015Poland's competition Authority completes analysis of retail pharmaceutical market Poland's competition Authority completes analysis of retail pharmaceutical market

UOKiK completes its sector inquiry into the retail pharmaceutical market, including the scope of state intervention in business operations on the market.

 
02.10.2015PGNiG, Poland's leading gas supplier, fined for failing to fully comply with a commitment decision PGNiG, Poland's leading gas supplier, fined for failing to fully comply with a commitment decision

UOKiK has fined Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), a leading Polish oil and gas company, EUR 2.45 mln for failing to comply with a part of the commitment decision it had accepted in December 2013

 
24.09.2015Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy - A Collection of Essays Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy - A Collection of Essays

UOKiK presents its publication on competition protection entitled “Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy – A Collection of Essays", which was part of the 2014 project UOKiK carried out within the Polish Aid program to actively support the newly established Georgian Competition Agency in a far-reaching reform of competition law and policy in Georgia. The document may be downloaded from UOKiK's website.

 
22.09.2015Poland's Council of Ministers adopts the competition and consumer protection policy Poland's Council of Ministers adopts the competition and consumer protection policy

Founded on the belief that consumers benefit from a healthy competitive environment, the government’s policy seeks to improve the system of competition and consumer protection, hones the methods of uncovering cartels and fights the infringement of consumer rights.

 
04.09.2015Poland's parliament adopts new law that strengthes consumer protection Poland's parliament adopts new law that strengthes consumer protection

On September 4, Poland’s parliament adopted an amendment to the competition and consumer protection act, which makes it easier to eliminate miss-selling of financial products and other consumer abuses and introduces new system of eliminating abusive clauses in consumer contracts.

 
21.08.2015UOKiK extends proceedings in two acquisition control cases UOKiK extends proceedings in two acquisition control cases

Citing the need to conduct more in-depth research on the cloud computing and rolling stock markets, the competition Authority will use the full four months at its disposal to reach a decision on two acquisition applications.

 
11.08.2015UOKiK issuing faster merger and acquisition control decisions UOKiK issuing faster merger and acquisition control  decisions

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has issued 100 merger and acquisition control decisions since the amended competition and consumer protection act came into force on January 18. The Authority now concludes proceedings on average in as few as 27 days — down from 67 for the same period last year.