Friday, January 23, 2009

Slovakia: Slovak Telekom raided by EU inspectors over antitrust concerns

The European Commission said yesterday that its inspectors had carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of Slovak Telekom, the incumbent telecom operator in the country.

The European Union (EU)'s antitrust watchdog said in a statement that it had reason to believe that the company concerned may have infringed EU rules on abuse of a dominant market position.

"The suspected conduct may include refusal to supply, margin squeeze and tying, possibly as part of an overall strategy to exclude competitors from the market," it said.

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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