Slovak Republic/EU, 2007

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Governed by: EU law: Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty Establishing the European Communities (Rome Treaty), Regulation 1/2003 of 16 December 2002[1] and Slovakian Competition Act: 136/2001 Coll. Act of 27 February 2001 on Protection of Competition and on Amendments and Supplements to the Act of the Slovak National Council NO. 347/1990 Coll. On Organization of Ministries and Other Central Bodies of State Administration of the Slovak Republic as amended (hereinafter referred to as “Competition Act”). [2]

Category Subcategory Score Comment
Scope Extraterritoriality 1 EU law (the Rome Treaty) governs whenever conduct has effects on trade between Member States pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation 1/2003.
Remedies Fines 1 Article 38 provides guidelines for fining.
Prison Sentences 0
Divestitures 0
Private Enforcement 3rd Party Initiation 1 Article 25(2) allows third party to initiate a Commission proceeding through a written petition.
Remedies Available to 3rd Parties 1 Article 42 says that injured consumers can demand remedies in civil courts.
3rd Party Rights in Proceedings 1 Article 27 requires the Authority to allow 3rd parties to participate if they so request.
Merger Notification Voluntary 0
Mandatory 3 Article 10(9) requires notification of mergers.
Pre-merger 0
Post-merger 1 Article 10(9) says that this notification must come within 30 days after an enumerated decisive act.
Merger Assessment Dominance 1 Article 12(7) lists creating or strengthening a dominant position as a reason to disallow a merger.
Restriction of Competition 1 Article 12(7) lists imposing significant barriers on competition as the other reason to prohibit a merger.
Public Interest (Pro D) 0
Public Interest (Pro Authority) 0
Other 0
Efficiency 0
  1. Available at http://ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/antitrust/legislation/legislation.html
  2. Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic website, http://www.antimon.gov.sk/eng/?c=356.