Council of AMO SR upheld the first-instance decision of AMO SR imposing a fine on undertaking Slovenská pošta, a.s.
By the first-instance decision AMO SR imposed a fine on the undertaking for a failure to submit documentation and information requested within a stipulated time-limit and for the submission of false information.
The Council of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, (hereafter “the Council of the Office“) by its decision of No. 2021/NPI/POK/R/71 dated 16 December 2021 upheld the first-instance decision of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Abuse of Dominant Position and Vertical Agreements, (hereafter “the Office“) of No. 2020/NPI/POK/2/25 dated 26 October 20201.
By the first-instance decision the Office pursuant to the Article 38a Paragraph 1 Letter a) of the Act No. 136/2001 Coll. On Protection of Competition (hereafter “the Act“) imposed a fine in the amount of EUR 330 867 on the undertaking Slovenská pošta, a.s., (literally Slovak Post) for a failure to submit documentation and information requested within a time-limit stipulated by the Office and for the submission of false information, by which the undertaking breached an obligation set by the Article 22 Paragraph 2 of the Act.
The Council of the Office upheld the factual accuracy of findings of the Office´s first-instance body, as well as the legal assessment of facts and the amount of fine imposed.
The decision of the Council of the Office came into force on 22 December 2021.
The party to the proceedings may seek the judicial review of the decision.