Poland Fines Telecom Co. Despite E.C. Disapproval

Law360, New York (February 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Polish competition watchdog has slapped an €87 million fine on the country’s largest telecommunications provider for lowering its Internet prices without getting approval, a move that brought criticism from the European Commission.

The penalty against Telekomunikacja Polska (TP), a France Telecom subsidiary, sets a record in Poland’s fines for anti-competitive behavior, AFX News Ltd. reported.

A spokesperson for the Polish competition authority could not be reached on Wednesday. A representative for TP also could not be reached.

The agency claimed the telecom company took advantage...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.