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...
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