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24.03.2017
World Consumer Rights Day - the rights of senior consumers
World Consumer Rights Day - the rights of senior consumers

On March 15, we celebrate the World Consumer Rights Day. This year, the UOKiK would like to focus on one specific group of consumers – namely, senior citizens. ...>

24.03.2017
Second stage of proceedings - shopping centres
Second stage of proceedings - shopping centres

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection initiated the second stage of proceedings concerning the acquisition of Kalisz Retail, Kłodzko Retail, Włocławek Retail and Zamość Retail by Echo Polska Properties ...>

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26.01.2017Raiffeisen Bank Poland - decision Raiffeisen Bank Poland - decision

Raiffeisen Bank Poland has infringed collective consumer interests by failing to take into account the negative LIBOR rate ...>

 
19.01.2017 The Office Of Competition And Consumer Protection initiates proceedings against Volkswagen Group Poland The Office Of Competition And Consumer Protection initiates proceedings against Volkswagen Group Poland

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection initiated proceedings against Volkswagen Group Poland ...>

 
05.01.2017 T-Mobile Poland - decision of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection T-Mobile Poland - decision of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

T-Mobile Poland has failed to obtain an express consent from its consumers for additional fees for the Listen as You Wait, Jukebox and Subscription services. ...>

 
01.12.2016 Product safety - report of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection Product safety - report of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

More than 6 thousand controls, nearly 17 thousand products checked – this is the result of the work carried out by 9 market surveillance authorities. 37 percent of products were questioned due to their non-conformity with the applicable provisions ...>

 
14.11.2016Poland's consumer protection Authority scrutinising telecom sim card registration advertisements Poland's consumer protection Authority scrutinising telecom sim card registration advertisements

Telecommunications services advertisements should be clear, reliable and honest. UOKiK is looking at how the four largest operators in Poland inform consumers of promotions for registering prepaid telephone cards ...>

 
21.02.2017Control of concentration - a summary of year 2016 Control of concentration - a summary of year 2016

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection issued a total of 196 decisions pertaining to the control of concentration in 2016. All of the decisions in question allowed the contemplated transactions to proceed; in two cases, the consent was granted on a conditional basis. The greatest number of cases pertained to the real estate sector.  ...>

 
09.02.2017Contract amendment practices - banks under scrutiny of Competition Authority Contract amendment practices - banks under scrutiny of Competition Authority

How do banks change the terms and conditions of consumer contracts? Is it sufficient to notify the consumer of the proposed changes using the bank’s electronic banking system? ...>

 
29.12.2016Facebook: UOKiK proceedings Facebook: UOKiK proceedings

UOKiK has launched preliminary proceedings to examine whether Facebook Ireland’s policy on collection and sharing users’ data might be an infringement of consumer rights ...>

 
03.10.2016Poland's UOKiK issues competition concern regarding Neuca-Intra concentration Poland's UOKiK issues competition concern regarding Neuca-Intra concentration

Neuca has sought to acquire Intra, but Poland’s competition Authority cites limitation on competition in opposing the transaction. ...>

 
22.09.2016Joint venture Electromobility Poland gains UOKiK's approval Joint venture Electromobility Poland gains UOKiK's approval

Poland’s competition authority okays the creation of a joint venture by Poland’s four largest energy companies. Proceedings showed the transaction would not lead to limited competition. ...>

 
06.09.2016Polish courts rule on four consumer protection cases Polish courts rule on four consumer protection cases

When can a company’s activities be said to mislead consumers? Four court rulings from Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (SOKiK) and Court of Appeal (SA) shed light on the question ...>