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25.09.2020
Fines of over PLN 60 million for BNP Paribas, Millennium and Santander Bank - decisions of the President of UOKiK
Fines of over PLN 60 million for BNP Paribas, Millennium and Santander Bank - decisions of the President of UOKiK

President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny has declared illegal the clauses concerning the rules of setting exchange rates used for calculating installments of credits indexed to, inter alia, EUR and CHF. ...>

25.09.2020
Concentration control - fines imposed by the President of UOKiK
Concentration control - fines imposed by the President of UOKiK

Fines for concentration without the consent of the President of the Office and for failure to provide information during the proceedings - these are the latest decisions of the President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny regarding concentration control. ...>

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10.06.2020Safe refuelling - fuel quality in 2019 Safe refuelling - fuel quality in 2019

Before the long weekend, we would like to remind consumers that they themselves can check the fuel quality at inspected stations. All you have to do is check the map at the website of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. ...>

 
03.06.2020Toys under scrutiny of UOKiK and Trade Inspection Authority Toys under scrutiny of UOKiK and Trade Inspection Authority

Last year, the Trade Inspection Authority controlled more than 2.6 thousand toys and disclosed a number of irregularities in 0.7 thousand of them. Out of the 0.5 thousand toys undergoing UOKiK’s laboratory tests, one in three was found to have irregularities disqualifying them from the market. ...>

 
28.04.2020Credit holidays - banks under scrutiny of the UOKiK President Credit holidays - banks under scrutiny of the UOKiK President

UOKiK President Tomasz Chróstny investigates the rules under which banks grant credit holidays. During the epidemic, the annexes concerning “credit holidays” must not be used to take advantage of credit borrowers' difficult situation and standing. ...>

 
01.04.2020Coronavirus - information package for consumers Coronavirus - information package for consumers

Cancelled flights and trips, unfair prices in shops, misleading offers. Such problems are facing consumers during the current epidemic crisis. President Tomasz Chróstny has prepared a special information package for consumers, available on the Office’s website: uokik.gov.pl. ...>

 
06.03.2020Frauds by energy providers - UOKiK's decision Frauds by energy providers - UOKiK's decision

The President of UOKiK issued a decision on the Proton Polska Energia company (former Gasoenergia Polskie Zakłady Energetyczne). The company misled consumers, including by impersonating their current electricity and gas provider. ...>

15.01.2020 Dieselgate - record fine imposed by UOKiK Dieselgate - record fine imposed by UOKiK

Over PLN 120 million - this is the penalty imposed by Marek Niechciał, President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), for the so-called dieselgate scandal. This is the highest penalty in the history of UOKiK for violation of consumer rights.  ...>

 
02.01.2020Summary of consumer ombudsmen's operations Advice, interventions, assistance in court - summary of consumer ombudsmen's operations

Over 475,000 advice, 52,000 interventions with entrepreneurs, legal assistance in nearly 4,000 cases - these are the effects of consumer ombudsmen’s operations in 2018. ...>

 
 

 

03.06.2020Nord Stream 2 - President of The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection may impose a EUR 50 million fine on Gazprom Nord Stream 2 - President of The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection may impose a EUR 50 million fine on Gazprom

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) initiated proceedings against Gazprom for lack of cooperation during an anti-trust investigation. For failure to provide information, Gazprom is liable to a fine of EUR 50 million.  ...>

 
02.06.2020A shield for large companies - EC issued a decision A shield for large companies - EC issued a decision

Last Friday, the European Commission approved an aid scheme for large companies. The entrepreneurs will receive PLN 7.5 billion. The negotiations were conducted by UOKiK and PFR (Polish Development Fund). ...>

 
12.05.2020Waste market - report of the President of UOKiK Waste market - report of the President of UOKiK

Increased operating costs, lack of competition, insufficient supervisory tools available to local governments - these are the main reasons for the increase in prices in waste treatment facilities. These are the major conclusions of the report presented by President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny. ...>

 
05.05.2020Accusations of the President of UOKiK against companies from the meat industry Accusations of the President of UOKiK against companies from the meat industry

The President of UOKiK, Tomasz Chróstny, initiated proceedings against companies which engage in the so-called contract fattening. Agrifirm and Agri Plus may be unfairly using their contractual advantage over pig farmers.  ...>

 
20.03.2020High prices - actions taken by the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection High prices - actions taken by the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection

Tomasz Chróstny, President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection, made the decision to appoint a team that will investigate the rise in the prices of food and hygiene products. ...>

 
24.02.2020Kaufland - Tesco: four decisions Kaufland - Tesco: four decisions

The Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) issued four approvals for the acquisition of four Tesco stores by Kaufland Polska Markety. The transactions concern four locations in Lublin, Ostrołęka, Wrocław and Warsaw. The Office conducted market inquiries in those cases. ...>