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15.02.2017
Another relevant opinion in the Millennium case
Another relevant opinion in the Millennium case

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has issued another relevant opinion. The Competition Authority challenged the provisions of the contracts for mortgage loans indexed to the Swiss franc which were granted by Millennium Bank. ...>

15.02.2017
Relevant opinions in the Millennium case
Relevant opinions in the Millennium case

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has presented four relevant opinions. The opinions in question pertain to the dispute between Millennium Bank and consumers who had taken out mortgage loans indexed to the Swiss franc. ...>

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01.12.2016Product 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 ...>

 
19.10.2016 Poland's UOKiK issues decisions on furniture retailers' Agata Meble and Black Red White promotions Poland's UOKiK issues decisions on furniture retailers' Agata Meble and Black Red White promotions

Consumer protection Authority (UOKiK) issues commitment decisions that will lead big box furniture retailers to return to consumers 10 percent of the purchase price on products bought in the first three months of 2015. ...>

 
06.10.2016 UOKiK initiates proceedings against the Link4 insurance company UOKiK initiates proceedings against the Link4 insurance company

The company’s practice of extending liability insurance agreements may be infringing consumer rights. Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has initiated proceedings in the case after receiving information from the Financial Ombudsman.   ...>

 
29.09.2016UOKiK in 2015 - an overview UOKiK in 2015 - an overview

The Authority issued 1095 competition and consumer protection decisions, undertook 581 soft interventions, and imposed fines exceeding 47 million PLN [ca. 11 million EUR]. ...>

 
26.09.2016Prepaid phone card practices investigated by Poland's consumer protection authority Prepaid phone card practices investigated by Poland's consumer protection authority

UOKiK proceedings will determine whether telecom providers broke the law by preventing customers from using unused funds purchased on phone cards. ...>

 
31.08.2016More dangerous products being reported in Poland More dangerous products being reported in Poland

134 voluntary reports of dangerous products were made to Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in 2015, and another 73 came in in the first half of 2016. ...>

 
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 ...>

 
02.09.2016Poland's competition Authority approves six concentrations Poland's competition Authority approves six concentrations

Pension funds, residential construction, coal derivatives, medical equipment, and the travel industries to be affected by UOKiK decisions clearing multiple acquisitions and a joint venture. ...>

 
23.08.2016Poland's court rulings in competition protection cases Poland's court rulings in competition protection cases

Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (SOKiK) and Court of Appeal (SA) have recently ruled on four competition protection cases. They involved the companies De’Longhi Polska, Grupa Inco, and BP Europa. ...>

 
12.08.2016Nord Stream 2 - Application withdrawn Nord Stream 2 - Application withdrawn

It will not be possible to set up the company responsible for construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The parties to the transaction have withdrawn the application in light of the objections raised by the President of UOKiK ...>