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24.02.2020
Kaufland - 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. ...>

20.02.2020
Agri-food market - actions of UOKiK and the Trade Inspection Authority
Agri-food market - actions of UOKiK and the Trade Inspection Authority

Coping with irregularities on the agri-food market is one of the UOKiK's priorities. UOKiK's decisions help farmers get paid faster for their products. ...>

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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. ...>

 
23.12.2019 CJEU's judgement in "Dziubak" case - UOKIK's position CJEU's judgement in "Dziubak" case - UOKIK's position

The effects of CJEU judgment C-260/18 apply to any contract containing prohibited clauses. Banks cannot demand remuneration for the use of capital in case of cancellation of the agreement - explains UOKiK President Marek Niechciał. Details of the position, which is important for consumers, can be found on the website: finanse.uokik.gov.pl. ...>

 
20.11.2019 Make sure your investment doesn't become an illusion! Make sure your investment doesn't become an illusion! The beginning of the information campaign

On Monday, November 18, 2019, the second stage of the social information campaign started. Its purpose is to draw attention to risks associated with investing in the purchase of what is known as condo hotels/apart-hotel. ...>

 
09.10.2019Price of service only under additional conditions? Price of service only under additional conditions? UOKiK's appeal to telecommunications companies

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) appeals to telecommunications companies to provide reliable information on the actual price of services.   ...>

 
 

 

28.08.2019Waste market - the UOKiK report Waste market - the UOKiK report

Lack of competition, higher fees for waste processing and storing – these are the main reasons for the increase in waste management prices in the last two years. UOKiK has published a report on this matter. ...>

 
25.07.2019UOKiK for agriculture - summer 2019 UOKiK for agriculture - summer 2019

Faster payments for fruit growers from Real. Changes in Polish and EU regulations. These are examples of the latest UOKiK activities oriented at farmers. ...>

 
19.07.2019The fight against payment backlogs - the role of UOKiK The fight against payment backlogs - the role of UOKiK

Does your contractor fail to pay for services rendered? Soon, UOKiK will impose fines on such unreliable entrepreneurs. The act on counteracting payment backlogs is about to be adopted by the parliament. Find out more about UOKIK’s new rights. ...>

 
08.07.2019PLN 6.74 billion for de minimis aid in 2017 PLN 6.74 billion for de minimis aid in 2017

De minimis aid is a form of support for companies that does not require notification to the European Commission. In 2017, PLN 6.74 billion of de minimis aid was granted, 95% of which went to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises. ...>

 
26.06.2019State aid in 2017 - the UOKiK report State aid in 2017 - the UOKiK report

State aid in 2017 amounted to almost PLN 41 billion. In 2018 - to PLN 26 billion. More and more money, for instance for investments, goes to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises. ...>

 
08.05.2019Dual quality - new solutions Dual quality - new solutions

The European Parliament voted for solutions on dual quality of products. This means better consumer protection and reasonable law for Polish enterprises. ...>