The Commission has fined Dutch brewers Heineken, Grolsch and Bavaria more than €273 million for conspiring to fix prices within the Dutch beer market between 1996 and 1999. The InBev group, brewer of the popular beer Stella Artois, also participated in the cartel, but received full immunity from fines under the Commission’s Leniency Program. The InBev group was the first to provide the Commission with decisive information about the cartel. The three companies fined have announced that they intend to appeal the Commission’s decision to the CFI.
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