The Competition Commission recently sent statements of objection for abuse of dominant position by the electricity distribution and supply companies EVN, CEZ and Energo Pro. The commission established that the companies in each of the economic groups had applied common strategies and practices which discriminated against independent traders outside of the groups and limited fair trade prices. According to the commission, allegations were made that EVN, CEZ and Energo Pro had traded information regarding customers switching from the regulated market to the liberal market in order to purposely stall the necessary paperwork for customers to make the initial transition to another power supplier.

The commission's final decision has yet to be issued.

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