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Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions at its meeting on 16 March 2018 concerning the draft decision relating to Case AT.40136(2) — Capacitors — Rapporteur: Italy

C/2018/1768

OJ C 446, 11.12.2018, p. 5–5 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

11.12.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 446/5


Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions at its meeting on 16 March 2018 concerning the draft decision relating to Case AT.40136(2) — Capacitors

Rapporteur: Italy

(2018/C 446/05)

1.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that a fine should be imposed on the addressees of the draft decision.

2.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission on the application of the 2006 Guidelines on the method of setting fines imposed pursuant to Article 23(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003.

3.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission on the basic amounts of the fines.

4.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the determination of the duration for the purpose of calculating the fines.

5.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission on the existence and level of increase for an aggravating circumstance applicable to one entity.

6.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission on the existence and level of reduction for mitigating circumstances applicable to four parties.

7.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that a multiplier for deterrence should be applied to one party.

8.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission as regards the reduction of the fines based on the 2006 Leniency Notice.

9.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission on the final amounts of the fines.

10.   

The Advisory Committee recommends the publication of its opinion in the Official Journal of the European Union.


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