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Document 62009CN0375

Case C-375/09: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Najwyższy (Republic of Poland), lodged on 23 September 2009 — Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów v Tele2 Polska sp. z o.o., now Netia S.A.

OJ C 297, 5.12.2009, p. 19–19 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

5.12.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 297/19


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Najwyższy (Republic of Poland), lodged on 23 September 2009 — Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów v Tele2 Polska sp. z o.o., now Netia S.A.

(Case C-375/09)

2009/C 297/25

Language of the case: Polish

Referring court

Sąd Najwyższy

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów

Respondent: Tele2 Polska sp. z o.o., now Netia S.A.

Questions referred

1.

Is Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (1) to be interpreted as meaning that a national competition authority cannot take a decision stating that a practice does not restrict competition within the meaning of Article 82 EC in a case in which it has found, after conducting proceedings, that the undertaking did not breach the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position under that Treaty provision?

2.

If the answer to the first question is in the affirmative: in a situation in which, under national competition law — if it should be established that the practice of an undertaking does not infringe the prohibition in Article 82 EC — a national competition authority may bring cartel proceedings to an end only by taking a decision which states that the practice does not restrict competition, is the third sentence of Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty to be interpreted as constituting a direct legal basis for that authority to ‘decide that there are no grounds for action on [its] part’?


(1)  OJ 2003 L 1, p. 1.


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