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Document 52019XX0408(01)

Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions given at its meeting of 28 November 2016 regarding a draft decision relating to Case AT.39914(1) — Euro Interest Rate Derivatives — Rapporteur: Portugal

C/2016/8530

OJ C 130, 8.4.2019, p. 2–2 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

8.4.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 130/2


Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions given at its meeting of 28 November 2016 regarding a draft decision relating to Case AT.39914(1) — Euro Interest Rate Derivatives

Rapporteur: Portugal

(2019/C 130/02)

1.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the anticompetitive behaviour covered by the draft decision constitutes an agreement and/or concerted practices between undertakings within the meaning of Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 EEA.

2.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission’s assessment of the product and geographic scope of the agreement and/or concerted practices contained in the draft decision.

3.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the undertakings concerned by the draft decision have participated in a single and continuous infringement of Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 EEA.

4.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the object of the agreement and/or concerted practices was to restrict competition within the meaning of Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 EEA.

5.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the agreement and/or concerted practices have been capable of appreciably affecting trade between the Member States of the EU/contracting parties to the EEA agreement.

6.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission’s assessment as regards the duration of the infringement.

7.   

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission’s draft decision as regards the addressees.

8.   

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


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