In 2011, the Italian Antitrust Authority has identified, in relation to general economic interest services, four abuse of dominant position, two agreements restricting competition and two concentrations. With regard to the abuse of dominant position in the electronic communications sector, the Authority has sanctioned the Auditel company for anticompetitive behavior in the delivery of the reporting service of the television audience data (Sky Italia/Auditel); another case, concerning the services collection of data for daily newspapers and magazine, was closed by acceptance of commitments (Epolis-Audipress). The Authority, in the postal market, has punished the anticompetitive behavior of the Poste Italiane (TNT Poste Italia/Poste italiane), while, in electricity and gas sector, has made a decision not to proceed to judgment (Eni-Trans Tunisian Pipeline company) and has imposed a penalty to Italgas Spa for omission of informations that could favor some potential competitors (Comuni vari — Espletamento gare affidamento servizio distribuzione gas). With regard to the restrictive agreements in the transport market, the Authority has sanctioned the activities of consultation carried out by many Italian companies, aimed at achieving significant increases in freight rates of goods (Logistica Internazionale—I722). In the electronic communications sector, the Authority has ascertained an anticompetitive agreement in services of marketing and advertising agency (Guida remunerazione e tariffe 2009/2010 per operatori pubblicitari). Finally, the Authority identifies two mergers in the electricity market, penalizing non-compliance to the obligation of communication under Article 16, co. 1, l. No. 287/1990 (Compagnia Italiana Energia/Agenzia per l’energia della provincia di Cuneo) and prohibiting, pursuant to Article 18, co. 1, of the same law, a merger of companies (CVA — Compagnia valdostana delle acque/Deval Vallenergie).
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The protection of competition in regulated markets: the decisions of the Agcm regarding services of general economic interest|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||CONCORRENZA E MERCATO|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- abuso di posizione dominante
- intese restrittive della concorrenza
- servizi di interesse economico generale