VILNIUS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT: KLAIPĖDA CITY MUNICIPALITY BREACHED THE LAW ON COMPETITION

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (hereinafter – Court) rejected the appeals by UAB Aštuoniukė, UAB Audresta and UAB Vežesta and upheld the Competition Council‘s decision whereby Klaipėda City Municipality (hereinafter – Municipality) breached Article 4 of the Law on Competition.

On 6 October 2015 the Council found that in 2012 the Municipality cancelled certain shared taxi routes and extended the agreements with particular shared taxi service providers. Besides, by concluding new agreements with UAB Audresta, UAB AŠTUONIUKĖ, UAB DEVINTOJI BANGA, UAB Aisčiai and UAB DEŠIMTAS MARŠRUTAS  the Municipality discriminated against other undertakings.

According to the Council, the Municipality failed to create non-discriminatory conditions for all shared taxi service providers and, by granting privileges to certain undertakings, breached Article 4 of the Law on Competition.