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Construction firms banned over cartel. The state National Highway Company excluded four construction giants – Doprastav, Strabag, Skanska and Inžinierske Stavby – from the public tender process in the wake of a cartel scandal from 2005 that also involved two other firms. The ban hit Doprastav and Skanska the hardest, as they were bidding for the largest highway tenders. On December 30, 2013, the Supreme Court upheld an Antitrust Office verdict finding six construction companies in Slovakia – Strabag, Doprastav, Betamot, Inžinierske Stavby, Skanska DS and Mota – Engil, Engenharia e Construcao – guilty of forming a cartel when competing for a highway construction order in a public tender. The companies involved must pay an aggregate fine of a record nearly €45 million.

Construction firms banned over cartel. The state National Highway Company excluded four construction giants – Doprastav, Strabag, Skanska and Inžinierske Stavby – from the public tender process in the wake of a cartel scandal from 2005 that also involved two other firms. The ban hit Doprastav and Skanska the hardest, as they were bidding for the largest highway tenders. On December 30, 2013, the Supreme Court upheld an Antitrust Office verdict finding six construction companies in Slovakia – Strabag, Doprastav, Betamot, Inžinierske Stavby, Skanska DS and Mota – Engil, Engenharia e Construcao – guilty of forming a cartel when competing for a highway construction order in a public tender. The companies involved must pay an aggregate fine of a record nearly €45 million.

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