Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IT distributors fined for cartel agreement

THE ANTIMONOPOLY Office (PMÚ) fined five IT distributors €4.28 million.

(Source: SME)

Companies Asbis SK, eD system Slovakia, ABC Data, AT Computer and SWS Distribution signed a cartel agreement, in which they agreed on introducing a service charge of €1 which was to be on every invoice concerning the deliver of goods. They also agreed on the date from when the fee would be introduced in order not to raise suspicion, PMÚ claimed, as reported by the SITA newswire.

The agreement was signed in Sri Lanka in February 2013.

“The participants of this meeting monitored the implementation of the agreement among one another,” said Radoslav Tóth, deputy head of PMÚ, as quoted by SITA.

The inspection outcome suggests that the companies know their actions were illegal. Though they did not agree on the final price of the goods or services but only the service charge, the fact remains that it affected the price, Tóth added.

Asbis SK was fined €2 million, eD system Slovakia €1.25 million, ABC Data €246,000, AT Computer €583,000 and SWS Distribution €143,000.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery) Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.

The Financial Administration’s head resigns from post

František Imrecze says his decision was spontaneous.

František Imrecze

People will gather to support imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker

The open letter in support of Sentsov has been signed by more than 2,800 people.

People hold posters to support Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike in a Russian jail to demand the release of the other Ukrainian hostages taken by the Kremlin, in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev on August 21, 2018.

Institutions can be quickly destroyed, but they are hard to build

Head of the To Dá Rozum intiative, Renáta Hall, talks about the impacts of a dispute between the academy of sciences and the Education Ministry.

Renáta Hall