The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine initiated proceedings against the Russian Gazprom in connection with " possible failures concern of the law on economic competition ".
"There is an order of the Cabinet of Ministers, which approved the idea in regard to the signs of violation of the law on protection of economic competition of Ukraine by the Russian company Gazprom," said Barash, reports the Agency " Ukrainian news ".
According to Barash, the document has been submitted to the Committee and studied, " began the proceedings." In this case, " the maximum fine may amount to 10% of annual turnover of the organization for the same offence ". At the end of April, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to AMCU's a petition to bring such proceedings, saying that the Russian Firm " operates in a discriminatory, in fact uncompetitive environment and harm the Ukrainian economy ". Before that, the European Commission expressed concern that Gazprom's like sets across Europe low or high gas prices. Also, the European Commission sent to Gazprom's official list of claims in the framework launched in 2012, the European antitrust investigation. Thus the management of Gazprom stated that it considers unreasonable complaints Evrokomissiii and is awaiting authorization provisions in light of the consensus of the capital of Russia and Brussels. Remember, in the beginning of autumn 2012, the European Commission opened proceedings regarding Gazprom. It was declared on the investigation into three cases of violations of rivalry in Central and Eastern Europe that affect the markets of the Baltic States and Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria. The EC stressed that the case will be the priority, but the beginning of procedures in the investigation does not involve making any decisions in advance not in favor of Gazprom. In the early winter of 2013, the European Commission said that he suspects the Russian gas monopoly in the abuse of a dominant position in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time in Brussels said Gazprom in a few days will make concessions to the EU to defend these charges. In 2013, Gazprom stated that it finds that the proceedings before the European Commission regarding the holding is an attempt of political pressure to reduce gas prices from Russia.