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Decision 734/2021

Decision on the withdrawal or extension of the commitments undertaken by the company “ATTICA HOLDINGS S.A”, under Decision No. 658/2018, in accordance with its section B5.

Decision 734/2021
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Date of Issuance of Decision

April 26th, 2021

Government Gazette Issue No Pending
Relevant Market

Passenger shipping industry

Subject of the Decision

Withdrawal or extension of the undertaken commitments under decision no. 658/2018

Legal Framework

Article 8 par. 8 L. 3959/2011 and HCC Decision 658/2018

Operative part of the Decision
  • Removal of obligation B2a for the non-increase of itineraries at the relevant markets of passengers, private cars and trucks from / to Attica and the island of Ios with effect from 27.04.2021,
  • Partial extension of the B2st commitment for three (3) more years, namely from 27.04.2021 to 26.04.2024,
  1. by removing the part of the commitment concerning the obligation of the company not to exploit, on its own or through an affiliated undertaking, or through another dependent third party, the fast ferry HSWHigh-speed 4, within the Greek territory, with effect from 27.04.2024,
  2. by extending the part of the commitment that concerns the activation of a Third-Competitor and the obligation of decommissioning the company’s ship from the relevant markets for which there is a commitment for not increasing the itineraries,

The extension of the rest of the commitments (B1-B3) provided for in Decision 658/2018, for three (3) more years, namely from 27.04.2021 to 26.04.2024

Company/ies concerned

ATTICA GROUP S.A.

Summary of Decision

The Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) in plenary, assessed the competition conditions and the effectiveness of the commitments undertaken by ATTICA GROUP under Decision No. 658/2018 (“Commitment Decision”), inorder to decide, under provision B5 of the Decision, the removal or extension, in whole or in part, of the commitments under provisions B1-B5 for a maximum of (3) three years.

The HCC unanimously decided:

  • removing obligation B2a for the non-increase of itineraries at the relevant markets of passengers, private cars and trucks from / to Attica and the island of Ios with effect from 27.04.2021,
  • partially extending B2st commitment for three (3) more years, namely from 27.04.2021 to 26.04.2024,
  1. by removing the part of the commitment concerning the obligation of the company not to exploit, on its own or through an affiliated undertaking, or through another dependent third party, the fast ferry HSWHigh-speed 4, within the Greek territory, with effect from 27.04.2024,
  2. by extending the part of the commitment that concerns the activation of a Third-Competitor and the obligation of decommissioning the company’s ship from the relevant markets for which there is a commitment for not increasing the itineraries,
  • extending the rest of the commitments (B1-B3) provided for in Decision 658/2018, for three (3) more years, namely from 27.04.2021 to 26.04.2024.
Judicial Means

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Decisions by the Court of Appeal of Athens (Administrative Division)

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