The verdict affected five more construction companies.
The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) has announced that the penalties against the Russian company Gazprom in the amount of 29.08 billion zlotys (6.46 billion euros) have been canceled.
The antimonopoly agency calls the reason for the cancellation of the decision of the Polish Court for Competition and Consumer Protection.
The Russian monopolist had to pay a large sum for starting the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
All five companies that took part in the construction also received fines, the total amount of which is 52 million euros. The Polish court made a similar decision on them.
For its part, UOKiK states that it intends to appeal the court’s decision.
The agency explained that the court called the reason for the cancellation of the fine the absence of a single enterprise for all six companies, which is why it is impossible to determine what consequences their actions will cause for the country’s economy.
In addition, the judges decided that the expert assessment of UOKiK is incorrect, because the department does not have the competence to assess the attempts of companies to circumvent the law.
It is known that UOKiK, in addition to Gazprom, fined Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall.
It happened on October 7, 2020. Now the completed gas pipeline is not in operation.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that Gazprom played on the demands of Siemens and signed a verdict to Europe.
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