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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania's Competition Council slaps EUR 26.5 mln fines on agriculture machinery distributors

Romania’s Competition Council has sanctioned nine companies active on the agriculture machinery market with total fines worth RON 127 mln (EUR 26.5 mln).

The competition authority found that the nine companies fixed the sale prices for Claas and Amazone products between 2014 and 2018. They agreed on having the same prices for products under these brands to not compete against each other, especially in the context of EU funded projects.

Two of the companies that participated in this agreement admitted their anti-competition practices and got lower fines.

German company Claas Global Sales got the highest fine – EUR 13.73 mln. Another German company – Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer was fined EUR 6.01 mln, and Claas Regional Center South East Europe was fined EUR 4.3 mln.

The investigation started in 2017 based on an anonymous notification filed on the Competition Council’s dedicated platform.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Myrchella/Dreamstime.com)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania's Competition Council slaps EUR 26.5 mln fines on agriculture machinery distributors

Romania’s Competition Council has sanctioned nine companies active on the agriculture machinery market with total fines worth RON 127 mln (EUR 26.5 mln).

The competition authority found that the nine companies fixed the sale prices for Claas and Amazone products between 2014 and 2018. They agreed on having the same prices for products under these brands to not compete against each other, especially in the context of EU funded projects.

Two of the companies that participated in this agreement admitted their anti-competition practices and got lower fines.

German company Claas Global Sales got the highest fine – EUR 13.73 mln. Another German company – Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer was fined EUR 6.01 mln, and Claas Regional Center South East Europe was fined EUR 4.3 mln.

The investigation started in 2017 based on an anonymous notification filed on the Competition Council’s dedicated platform.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Myrchella/Dreamstime.com)

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