Lithuania: EU officials suspect unfair behavior by state rail operator

The European Commission has sent a notice to Lithuanian state-run rail operator Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai that it suspects the firm of anticompetitive conduct.

Reports say the Commission is concerned that LG’s decision to remove a railway track that connects Lithuania and Latvia, a move authorities say may have limited consumer choice for transport between the two countries.

LG is now accused of possibly abusing its market dominance.

Reports say LG dismantled the railway track in 2008. The Commission launched raids of LG offices in 2011 following a complaint by Poland-based refinery PKN Orlen; formal proceedings against the Lithuanian firm began last year.

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