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The Eurocommission has suspected Gazprom in an unfair competition

Representatives of Eurocommission have spent sudden checks at several offices Gazprom on suspicion in infringement of the antimonopoly law of the European Union. The Russian company suspect of an unfair competition. Itself Gazprom analyzes the searches which have passed the day before at Berlin office Gazprom Germania, and prepares the statement about it.

Inspectors of Eurocommission (EK) have spent not announced searches at offices Gazprom in the countries Central both the Eastern Europe and representations of some the European power companies, including Gazprom Germania and a daughter Gazprom in Czechia Vemex. This morning to us some employees of Eurocommission have come to a building with the warrant on a search, they check activity of our enterprise — the press - the secretary of the company " has told; Gazprom Burghard Velki, transfers RIA Novosti news agency. Besides, officials EK also have organised check at offices of gas corporations of other countries — E. ON (Germany), RWE (Germany), OMV (Austria) and PGNiG (Poland).

As a whole inspectors checked the companies of gas branch at once in ten countries on suspicion in infringement of the antimonopoly law of EU. A search spent approximately dozen representatives EK. the Eurocommission investigates potentially possible actions which are running counter to a free competition, on gas deliveries in the central and east states of EU — it is told in the communique of the European department.

Investigation concerns cases when under the arrangement or unilaterally the competition is at a loss, in particular from - for market divisions between its largest participants and at the expense of overestimate of the prices. The fact that the commission has spent similar checks, does not mean guilt of the companies — it is specified in the document. The commission will check up the obtained data and the decision will make. So, if inspectors will reveal infringements, the companies are threatened with the penalty to 10 % of an annual turnover. Its concrete size will define EK.

to Gazprom there is nothing to hide, we have easy apprehended these checks — representative Gazprom Germania speaks. With Eurocommission we work openly and structurally — he has added, informs RIA Novosti news agency. Gazprom in Russia has already reacted to the information on searches in its affiliated companies. Today the corporation plans to act with an official statement. we analyze a situation, an official statement we will make on Wednesday — the official representative of holding Sergey Kuprijanov has declared, writes Forbes.