Gazprom critics hit as EU court supports antitrust settlement
Brussels (Reuters)-Gazprom critics were hit when the European Union’s second-highest court upheld a 2018 decision to resolve a long-term antitrust investigation without paying a fine. I did. The European Commission, the EU’s competitor, accepted the Gazprom concession in 2018. This included a pledge to reform the pricing structure and give rivals a foothold in Eastern Europe. Poland’s rivals PGNiG, the Polish government, and some Eastern European countries have criticized the settlement against Gazprom as being too soft, in contrast to heavy EU antitrust fines against U.S. high-tech giant Google. ..