Covid-19 and the Market: The HCC urges market players to comply with competition rules

On 7th of March 2020 the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) issued a Press Release highlighting that the Authority will protect healthy competition in the market, consumers’ interests and economic growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential intent to increase or maintain companies’ profits or pass-on financial burden to consumers through illegal agreements or unilateral abusive practices jeopardizes the public interest and harms the consumers, without any countervailing benefit for society.