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Parliamentary questions
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15 October 2018
E-005254-18
Question for written answer E-005254-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Wolf Klinz (ALDE)

 Subject:  Price and quantity fixing cartel in the Dutch brick industry
 Answer in writing 

On 20 December 2017, complainant No. AT.40572 contacted Unit E2 at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition concerning the price and quantity fixing cartel in the Dutch brick industry, and the EUR 26 million in damages which he has incurred as a consequence. The complainant lodged a complaint under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 due to the Dutch brick industry’s violation of Community competition law. In his estimation, the total damage caused by this cartel amounts to EUR 2.115 billion in the time period ranging from 1991 to the present day.

On 11 June 2018, he was informed that the Commission would not be pursuing his complaint any further, but a letter would follow with an explicit explanation in the following months.

Why was the complaint not pursued any further?

When will the complainant be sent the explanation he was promised?

Original language of question: DE 
Last updated: 19 November 2018Legal notice