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Comment: PKN Orlen shows even 'quasi-monopolies' can win EU approval with the right remedies

By Andrew Boyce
  • 17 Jul 2020 07:36
  • 17 Jul 2020 07:36
PKN Orlen’s creation of a "quasi-monopoly" through its merger with rival Polish oil refiner Lotos set alarm bells ringing in Brussels 11 months ago. Yet this week the deal was cleared.
That’s thanks to a far-reaching remedy that is expected to open up Poland's fuel markets to imports and greater

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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