Austria: Raids by EU Commission at ÖBB

Politics ♦ Published: June 19, 2013; 20:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian Railways is alleged of having agreed to fixed prices with other companies. House searches were carried out.

Austria: Raids by EU Commission at ÖBB / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / NÖLB Mh [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

On suspicion of price agreements, the EU Commission has searched several rail transport companies, among them Austrian Railways (ÖBB). EU staff searched the business location of RCA forwarding agency affiliate Express Interfracht.

The EU competition authorities announced that there were investigations whether the enterprises had divided up freight traffic among them. The…