German Rail Cartel: Increasing Pressure on voestalpine

Published: July 20, 2011; 21:21 · (Vindobona)

The German Federal Cartel Office made new inspections at a local subsidiary of the Austrian steel company. According to press reports, price fixing on the German rail market continued until 2011.

German Rail Cartel: Increasing Pressure on voestalpine / Picture: © Flickr

The German rail cartel scandal is widening. According to German press reports, the companies involved in the so-called “Schienenfreunde” cartel, among them Austrian voestalpine, continued their anti-competitive practices until the year 2011. Previously, the German Federal Cartel Office had only confirmed that price fixing had occurred from 1998 to 2008.

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