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Law on Unfair Competition

Art. 18.a. 

(1) Abusive exploitation, by one or more undertakings, of the relationship of economic dependence whereby an undertaking which has a position of customer or supplier, even in relation to a certain type of products or services, and which has no equivalent alternative, is prohibited. solution. This abusive exploitation of the relationship of economic dependence may consist in particular of the imposition of arbitrary terms of trade, discrimination or the abrupt and unjustified termination of long-term trade relations.

(2) Any person with a legitimate interest may claim cease and desist of the infringement and compensation for any damage suffered in breach of paragraph 1 of this article.

(3) Any person individually or as a representative of a legal entity acts in violation of this article, shall be punished by a fine of five thousand (5,000) euros to fifty thousand (50,000) euros. In case of recurrence the above fines are doubled.

Art. 18.a. 

(1) Απαγορεύεται η καταχρηστική εκμετάλλευση, από μία ή περισσότερες επιχειρήσεις, της σχέσης οικονομικής εξάρτησης στην οποία βρίσκεται προς αυτήν ή αυτές μία επιχείρηση, η οποία κατέχει θέση πελάτη ή προμηθευτή, ακόμη και ως προς ένα ορισμένο είδος προϊόντων ή υπηρεσιών και δεν διαθέτει ισοδύναμη εναλλακτική λύση. Η καταχρηστική αυτή εκμετάλλευση της σχέσης οικονομικής εξάρτησης δύναται να συνίσταται ιδίως στην επιβολή αυθαίρετων όρων συναλλαγής, στην εφαρμογή διακριτικής μεταχείρισης ή στην αιφνίδια και αδικαιολόγητη διακοπή μακροχρόνιων εμπορικών σχέσεων.

 (2) Οποιοσδήποτε έχει έννομο συμφέρον μπορεί να ζητήσει άρση και παράλειψη της παράβασης και αποζημίωση για οποιαδήποτε ζημία υποστεί κατά παράβαση της παραγράφου 1 του παρόντος άρθρου.

 (3) Όποιος ατομικώς ή ως εκπρόσωπος νομικού προσώπου ενεργεί κατά παράβαση του παρόντος άρθρου, τιμωρείται με χρηματική ποινή από πέντε χιλιάδες (5.000) ευρώ έως πενήντα χιλιάδες (50.000) ευρώ. Σε περίπτωση υποτροπής τα παραπάνω όρια χρηματικής ποινής διπλασιάζονται.

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