On behalf of the team

On 10 June 2022, the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections to České dráhy and Österreichische Bundesbahnen over alleged collective boycott. The Commission notes provisionally that between 2012 and 2016, ČD and ÖBB engaged in a collective boycott to preserve their market position and impede RegioJet’s This was the case both in the Czech Republic and on the international rail link between Prague and Vienna.

The Commission’s preliminary view is that ČD and ÖBB have an agreement to prevent RegioJet from gaining access to ÖBB-used wagons for long-distance passenger transport. ČD and ÖBB coordinated their actions to boycott RegioJet from selling used ÖBB wagons in order to ensure that RegioJet could not acquire them.