Macedonian Thrace Brewery SA (MTB) has welcomed a guilty verdict against two former executive directors of Heineken’s subsidiary in Greece, Athenian Brewery SA (AB), for orchestrating anti-competitive market abuse in Greece.

Each received a fine of €80,000 from the Athens Criminal Court of First Instance.

The court found that both executives had broken the Greek law on free competition by authorising exclusivity agreements and other exclusionary policies, thus distorting all areas of the market in an abuse of AB’s dominant position in Greece.

The court found that MTB and Olympic Brewery SA were the competitors most affected by these practices.