By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Through a press release, FIBA has informed that a complaint was filed against them by Euroleague Properties. FIBA also claim that it is now confirmed that Euroleague has no intention of entering a dialogue between the two organizations:
Here is the press release:
FIBA confirmed Saturday that Euroleague Properties, a subsidiary company of Euroleague based in Luxembourg, has filed a complaint against FIBA and FIBA Europe to the European Commission, alleging violations of EU competition law.
FIBA received notification of this complaint on Friday 19 February and will review it over the coming days.
After refusing FIBA’s proposal to enter into a partnership in November 2015, Euroleague confirms with this legal action that it has no intention of entering into a constructive dialogue with FIBA to try to resolve the current situation surrounding club competitions in Europe.
FIBA remains focused on delivering, jointly with the domestic leagues, European competitions that benefit both the market and European basketball as a whole. The Basketball Champions League is set to launch for the 2016-17 season.