Change, progress and looking ahead to the future

The Swedish Competition Authority’s 2015 Annual Report contains several examples of where the law has been applied, or where proposals or measures have been implemented in order to drive the Authority forward so it can achiev...

New interactive guide for direct contract awards

Press A new interactive guide outlining whether contracts can be awarded directly has been produced by the Swedish Competition Authority and the National Agency for Public Procurement. It addresses the exceptions to the public...

Unexpected U-turn by court

Press The Swedish Market Court has reached a completely different conclusion than the one Stockholm City Court did earlier. The decision means that Borås Municipality’s service office does not violate the competition law if continu...

Swedish Competition Authority moves to prohibit pipe deal

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is going to court to stop a corporate merger in the market for district heating pipes. If the two largest of the four companies in the industry are permitted to merge the competition in the...

Risk of price hikes if chicken business deal is allowed

Press The Competition Authority is now going to court to prohibit Kronfågel from acquiring its competitor Lagerberg. If the deal goes through it would mean a significantly impaired competition situation on the chicken market, which...

“White jobs” monitoring by representatives permitted

Press The public procurement rules do not prevent a trade union, for instance, from controlling that a supplier is complying with an agreement once a public procurement process is completed. This is the conclusion of the Swedish...

Herrljunga Municipality faces new procurement fine

Press For the second time, Herrljunga Municipality is facing a procurement fine for unlawfully awarding a contract. But as the municipality has reported its own infringement to the Swedish Competition Authority, the requested fine...

High cartel fines for health care providers

Press Three health care providers that collaborated unlawfully in the procurement of health care services in Stockholm were ordered by Stockholm City Court to pay around SEK 28 million in fines.