Overlapping board members opens the door for cooperation

Press When the same people sit on the boards of several competing companies, this increases opportunities for inappropriate cooperation by companies, a practice that may be prohibited under the competition rules. This is shown by a...

Grants for research on exposure to competition

Press The effects of exposure to competition, effects of State aid and the relationship between price and quality in the course of public procurement are some of the issues for which the Swedish Competition Authority is providing...

Prize for study into how human rights affect competition

Press Five students will receive a share of SEK 70,000, which they won for essays on competition and public procurement. The intention of the Swedish Competition Authority’s annual competition is for more people to be aware of...

Continuous evaluation is important

It is important that competition authorities evaluate their activities regularly so that priority is given to the right measures. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Steven Davies in a research report prepared by him on...

An eventful year

The Swedish Competition Authority currently have just over 20 proceedings pending at court, more than ever in the agency's history.

Most procurements involve construction work

Press Over a thousand Swedish contracting authorities and entities publish almost 19,000 public procurements during one year. On average, tenders from 4.4 tenderers are submitted in each procurement procedure. This is shown in a ne...

Consumers may be duped

Press The theme of the new research anthology from the Swedish Competition Authority is ‘how consumers can be protected in different markets’.

More people can and want to choose their healthcare center

Press An increasing number of people can choose their healthcare center, and no less than three out of four patients also opt to do so. This was the conclusion drawn by the Swedish Competition Authority in a report submitted to the...