Purchaser found for Grådö dairy plant

Press Arla Food's dairy plant in Grådö, Hedemora, will be taken over by Kooperativa Förbundet. This will ensure that the former Milko plant will continue to contribute to increased competition.

Procurement fines improve procurement

Press The rules on procurement fines have contributed to contracting authorities and entities realising the importance of complying with the rules to a greater extent. This was the conclusion made by the Swedish Competition Authori...

Demands for three county transport undertakings to pay procurement fines

Press Demands are being made for three county transport undertakings in Västerbotten, Örebro and Västernorrland to pay stiff fines (procurement fines) for failing to implement procurements correctly.

Putting a stop to common catalogue prices

Press The office supplies chain, RKV, has undertaken to stop having common catalogue prices for office requisites. This commitment resulted from a review conducted by the Swedish Competition Authority.

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...