Business benefits from self-policing by local and central government

Press After the tightening up of the Swedish Competition Act fewer companies have been exposed to competition from central or local government. The tightening up of the Act last year has yielded the desired result. This is the...

In-depth investigation of the Arla/Milko deal

The Swedish Competition Authority has decided to conduct a ‘special investigation’ of the planned merger between Arla and Milko.

Sweden takes the chair of European network for public procurement

On 1st July Sweden became chair of PPN, the Public Procurement Network

The Swedish Competition Authority examines the financial sector

The Swedish Competition Authority can confirm that it had cause to make unannounced visits to companies in the financial sector.

Tightening up the procurement rules

Press The unlawful direct award of contracts is one of the most serious legal infringements within the area of procurement. After a year of reinforced legislation the first matters have now been taken to court for consideration. Th...

New members in the research and procurement councils

Press The Swedish Competition Authority’s two advisory bodies now have some new members.

Unlawful broadband in Eskilstuna and Hallstahammar

Press Prohibit the municipally owned undertaking Mälarenergi Stadsnät AB from selling broadband services in Eskilstuna and Hallstahammar. The operation is unlawful and distorts competition. This is the opinion of the Swedish...

Beware of unfair strategic tenders

Press Clearer requirements in respect of the obligation to supply services or products at the price specified should counteract unfair strategic tendering in public procurement. This has been shown by a research report conducted on...