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.

New members in the research and procurement councils

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

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...

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...

Swedish Migration Board required to pay fine for illegal award of contract

Press The Swedish Migration Board must pay fines of SEK 5.5m, as a detention centre in Åstorp has been built without the building work being subject to competition through the publication of a contract notice. The Swedish Competiti...

Five million Swedish kronor for research into competition and procurement

Press What do private companies feel about municipal authorities being involved in activities that restrict competition? This is one of the areas for which research funds are being provided by Swedish Competition Authority.

Municipal bus company runs a prohibited contracted travel service

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is bringing proceedings against the municipal company Skelleftebuss as the presence of this company in the market has impeded other bus companies from operating and expanding in the contracte...