Great interest shown in starting new pharmacies

Press A large number of new pharmacies and increased accessibility for many consumers. These are the findings of a report conducted by the Swedish Competition Authority for the Swedish Government a year and a half after the...

‘No’ to an Act on procurements promoting innovation

The Swedish Competition Authority welcomes the procurements promoting innovation that are highlighted in the report and also shares the view of the Inquiry and descriptions of the possibilities available for measures to promo...

The Swedish Competition Authority follows up previous commitment

Five years ago Schneider Electric committed to make certain changes to its discount and bonus system. After an investigation of the company’s fulfilment of its commitment, the Swedish Competition Authority has decided not to...

Joint resolutions by the heads of the competition authorities in the EU

Do not give the EU milk producers the right to negotiate prices through their organizations of interests. The heads of the 27 national competition authorities and the Directorate General of Competition of the European...

New procurement authority to be financed by funds allocated by the State

The Swedish Competition Authority is backing the Swedish Agency for Public Management’s proposal to coordinate procurement support services within a new authority.

Standards affect competition

Press Different standards may represent an obstacle to functioning competition. However, standards may simultaneously be an effective tool to guarantee diversity and innovations and thus strengthen competition.

Pricing freedom for Make Up Store’s franchisees

The cosmetics chain Make Up Store, which sells products under its own brand, has following comments by the Swedish Competition Authority undertaken to ensure that individual franchisees can set their own prices for goods and...

Swedish Competition Authority issues proceedings against bus companies in respect of a cartel

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, two bus companies – Ölvemarks and Scandorama – have committed unauthorised collusion on prices, referred to as a ‘cartel’. They are now required to pay just over 13 million kron...