Better statistics to improve cost-effectiveness of public procurement

Press Poor statistics and follow-ups make it difficult to determine whether a tender procedure yielded the best value for money. This is the conclusion drawn in a report by the Swedish Competition Authority. The report also provide...

The Swedish Competition Authority examines the postal services market

The Swedish Competition Authority can confirm that it had cause to make unannounced visits to Posten. These visits comprise a step in the search for evidence that may support suspicions of the possible abuse of Posten’s...

Demand for maximum fines for illegal direct award of contract

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is demanding the maximum amount of the fine when the first case is brought to court in respect of an infringement of the new public procurement rules. A demand for a procurement fine of ten...

Large undertakings dominate the food market

Press There is today in Sweden high concentration both within the retail trade for daily consumer goods and within the food industry. There are a small number of undertakings within both of these sectors that represent a large part...

ASSA Sverige’s acquisition of Swesafe

The Swedish Competition Authority has decided to take no further action in respect of ASSA Sverige AB’s acquisition of Swesafe AB. This means that the Swedish Competition Authority will not investigate the acquisition any...

Clarify the objective of the procurement rules

The original objective of the procurement rules (“to increase efficiency in public expenditure”) must be clarified. This was the view submitted by the Swedish Competition Authority in its formal consultation response to the...

Swedish Competition Authority prefers uniform rate of VAT

A uniform rate of VAT reduces the risk of competition being distorted between businesses and sectors, and also reduces the administrative burden for both businesses and public authorities.

Welcome news about EU judgment on telecom competition

In a judgment, the European Court of Justice has supported the view of the Swedish Competition Authority that TeliaSonera has abused its dominant position in the ADSL market.