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...

Wider opportunities for more people to choose their healthcare clinic

Press Two hundred and twenty-three new healthcare clinics have opened. Opportunities to make a choice between healthcare clinics have improved. The number of private healthcare clinics has increased. The establishment of new...

The Swedish Competition Authority issues proceedings against tyre companies for bidding cartel

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is issuing proceedings against two tyre companies that participated in unauthorised cartel collaboration. These companies submitted collective tenders in conjunction with public procurements....

Research Seminar on Standard Setting

“The Pros and Cons of Standard Setting" was the theme of the Swedish Competition Authority’s annual research seminar held in Stockholm on the 12th of November 2010.

The Swedish Competition Authority has reviewed district heating prices in Stockholm

Press Fortum Värme has announced that the company intends to take measures to improve the position of district heating customers in Stockholm. At the same time there has been a change for the better in respect of district heating...