Sweden imposes stricter competition rules

Press Business leaders taking part in an illegal cartel may in future be prohibited from trading. This is one of the new features of Sweden’s updated and more rigorous Competition Act, due to enter into force on 1 November.

Alecta did not limit competition

The Alecta insurance company did not act in such a way that its behaviour had an anti-competitive effect on the market. Reaching this conclusion, the Swedish Competition Authority has closed the case of suspected abuse of a...

Nordic experience important in reforming the pharmaceutical market

Press The markets for pharmaceutical retail in the Nordic countries have undergone or will soon be undergoing major changes. In Sweden, the Government is preparing to phase out the present state monopoly on the market over the next...

New rules pave the way for freedom of choice

Press A new law is due shortly that will make it easier for Swedish municipalities and county councils to introduce freedom of choice for patients and clients in their health care and social care systems. Under the new law, more...

Public actors must not compete with private

Press Municipalities and other public actors should not be allowed to operate in functioning markets, since they force out established businesses and obstruct market entry. Worst hit are small local enterprises.

Dissolve joint ownership of nuclear power plants

If the competitive potential of the electricity market is to be realized, it is very inappropriate that the three large enterprises Eon, Vattenfall and Fortum have joint ownership and control over all nuclear power plants in...

Volvo and Renault dealers convicted of operating a cartel

Press Eight dealers selling Volvo and Renault cars in southern Sweden have been found guilty by the Market Court of unlawful price collusion and market sharing, and have been ordered to pay fines of over SEK 21 million in total.

Competition Authority accepts advertising body's commitments

The Swedish Competition Authority has decided to accept commitments given by the Swedish Association of Advertisers and its service company, Sveriges Annonsörer AB, and has applied to the Stockholm City Court for an order...