Competition Authority wants to prevent Assa Abloy from buying Copiax

Press Assa Abloy AB’s planned takeover of wholesaler Copiax AB would create a monopoly situation and should therefore be prohibited, says the Swedish Competition Authority. The agency is seeking a court order to halt the purchase.

Arvid Fredenberg acting Chief Economist

From 1 September 2008 until 31 July 2009, the Swedish Competition Authority’s Chief Economist, Professor Sten Nyberg, will be on leave of absence to pursue research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, US.

Government commission to propose specific action for strengthening competition in Sweden

The Swedish Competition Authority is to present the Government with specific proposals for strengthening competition, on the basis of a broad review of the current competitive situation in Sweden.

Jan-Erik Ljusberg is appointed as acting director general from 1 July 2008

The Swedish Government has appointed Jan-Erik Ljusberg as acting director general of the Swedish Competition Authority from 1 July 2008 until a new director general has been appointed.

New Swedish law facilitates the fight against cartels

Press A trading prohibition for those engaging in unlawful cartel activities, heavier cartel penalties (administrative fines) and swifter recourse to legal proceedings. These are some of the key features of the new Competition Act...

Research into free trade, care quality and the price of medicines

Press Three new research projects can now begin as the result of a funding decision by the Swedish Competition Authority. The projects focus on the quality of Swedish elderly care, the pricing of medicines and the point of...

Illegal waste contracts hit the consumer

A number of Swedish municipalities have concluded waste management agreements without engaging in the statutory procurement process.

Greater welfare with more open borders

Press Further internationalisation of the economy can help boost welfare in Sweden. But this can only be achieved if we have efficient markets in Sweden and if competitive pressure remains strong.