Procurement inspection promotes compliance with the rules

Press No less than nine out of ten procuring government agencies have changed their procedures or their organisation after being inspected by the Competition Authority. A common response has been to improve the expertise regarding...

Better conditions for competition between online travel agencies following investigation

– The conditions for competition between online travel agencies have improved. This is shown by a recent monitoring exercise of the decisions on the contractual terms and conditions of online travel agencies made by several...

Greater availability and lower prices

Press Greater availability of non-prescription pharmaceuticals, and lower prices at non-pharmacy sales outlets. A study conducted by the Swedish Competition Authority shows that this is what has happened in the case of top-selling...

New digital markets improve competition

Press E-commerce and sharing economies contribute to improved competition. New digital platforms make it possible to reach clients over large distances and use resources more efficiently. This is emphasized by the Swedish Competiti...

Purchase of supplementary (Attefall) houses was an illegal direct award

Press When the municipal body Östersundshem purchased a large number of supplementary houses (so-called Attefall houses) last winter, they were in breach of procurement rules. The Swedish Competition Authority has concluded that th...

No to profit regulation for contracted welfare services

Press The investigations of the Welfare Commission have not shown any so-called excess profits in those welfare markets where the contract award is made after an exposure to competition . Therefore, there is no need to regulate...

Criticism of procurement by Lapplands kommunalförbund

Press Lapplands kommunalförbund (the federation of local municipalities in Lappland) breached procurement rules with a purchase of educational equipment. The fact that the purchase was financed by an external party does not...

Swedish Match fined for abuse of market power

Press Smaller-scale producers of snus tobacco have reason to be pleased today. This is the view of the Swedish Competition Authority after the Patent and Market Court ruled that Swedish Match must pay fines amounting to almost SEK ...