Better prioritisation against unfair competition

Press Six years ago a ban was introduced in the Swedish Competition Act prohibiting municipalities and other government authorities from competing with private companies in an improper way. The Swedish Competition Authority has...

Criticism of the Swedish Maritime Administration’s helicopter purchases

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has reviewed the Swedish Maritime Administration’s procurement of search and rescue helicopters, and is critical of the way in which the procurement was conducted.

Blocket will not acquire Hemnet

Press Blocket Bostad will not acquire its competitor Hemnet. The merger notification that had been previously submitted to the Swedish Competition Authority has been withdrawn by the parties. Those who sell or buy homes will benefi...

Home grocery deliveries and parcels rise in popularity

Press E-commerce and deliveries of parcels, particularly the market segment regarding parcels from business to consumers, has enjoyed strong growth over a long period due to more consumers purchasing products online in Sweden and...

Different prices for the same pharmaceuticals

Press The price paid for identical pharmaceutical products often varies by 6 to 9 percent between county councils. The fact that there are relatively large spreads in prices for entirely homogeneous products suggests that more...

Procurement fine imposed on Västerås

Press Västerås municpality has procured online TV services without advertising the deal first. The Swedish Competition Authority is currently bringing a claim before the court demanding that the municipality should be ordered to pa...

Judgment on sign fee for taxis at Arlanda

Press In a judgment by Stockholm City Court, the sign fee that Swedavia charged taxi companies has been deemed a problem both for consumers and the competition. Despite this, the court has not ordered the payment of an administrati...

Research grants for competition and procurement

Press How providing state aid to businesses affects competition, confidence in independent competition authorities and whether consumer complaints can regulate competition. These are some of the new areas that receive research gran...