Risk of municipal undertakings knocking out private companies

Press Private entrepreneurs feel that they face significant competition from public companies, and that competitive pressure from the public sector has increased. This picture is confirmed by municipal undertakings. The information...

A success for Swedish home sellers

Press A court ruling in favour of Swedish home sellers. That is the Swedish Competition Authority’s comment on the decision that prohibits the real estate merger where Swedish bank Swedbank, owner of the country’s largest real esta...

The Competition Authority refrains from taking action against a small actor’s minimum price list

By way of an anonymous complaint the Competition Authority has been made aware of the fact that a manufacturer of protein powder products has applied mandatory minimum resale prices, so-called resale price maintenance, in...

Demand for procurement fines for Inköp Gävleborg

Press Inköp Gävleborg is a municipal association that includes ten municipalities in the region. The Swedish Competition Authority has now taken the municipality to court with demands for penalties of SEK 170,000 claiming they made...

The Swedish Competition Authority invites hotels and other affected parties to submit comments

The Competition Authority is currently investigating competition problems in the hotel sector and invites market participants to submit their views.

Four out of ten health care centres running at a deficit

Press There are good opportunities for quality competition among health care centres in many parts of the country. But many of the centres are finding it difficult to make ends meet on the county council’s compensation – and that...

Swedish Match faces SEK 38 million in administrative fines from the Swedish Competition Authority

Press Manufacturers of snus and consumers have been negatively affected by the strict rules imposed by the dominant market player Swedish Match for their snus coolers. The Swedish Competition Authority is now summoning Swedish Matc...

Lowest price the deciding factor in most procurements

Press More public procurement contracts are now being awarded on the basis of “the lowest price" instead of “the most economically advantageous” tender. This is shown by new statistics from the Swedish Competition Authority.