New Nordic Report: Competition leads to innovation, growth and a more effective public sector

Press Competition and competition policy can contribute to growth, an improved innovation climate and increased quality and efficiency within the public sector. This emerges from a joint report by the Nordic competition authorities.

Sveriges Radio taken to court over procurement fines

Press Sveriges Radio carried out an illegal direct award of contract in connection with a staff party. The Swedish Competition Authority therefore requires Sveriges Radio to pay procurement fines of SEK 200,000.

The Swedish Competition Authority appeals ruling

Press The Swedish Competition Authority wants the Market Court to reverse the acquittal of the Dala-Mitt Rescue Services. The Stockholm City Court's assessment is incorrect on several points and includes evidence requirements that ...

SVT is required to pay fine for illegal direct award of contract

Press When SVT (the Swedish public service broadcaster) had a staff party, the company directly approached two suppliers instead of conducting a public procurement.

Rental of office equipment must be procured

Press The Swedish Competition Authority requests that Karolinska Institutet pays SEK 200,000 in fines/procurement damages for having signed an agreement pertaining to rental of printers, scanners and copying machines without public...

Problems when municipalities impede competition

Press The Swedish Competition Authority's demands that independent companies were given access to a training area owned by a municipal association was not approved by the Stockholm City Court.

How Sweden’s municipal system of choice work best

Press An increasing number of users actively choose a care provider when they are being offered the choice in accordance with the Act on System of Choice, in the municipality. At the same time, there are an increasing number of...

SJ taken to court over procurement penalties

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, SJ made an illegal move when acquiring cleaning services via direct procurement. Consequently, SJ is now required to pay penalties/procurement damages of SEK 8.5m.