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Denmark: Fine of DKK 500,000 to manufacturer of sportswear for retail price maintenance
On May 7, 2021, the City Court of Aalborg sentenced the Danish manufacturer of sports clothes Fusion ApS to pay a fine of DKK 500.000 (€ 67,242) for resale price maintenance. Moreover, a member of the management was sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 50.000 (€ 6,724).
Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal: FK Distribution has abused its dominant position
The Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal has upheld a June 2020 decision by the Danish Competition Council stating that FK Distribution abused its dominant position on the market for distribution of unaddressed mail (print circulars) in Denmark by tying its sale of distribution of print circulars in Denmark with its sale of viewing of circulars on its digital platform in Denmark.
Nordic Competition Authorities: Online pharmacies can increase competition in the pharmacy sector
The Nordic Competition Authorities have 14.4.2021 published a joint memorandum on online pharmacy markets in the Nordics. The memorandum finds that the size and regulation of online pharmacy markets varies among the Nordic countries. Based on the experience in more liberalised markets, online pharmacies offer great potential in organizing pharmacy services more efficiently and enhance accessibility of pharmacy services.