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In the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, we detect and take action against violations of the Danish Competition Act.

We endorse large business mergers and we conduct studies of competitive conditions in different market sectors to promote competition and enhance consumer welfare.

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News

New collaboration with hotels to increase competition between online travel agents

13. July 2017

Competition and Consumer Authority collaborates with Danish Chamber of Commerce and HORESTA to help Danish hotels get better deals with and increase competition between online travel agents (OTAs).

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority launches draft guidelines on joint bidding under competition law

27. June 2017

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has published draft guidelines on joint bidding consortia. The draft guidelines contain, inter alia, information on the assessments undertakings shall make when they consider bidding for a contract together with one or more undertakings.

Danish consumer conditions ranked average in Europe

15. June 2017

Denmark is ranked average when Danish consumers are asked about their experiences with consumer conditions. Among 10 European countries Danish consumer conditions are ranked fifth when looking at 42 markets. Danish consumer conditions are ranked below average in 36 of 42 markets.

Danish Competition Council launches study on the pension market

12. June 2017

Danish Competition Council launches study on the pension market. The Danish pension sector administers around 4.000 bn. DKR and consumer mobility seems very limited. The new study will take in the entire market. This includes both private pensions and collective labour market pensions.

Olympus Danmark A/S, Denmark, pays fine in settlement for resale price maintenance

18. April 2017

On 6 April 2017, Olympus Danmark A/S entered into a settlement with the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act by imposing a type of resale price maintenance. Accordingly Olympus Danmark A/S accepted to pay a fine of DKK 3,600,000 (€ 484,000).

Increased competition between online travel agencies

21. April 2017

Competition between online travel agencies (OTAs), which market i.a. Danish hotels, seems to be strengthened to some extent after changes to the so-called ‘wide parity clauses’ used by OTAs in their contracts with hotels.