Press releases

 

Booking platforms may have helped create growth in the Danish hotel business

01. February 2019

Digitization has created opportunities for the tourists and the hotels. Recent years have seen significant growth in the Danish hotel industry, and booking platforms have likely contributed to the increased demand for overnight stays in Denmark. The booking platforms are of great value to Danish consumers, but have also created some challenges.

Denmark has ratified a new agreement on cooperation between the Nordic competition authorities

20. December 2018

On 20 December 2018 Denmark has acceded to a revised Nordic agreement on cooperation in competition cases.

New guidelines on joint bidding under competition law

05. July 2018

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority published new guidelines on how to assess joint bidding under competition law on 25 April 2018. These guidelines are now available in English.

Improving the effectiveness of terms and conditions in online trade

22. June 2018

This article reports the results of a lab experiment that successfully enabled consumers to take notice of terms and conditions (T&Cs) in an online shopping environment and use these more when actively choosing between products.

Plumbing company pays fine in settlement for bid rigging

15. August 2017

On July 20, 2017, the Danish plumbing company Fredensborg VVS-Teknik A/S entered into a settlement with the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

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).

New guidance on documentation for tenders

30. June 2017

The Competition and Consumer Authority is now issuing an expanded guidance on ESDP which also examines questions on the documentation of information provided in the ESPD and guidance on the use of e-Certis.

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.

New guidance on tax issues in public procurement

21. June 2017

New guidance from the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority clarifies how requirements may be imposed regarding tax issues in connection with procurement and where the boundaries lie within the EU procurement rules.

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.