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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 Consumer Conditions

15. June 2017

Consumers can help ensure more effective competition if they are active and continuously consider whether they can buy a better or cheaper product from another supplier. Thus, active consumers may also help boost productivity and ensure lower prices in Denmark. Among other things, the consumer’s ability to play an active part and make the right choice depends on whether the market is transparent and whether consumers trust the services they can buy and the suppliers on the market.

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.

Parliament passes new Marketing Practices Act

25. April 2017

Today, the Danish Parliament has adopted a new Marketing Practices Act with the aim of improving the competitive conditions for companies and providing a sound framework for consumers. The Marketing Practices Act will enter into force on 1 July 2017.

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.

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).

New conditions for lottery games address competition concerns

07. April 2017

The Danish Gambling Authority has issued an updated licence to Danske Lotteri Spil, which has a monopoly and is a subsidiary of Danske Spil. The updated licence addresses the competition concerns of the Competition and Consumer Authority in relation to the conditions to which Danske Lotteri Spil was previously subject.

Competition and Consumer Authority launches new strategy

30. March 2017

The new strategy "Strong professionalism - clear effect" will provide a framework and direction for the Competition and Consumer Authority’s work up to 2020.

View map: These municipalities generate the most competition for public contracts

01. March 2017

Competition for public contracts could ultimately provide citizens with more for their tax money. A new map of Denmark provides an overview of the municipalities which are best at creating competition for performing public contracts.

JP/Politiken withdraws merger with Børsen

24. January 2017

JP/Politikens Hus A/S has dropped its proposed merger with Dagbladet Børsen. Consequently, the Danish Competition Council stops the review of the merger notification. The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has expressed serious concerns about the merger. If the merging parties cannot accommodate competition concerns by offering appropriate commitments, the merger shall be prohibited.