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Gå til Construction cartel ends in withdrawal of charges

07. December 2016

Contractor Julius Nielsen & Søn has seen the charges brought against it for its participation in the complex of cases regarding the Greater Copenhagen building cartels withdrawn. The complex of cases is thus closed. In total, 25 companies and 21 senior executives have paid fines totalling DKK 31 million in the cases.

Gå til Opel Danmark pays fine of DKK 8.25 million

08. November 2016

Opel Danmark A/S has entered into a settlement and accepted to pay a fine of DKK 8.25 million for infringing the Danish Competition Act. The company instructed its dealers to sell used leasing, rental and demo cars at fixed prices.

Gå til Listen your way to a better understanding of well-functioning markets

02. November 2016

It can be hard to find the time to read technical literature on, for example, what well-functioning markets are and why we need the Danish Competition Act. But now you can listen your way to a better understanding via podcasts while driving your car, cooking or perhaps taking a run.

Gå til Danish Competition Council: Serious problems on the market for medicines to pharmacies

14. October 2016

Two wholesalers account for almost all medicine to pharmacies. New wholesalers have failed to establish a foothold in the market and the competition on price among wholesalers appears to be is suspended. This entails higher prices and increased public healthcare expenditures. The Danish Competition Council concludes in a new analysis that change of regulation is needed.

Gå til New organisation in the Competition and Consumer Authority

06. October 2016

The Competition and Consumer Authority is to set up a Consumer Policy Centre and a new merger unit. At the same time, the competition law work is to be strengthened. The organisational changes will be complete by the end of the year.

Gå til Elsam imposed excessive pricing on the wholesale market for electricity in Western Denmark

30. August 2016

The Maritime and Commercial Court has just ruled that Elsam - now part of DONG Energy - infringed the Danish Competition Act by imposing excessive pricing for electricity in Western Denmark. Thus, the court upholds the Competition Council's 2007 decision in the case.

Gå til Price competition between hotel-booking portals

11. July 2016

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) has made a random survey of the prices offered on the three large reservation platforms, booking.com, hotels.com and hrs.com. The survey shows that the narrow parity clause implemented in the agreements between the reservation platforms and the hotels, including hotels in Denmark, about a year ago seems to have had an effect.

Gå til Planned reorganization of the DanBred system

05. July 2016

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) is investigating the Danish Agriculture and Food Council’s planned reorganization of the DanBred system. The DCCA has initiated its investigations i.a. after having received complaints from several market players.

Gå til Post Danmark abused its dominant position - now the decision is final

04. July 2016

Post Danmark has decided to discontinue a lawsuit against the Competition Council regarding a rebate system for direct mails. In 2009, the Competition Council found that Post Danmark had abused its dominant position. That decision has now been upheld.

Gå til Three analyses with facts about competition in the construction sector

30. June 2016

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority is publishing three analyses focused on competition and productivity in the construction sector. All three analyses have been prepared by independent consultancies for the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.