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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,, and 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.

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.

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.

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.

Times are changing in the market for payment services

09. June 2016

New EU rules on payment services are expected to pave the way for more and innovative payment services. This could lead to lower costs for both stores and consumers.

The Competition Council: Tighten up regulation for public players on commercial markets

26. May 2016

The Danish Competition Council publishes recommendations on how to avoid public commercial activities distorting competition with private businesses on commercial markets.

The Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal confirms that consortia agreement between two road-contractors was illegal

03. May 2016

On 11 April 2016, the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal upheld a decision by the Danish Competition Council (DCC) of 24 June 2015. The DCC had found that LKF Vejmarkering A/S (“LKF”) and Eurostar Danmark A/S (“Eurostar”) had infringed Section 6 of the Danish Act on Competition and Article 101 TFEU by submitting a joint bid through a consortium in a tender for road marking in Denmark.

Competition and Consumer Authority acted correctly in merger case

29. April 2016

The Competition Appeals Tribunal has ruled that the Competition and Consumer Authority acted correctly in connection with the notification of the merger between Dansk Supermarked A/S and A/S in the summer of 2015.

The use of International payment cards is increasing

27. April 2016

The Dankort is the favourite payment card of Danes, but the use of international payment cards is increasing. This is evident from the analysis "The payment card market in 2016", which the Competition and Consumer Authority prepared for the Minister for Business and Growth.

Invitation to a dialogue on consortia and public procurement

26. April 2016

In continuation of the debate on consortia and public procurement, the Competition and Consumer Authority invites you to a dialogue meeting.