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brought against it for its participation in the complex of cases regarding the Greater Copenhagen building cartels withdrawn.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.