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Gå til 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.

Gå til 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.

Gå til 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.

Gå til 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.

Gå til 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.

Gå til 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.

Gå til 2015 was a record year for mergers

31. March 2016

Last year, the Competition and Consumer Authority processed 41 mergers. Interventions against anti-competitive agreements also left their mark on the year, with the new, independent Competition Council taking office on July 1.

Gå til Danske Bank and Nets have infringed the Danish Payment Services Act

18. March 2016

In violation of the Danish Payment Services Act, Danske Bank and Nets’ subsidiary Teller required businesses not to surcharge for certain payment solutions to consumers. The Competition and Consumer Authority has issued an order. Both companies have changed their contracts.

Gå til Conference on well-functioning markets - challenges and perspectives

17. March 2016

On Friday May 27 we invite you to a conference on "well-functioning markets - challenges and perspectives". Among other things, the conference will focus on how better competition and consumer conditions can help create growth in Denmark, including how better competition for public contracts is being created.

Gå til Huge fines for estate agency chains

07. March 2016

Five Danish estate agency chains have accepted to pay a total fine of almost DKK 12 million for infringement of the Danish Competition Act. Another chain as well as The Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents reject the multi-million fine and will therefore be charged by the Public Prosecutor.