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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.

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.

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.

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.

More recycling will support well-functioning markets in the Nordic countries

29. February 2016

There are significant differences in the structure and regulation of the waste management sectors across the Nordic countries. In all the Nordic countries, better regulation of the waste management sector can create socioeconomic benefits, including lower costs for households. This is concluded by a report on competition in the Nordic waste markets, which the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has prepared together with the other Nordic competition authorities.

Home accepts multi-million fine in competition case

16. February 2016

Estate agency chain Home A/S has agreed to pay a fine of DKK 3.75 million for its contribution to the boycott of housing portal A personal fine has also been accepted in the case.

Overall effort to contribute to improved supply

07. January 2016

Together with a number of other organisations, the Competition and Consumer Authority is publishing a guideline on better and cheaper public procurement.

The OECD recommends improvements in framework and procedures for Danish competition cases

17. October 2015

A very thorough examination of Danish competition policy and of the work of the Danish competition authorities has resulted in recognition of the authority and in recommendations concerning the Danish Competition Act.

New study on the competition on public procurement through central framework agreements

16. April 2015

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority’s (DCCA) study on public procurement through central framework agreements shows that in most cases, there was a basis for effective competition to be awarded a contract under a central framework agreement. However, on every sixth agreement agreements, all tenderers were eventually awarded contracts.

Competition analysis of “Betalingsservice”, a Danish direct debit product

24. June 2014

The Danish direct debit product, Betalingsservice, is one of the best -known payment solutions in Denmark. Betalingsservice was launched in 1974 by PBS (now Nets Holding) and 95 % of households are using the product. In 2012 more than 16,500 businesses, public authorities and associations (creditors) carried out 195 billion payments using Betalingsservice.