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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Boliga.dk. A personal fine has also been accepted in the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.