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Listen your way to a better understanding of well-functioning markets

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.

Danish Competion Council: Serious problems on the market for medicines to pharmacies

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.

New organisation in the Competition and Consumer Authority

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.

The Danish Competition Council has declared that the prohibition against anti-competitive agreements does not apply to the provision of hotel benchmarking reports by the Danish hotel organization, Horesta

28. September 2016

Upon notification from the Danish hotel organization, Horesta, the Danish Competition Council has declared that according to the facts in its possession, an anticipated modernization of Horesta’s benchmarking system “Horestas Videnbank” falls outside the scope of the prohibition against anticompetitive agreements in Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

Elsam imposed excessive pricing on the wholesale market for electricity in Western Denmark

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.

New Deputy Director General for Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

09. August 2016

Jacob Schaumburg-Müller has been appointed new Deputy Director General for the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority from 1st of September 2016.

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