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Increased competition between online travel agencies

21. April 2017

Competition between online travel agencies (OTAs), which market i.a. Danish hotels, seems to be strengthened to some extent after changes to the so-called ‘wide parity clauses’ used by OTAs in their contracts with hotels.

Olympus Danmark A/S, Denmark, pays fine in settlement for resale price maintenance

18. April 2017

On 6 April 2017, Olympus Danmark A/S entered into a settlement with the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act by imposing a type of resale price maintenance. Accordingly Olympus Danmark A/S accepted to pay a fine of DKK 3,600,000 (€ 484,000).

New conditions for lottery games address competition concerns

07. April 2017

The Danish Gambling Authority has issued an updated licence to Danske Lotteri Spil, which has a monopoly and is a subsidiary of Danske Spil. The updated licence addresses the competition concerns of the Competition and Consumer Authority in relation to the conditions to which Danske Lotteri Spil was previously subject.

Competition and Consumer Authority launches new strategy

30. March 2017

The new strategy "Strong professionalism - clear effect" will provide a framework and direction for the Competition and Consumer Authority’s work up to 2020.

View map: These municipalities generate the most competition for public contracts

01. March 2017

Competition for public contracts could ultimately provide citizens with more for their tax money. A new map of Denmark provides an overview of the municipalities which are best at creating competition for performing public contracts.

JP/Politiken withdraws merger with Børsen

24. January 2017

JP/Politikens Hus A/S has dropped its proposed merger with Dagbladet Børsen. Consequently, the Danish Competition Council stops the review of the merger notification. The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has expressed serious concerns about the merger. If the merging parties cannot accommodate competition concerns by offering appropriate commitments, the merger shall be prohibited.

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