Denmark: The Danish Competition Council finds that agreement between service providers on their subscription price for service on natural gas boilers is illegal.

31. May 2017

On November 30 2016, The Danish Competition Council found that HMN Naturgas I/S, DEBRA – Energibranchen, Gastech-Energi A/S and Kiertner ApS have infringed Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act by entering into an agreement which coordinate subscription prices for service on natural gas boilers to end users. The DCC orders the service providers to end the infringement immediately and to refrain from any action having the same or similar object or effect in the future.

Horizontal agreements in the framework of Campingraadet

31. May 2017

The Danish Competition Council has confirmed that two decisions made by the Danish umbrella organization “Campingrådet”, on the subject of 1) price fixing in relation to the sale of Camping Key Europe cards (CKE Camping card) from 446 of the Danish campsites; and 2) that the campsites in question shall only accept CKE as a valid camping card, have as their object to restrict competition on the camping card market.

Parliament passes new Marketing Practices Act

25. April 2017

Today, the Danish Parliament has adopted a new Marketing Practices Act with the aim of improving the competitive conditions for companies and providing a sound framework for consumers. The Marketing Practices Act will enter into force on 1 July 2017.

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.

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