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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.

New point of entry for the processing of merger cases

22. December 2016

From 1 January 2017, a new unit in the Competition and Consumer Authority will be the point of entry for all merger cases.

Nykredit’s commitment extended by up to six months

21. December 2016

Nykredit has asked the Competition Council to reassess the commitment regarding a cap on administration margin, which the company made when merging with Totalkredit in 2003. Until a decision is made, the Competition Council has extended Nykredit’s temporary commitment – subject to a maximum of six months.

Still great potential for more public tenders

20. December 2016

Last year, the state, regions and municipalities put out tenders for 25.7 percent of the contracts for which it is possible to create competition. In recent years, that number has increased by approximately 1 percent per year, but the potential to create further competition for public procurement is still huge.

Furniture wholesaler fined DKK 600,000 for Competition Law breach

15. December 2016

The city Court in Holstebro has fined the furniture wholesaler Canett Furniture A/S DKK 600,000 for infringing the Danish Competition Act’s prohibition on resale price maintenance.

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