Digital competition enforcement in the Nordics

Digital markets and platforms have increasingly attracted the attention of Nordic competition authorities in recent years. The interest had led to a large influx of reports and articles, exploring competition policy in the digital age.

So far, Nordic digital competition cases have mainly been related to small players or small markets. The largest cases, concerning European and global players, have been tackled at the EU level.

As many digital competition cases concern multinational players and are thus best tackled at the EU level, there is not yet a settled picture regarding the number and scope of digital cases that can or should be driven in the Nordics. 

In this note, we briefly discuss the state of digital competition enforcement in the Nordics – and reflect on what the future might hold.