Etusivu \ FCCA 2017

The year 2017 in a nutshell

January

February

March

  • The working group (in Finnish) considering the reform of the Competition Act submitted its report (in Finnish).
  • The FCCA published a report on construction regulation, drawing attention to ensuring a sufficient supply of housing.

April

  • First decision about the supervision of public procurement. The FCCA drew the attention of Central Ostrobothnia’s joint municipal authority dealing with social welfare and health care matters (Soite) with regard to the objectives and implementation of principles referred to in the Act on Public Contracts.

June

August

  • The Finnish Government appointed Antti Neimala as Consumer Ombudsman and Director of the Consumer Division as of 1 January 2018.
  • The Consumer Ombudsman imposed injunctions on Finsoffat Oy, Kruunukaluste Oy, Stemma Oy and Vepsäläinen Oy for misleading marketing.

September

October

November

  • FCCA Day (in Finnish) for stakeholders under the theme “Competition and consumer policy in an economy in transition”
  • Director General Juhani Jokinen announced his plan to retire in the beginning of September 2018.
  • The Consumer Ombudsman started proceedings in the Market Court against L-Fashion Group Oy (TopSport), Scandinavian Outdoor Oy and SGN Sportia Oy for misleading marketing.

December

  • The Market Court imposed penalty payments on several coach companies, the Finnish Bus and Coach Association and Matkahuolto.
  • The Supreme Administrative Court referred the case concerning a price promise made by XXL to the Market Court.