The report represents a joint and clear statement by the Nordic competition authorities in support of continued strong enforcement during the global economic crisis.
The report first presents a review of how the crisis has affected the economies of the Nordic countries and the measures imposed to counteract the negative effects in each country. The report presents a historical perspective on previous crises, and briefly reviews the lessons learned from a competition point of view. The report also reviews empirical evidence on the connection between competition, innovation and economic growth. Before concluding with specific recommendations on competition policy in times of crisis, the report covers how competition policy has been challenged so far in the Nordic countries du