The EEA State Aid rules continue to be in the public spotlight in Norway, and during the last year state aid questions have arisen in relation to, among others, the refund scheme for exploration costs, the CO2 state aid and the Norwegian R&D&I tax incentive scheme "Skattefunn", the excise duties on chocolate and sugar and the support to the Norwegian Public Broadcaster, NRK.

The chapter gives a practical insight into the Norwegian state aid rules to lawyers, legal scholars and anyone taking an interest in state aid.

The chapter gives you answers to this:

  • What is the Norwegian state aid policy?
  • Which bodies are in charge of granting aid and receiving aid applications in Norway?
  • What scope is there for state aid in Norway and what are the most significant aid schemes?
  • How is the legal (procedural and substantive) framework for aid in Norway?
  • What are the important strategic considerations and best practices for aid recipients?
  • How can competitors find out about possible illegal or unlawful aid and what are the important strategic considerations for competitors?
  • What role do state aid implications concerning public undertakings, public holdings and public-private partnerships play in Norway?

You may read the Norwegian chapter here. The full title is also available by clicking here.

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