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State Aid: Statement concerning judgement in the Hurtigruten case

8.10.2012

PR(12)64

In a judgement announced today, the EFTA Court upheld the decision by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that an agreement between the Norwegian State and Hurtigruten AS entails aid incompatible with the functioning of the EEA Agreement.

"I am content to see that the EFTA Court upholds the Authority's Decision of summer 2011. A considerable part of the aid granted to Hurtigruten in 2008 has in fact subsidised the company's commercial operations as a cruise line, going beyond payment for the public service in operating a ferry along the Norwegian coast. The State must now recover the overcompensation from the company. The precise amounts involved are being determined in an ongoing dialogue between the Norwegian State and the Authority. I hope that this process may now be concluded as swiftly as possible," Ms Oda Helen Sletnes, president of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, said.

Further information on the facts of the case can be found here.




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