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Has unlawful state aid gone to waste handling in Tromsø?

4.12.2019

PR(19)33 

EN | NO

ESA opens formal investigation to find out if unlawful state aid has financed waste handling in Tromsø, Norway. 

Tromsø municipality established the Remiks Group in 2009, and has been purchasing waste handling services from the Group since 2010.

Based on a complaint, ESA will investigate whether companies in the Remiks Group received an advantage not available on the market. This is to ensure healthy competition and that public funds are not used to overpay for services.

ESA will look into whether:

  • Tromsø municipality overpaid Remiks Næring for collection of industrial waste
  • Remiks Husholdning overpaid Remiks Produksjon for waste treatment services
  • Certain transactions in 2010 and 2012, relating to the establishment of the Remiks Group, were concluded on market terms

The Remiks Group is owned by Tromsø municipality. The Group consists of Remiks Miljøpark AS and its three subsidiaries Remiks Husholdning AS, Remiks Produksjon AS, and Remiks Næring AS.

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For further information, please contact:

Øystein Solvang
Head of Communications
mob. +32 490 57 63 53




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