State aid e-news, 24 July 2009

24.7.2009

VII. European Economic Area

Based on the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), the EFTA States participating in the EEA have entrusted the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court with similar decision making powers to that of the Commission and the European Court of Justice, respectively, in the field of state aid for the EFTA states.



1. Decisions of the EFTA Surveillance Authority


Country Title/links to documents Case number Objective Decision date
Newly adopted decisions
Norway

EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 341/09/COL of 23 July 2009 on the notified scheme concerning tax benefits for certain cooperatives

Press release

63768 n.a. 23.07.2009
Norway

EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 342/09/COL of 23 July 2009 on the exemption from the Norwegian CO2 tax on gas and LPG on the use of gas for purposes other than the heating of buildings

Press release

63913

Environment


23.07.2009
Norway

EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 343/09/COL of 23 July 2009 on the property transactions engaged in by the Municipality of Time concerning property numbers 1/152, 1/301, 1/630, 4/165, 2/70 and 2/32

Press release

63911

No aid


23.07.2009
Iceland

EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 344/09/COL of 23 July 2009 on the Helguvík Aluminium Smelter

Press release

66250 Regional aid, business taxation 23.07.2009
Public versions of decisions made available
None



Decisions published in the OJ
None





2. Block Exemptions - Information sheets published in the OJ


Country Title/links to documents Case number Objective
Norway

Centres for environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

OJ C171 of 23.07.2009, p. 31

EN, DE, NO, IS

GBER5/09/R&D R&D&I
Norway

The Bioenergy Scheme

OJ C171 of 23.07.2009, p. 34

EN, DE, NO, IS

GBER3/09/TRA Training aid
Norway

Pilot project to stimulate establishing a bioenergy sector in the Hordaland region

OJ C171 of 23.07.2009, p. 35

EN, DE, NO, IS

GBER4/09/ENV Environment



3. State Aid Guidelines


None


4. EFTA Court


None


5. Other EEA points of interest


Title/links to documents

The EFTA Surveillance Authority's notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 3 EFTA States applicable as from 1 April 2009

EN, DE, NO, IS





Other EEA Institutions


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