State Aid

The State Aid Unit oversees the State Aid Act with regulations. The purpose of the common regulatory framework on state aid in the European Economic Area is to prevent national and local authorities from favouring certain enterprises or industries in a way which could distorts competition.

The legislation ensures a level playing field for competitors. The Unit ensures that appropriate Norwegian regulation is in place, and that it is in line with Norway's international obligations. The Unit also engages proactively at EU institutional level and with our EEA and EU partners so as to ensure that Norway's priority measures are advanced. Furthermore, the Unit provides guidance on the state aid rules to aid grantors. The Unit coordinates state aid cases, and serves as contact point between the state aid grantor and the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.