4.3.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 75/4


State aid – Decision to raise no objections

(2021/C 75/04)

The EFTA Surveillance Authority raises no objections to the following state aid measure:

Date of adoption of the decision

25 November 2020

Case No

85853

Decision No

137/20/COL

EFTA State

Norway

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

COVID-19 Compensation scheme for operators of year-round, commercial, long-distance scheduled bus or passenger boat services

Legal basis

The regulation on a temporary compensation scheme for operators of commercial bus and passenger boat routes with a loss in turnover caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

Type of measure

Scheme

Objective

Compensation for loss incurred by Covid-19 outbreak and the infection control measures implemented by the Norwegian authorities, to ensure the continuity of year-round, commercial, long-distance bus and passenger boat services that do not receive compensation from local or other public authorities for public services obligation

Form of aid

Direct grants

Budget

NOK 100 million

Intensity

80 % June, 60 % in July and August

Duration

1.6.2020 – 31.8.2020

Economic sectors

Land and sea transport

Name and address of the granting authority

The Norwegian Railway Directorate

Jernbanedirektoratet

Postboks 16 Sentrum

N-0101 Oslo

NORWAY

The authentic text of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found on the EFTA Surveillance Authority’s website: http://www.eftasurv.int/state-aid/state-aid-register/decisions/