A Swedish Administrative Court finds that an agreement on sale and decontamination of a piece of land constitutes illegal State aid under national law as well as under the EC law (Egeskans)

Factual Background The municipal council in Karlskrona decided to sell a piece of land to the building contractor NCC for 5 million SEK. Moreover, it was agreed that the municipality should pay the costs of NCC decontaminating the land (which was required if the land was to be exploited). The municipal council also promised to grant NCC a building permit after the decontamination. No bidding procedure or independent evaluation of the land was carried out. The

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  • ABB (Zurich)
  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
  • Öberg & Associés

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Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg, Ida Otken Eriksson, A Swedish Administrative Court finds that an agreement on sale and decontamination of a piece of land constitutes illegal State aid under national law as well as under the EC law (Egeskans), 21 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 27178

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