Industry Minister Jan Christian Vestre (AP) is open to giving businesses in crisis loans instead of financial support, TV 2 reports.
“I can say that we are looking at several ideas, and then there are some basic issues that we have to decide on… Should any financial support be given as pure support, or should it be given as a loan?” Industry Minister Jan Christian Vestre told TV 2.
He pointed out that the state used loan guarantee schemes during the corona pandemic.
Vestre: Some companies will fail
“Unfortunately, some companies will fail. That’s how it is,” he stated.
The government must also take into account complicated EU rules for state aid. Still, Vestre assures that crisis aid is on the way.
“We have said that we will come to the aid of the companies that are struggling the most, hopefully already this autumn,” he added.
According to Vestre, it is still too early to provide more details on the measures.
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