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The members of Bergen European law Research Group (BERG) conduct legal research within several legal fields within EU and EEA law, such as the four freedoms, competition law, public procurement law and state aid law. BERG is situated at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, and affiliated to Bergen Centre for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE). In addition to teaching and research, various research and scholarly activities such as seminars and workshops are arranged, which are open to both students, colleagues and other interested. 

The Research Group is led by Associate Professor Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund and Professor Christian Franklin

Depicted: Øyvind Villanger, Kristian Wederhus, Håvard Olai Holsen, Malgorzata Agnieska Cyndecka, Linda Midtun, Liliia Oprysk, Ronny Gjendemsjø, Chiara Morfea, Tore Lunde, Melanie Hack, Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund, Christian Franklin, Marte Dahl Reisæter, Tollef Otterdal Heggen

Not present: Eivind Helland Marienborg, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, Kristian Strømsnes og Thomas Vinje.

Bergen European law Research Group (BERG) consists of researchers working on various legal issues within general market law, competition law, state aid law, public procurement law, and other connected areas. 

BERG functions primarily as a forum for academic discussions. On this site, the research group will report and publish updates on current topical events and activities. 

Several of the researchers are also affiliated with BECCLE, and most of the activities take place at the centre. In addition to BERG's own activities and events, BECCLE frequently hosts seminars and events dealing with current competition law, economic and policy questions. BECCLE is located on the third floor of the JUS II-building, next to the main building of the Faculty of Law. Most of BERG's members have their offices here. To read more about BECCLE, follow this link.




Ingrid Barlund is appointed member of an expert group revising the Norwegian Act on Financial Supervision

Postdoctoral fellow and leader of the research group, Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund, will be part of a government-appointed committee that will review and assess the Norwegian Act on Financial Supervision

Presentation from CET lunch seminar available
A city on an island

Available presentation

The presentation from the seminar is now available.


BECCLE team presents at ESA

in mid October, Malgorzata Cyndecka and Tim Wyndham of BECCLE met with representatives of the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the European Commission and presented their findings regarding the Authority’s state aid decision on zero VAT rate for electronic news services.

Are you interested in writing a master thesis within the areas of BERG?

The Research Group also offers the opportunity to write a large (60 ECTS) master thesis in affiliation with the Research Group. To read more about these possibilities, follow this link.