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C 262/14 EN Official Journal of the European Union 4.11.

2009

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State
aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agricultural products and
amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
(2009/C 262/09)

Aid No: XA 5/09 — where the relocation in the public interest results in the
farmer benefiting from more modern facilities or
increases the production capacity, the farmer must
Member State: Republic of Slovenia
contribute at least 60 % of the increase in the value of
the facilities concerned after relocation. If the beneficiary
Region: Municipality of Šmarješke Toplice is a young farmer, this contribution shall be at least
55 %.
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
vidual aid: Podpora ohranjanju in spodbujanju razvoja 4. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums:
kmetijstva in podeželja v Občini Šmarješke Toplice 2009–2013

— up to 50 % of the eligible costs of an insurance premium


Legal basis: Pravilnik o ohranjanju in spodbujanju razvoja
for insuring fruit and livestock against disease.
kmetijstva in podeželja v Občini Šmarješke Toplice za
programsko obdobje 2009–2013 (II Poglavje)
5. Aid for land reparcelling:
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
— up to 100 % of the legal and administrative costs
incurred.
2009 — EUR 25 000

6. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural


2010 — EUR 25 000 products:

2011 — EUR 25 000


— up to 100 % of the eligible costs of market research
activities, product conception and design, including aid
2012 — EUR 25 000 granted for the preparation of applications for recog­
nition of geographical indications, designations of
origin or certificates of specific character in accordance
2013 — EUR 25 000
with the relevant Community regulations, the intro­
duction of quality assurance schemes and training
Maximum aid intensity: personnel to apply schemes and systems. The aid is to
be granted in the form of subsidised services and does
not involve direct payments of money to producers.
1. Investment in agricultural holdings:

— up to 40 % of eligible investment costs. 7. Provision of technical support in agriculture:

2. Conservation of traditional landscapes and buildings: — up to 100 % of eligible costs concerning education and
training of farmers and farm workers, consultancy
services which do not constitute a continuous or
— up to 40 % of actual costs in the case of non-productive
periodic activity, the organisation of forums for
features,
exchanging knowledge amongst farms, competitions,
exhibitions and fairs, participation in such events, and
— up to 60 % of actual costs in the case of productive publications. The aid is to be granted in the form of
assets, provided that there is no increase in the subsidised services and must not involve direct
production capacity of the farm; payments of money to producers

— up to 100 % to cover the extra costs incurred by using Date of implementation: Date of publication of the regis­
traditional materials. tration number of the request for exemption on the website
of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and
3. Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest: Rural Development

— up to 25 % of cost of the dismantling, removal and re- Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
erection of existing facilities. 31 December 2013
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Objective of aid: To support SMEs Other information:

The municipality’s Rules meet the requirements of Commission


Reference to Articles in Commission Regulation (EC) No
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 concerning the measures to be
1857/2006 and eligible costs:
adopted by the municipality and the general provisions
applicable (steps preceding grant of aid, cumulation, trans­
parency and monitoring of aid).
Chapter II of the draft Rules on preserving and promoting the
development of agriculture and rural areas in the municipality
of Šmarješke Toplice for the programming period 2009-13 Aid scheme XA 320/07 will expire on the date on which this
includes measures constituting State aid in accordance with scheme enters into force.
the following Articles of Commission Regulation (EC) No
1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the application of Bernardka KRNC
Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and
medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agri­ Mayor of the municipality of Šmarješke Toplice
cultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
(OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3) and Commission Regulation (EC)
No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 declaring certain categories of
aid compatible with the common market in application of Aid No: XA 89/09
Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty (General block exemption
Regulation) (OJ L 214, 9.8.2008, p. 3).
Member State: Italy
Article 4 of the Commission Regulation: Investment in agri­
cultural holdings;
Region: Basilicata

Article 5 of the Commission Regulation: Conservation of tradi­


tional landscapes and buildings;
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
vidual aid: Sostegno delle aziende agricole per l’abbattimento di
Article 6 of the Commission Regulation: Relocation of farm frutteti colpiti da Sharka
buildings in the public interest:

Legal basis:
Article 12 of the Commission Regulation: Aid towards the
payment of insurance premiums;

Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective


Article 13 of the Commission Regulation: Aid for land repar­ measures against the introduction into the Community of
celling; organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against
their spread within the Community, in particular Article 16(1);

Article 14 of the Commission Regulation: Aid to encourage the


production of quality agricultural products;
Legge 1 luglio 1997, n. 206 Norme in favore delle produzioni
agricole danneggiate da organismi nocivi.
Article 15 of the Commission Regulation: Provision of technical
support in the agricultural sector
Decreto del ministero delle politiche agricole e forestali del
Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture 29 novembre 1996 recante «lotta obbligatoria contro il virus
della vaiolatura delle drupacee» (Sharka).

Name and address of the granting authority:


Delibera di Giunta Regionale del 19 giugno 2009, n. 1152
Modifica della D.G.R. n. 1874 del 21 novembre 2008 «L.
Občina Šmarješke Toplice 206/1997 — misure regionali di sostegno delle aziende
Šmarjeta 66 agricole per l’abbattimento di frutteti colpiti da sharka. Appro­
SI-8220 Šmarješke Toplice vazione criteri e modulistica e contestuale apertura bando»
SLOVENIJA

Website: Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall


amount of individual aid granted to the company: The total
http://www.uradni-list.si/1/objava.jsp?urlid=200951&objava= budget of the aid scheme for the entire period from 1 February
2557 2009 to 30 April 2010 amounts to EUR 340 000,00
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Maximum aid intensity: Aid No: XA 154/09

The aid will not exceed 100 % of the market value of grubbed- Member State: Hungary
up plants and of the loss of income due to quarantine obli­
gations and replanting difficulties.
Region: Magyarország egész területe
Aid concerns only losses caused by sharka, the outbreaks of
which were officially identified by the Regional Plant Health
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
Service in 2008
vidual aid: Az Agrár-Vállalkozási Hitelgarancia Alapítvány
kedvezményes díjú készfizető kezességvállalása az
1857/2006/EK bizottsági rendelettel összhangban nyújtott
Date of implementation: 1 May 2009 hitelekhez

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: 30 April 2010


Legal basis:

Objective of aid:
a kezességvállaló intézmény által csoportmentességi rendelet
alapján vállalt kedvezményes díjú készfizető kezesség szabá-
lyairól szóló …/2009. (…) FVM rendelet:
Payments, in conformity with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No
1857/2006, are granted for the prevention, control and eradi­
cation of the plum pox virus, responsible for the disease known
as sharka. — a kis- és középvállalkozásokról, fejlődésük támogatásáról
szóló 2004. évi XXXIV. törvény,

The virus is acknowledged to be a harmful organism requiring


quarantine. The prohibition on its introduction and spread in — a Magyar Köztársaság 2008. évi költségvetéséről szóló
the European Union and Italy is laid down respectively by 2007. évi CLXIX. törvény
Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000, the Decree of
the Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policy of 29 November
1996 (Mandatory fight against the plum pox virus (Sharka)) and Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
Legislative Decree No 214 of 19 August 2005 amount of individual aid granted to the company:

Sector(s) concerned: Apricot, peach and nectarine orchards The total planned budget of the aid guarantee programme:
HUF 5 billion (~ EUR 18,8 million). The total budget of the
guarantee programme (total credit): HUF 50 billion
Name and address of the granting authority: (~ EUR 188,6 million).

Regione Basilicata The total funding of the Foundation guarantee has not been
Dipartimento agricoltura, sviluppo rurale, economia montana established on an annual basis, the division will be made
Via Vincenzo Verrastro 12 according to demand.
85100 Potenza PZ
ITALIA
The guarantee agreement under the programme may be
concluded up to 31 December 2013.
Website:

http://www.regione.basilicata.it/dipagricoltura/default.
cfm?fuseaction=doc&dir=2906&doc=4166&link= The guaranteed credit may be up to 1 billion HUF (~ EUR 3,8
million) per undertaking.

Other information: Compensation will be for fruit orchards


infected by sharka, officially identified by the Regional Plant The HUF amount of the guarantee may be equivalent to
Health Service in 2008 and promptly grubbed up. This maximum EUR 2 million per undertaking.
concerns a total of 18 fruit orchards covering an overall area
of 20 hectares
The amount of aid included in the loan guarantee shall be
calculated on the basis of Commission Regulation C(2008)
4573 adopted on 18 August 2008
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Maximum aid intensity: Name and address of the granting authority:

Pursuant to Articles 4 and 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006. Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium


Budapest
Kossuth Lajos tér 11.
Guarantee may be granted to credits that comply with the 1055
objectives of the provisions in Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006. MAGYARORSZÁG/HUNGARY
In the current programme commercial banks give guaranteed
credits, without State resources, under market interest terms,
without State aid (e.g. interest rate subsidy), so there is no aid Agrár-Vállalkozási Hitelgarancia Alapítvány
included in the loan. Therefore the grant equivalent in the given Budapest
measure is found only in the reduced fee guarantee of the Kálmán Imre u. 20.
Foundation. 1054
MAGYARORSZÁG/HUNGARY

The Foundation examines and checks in every case whether the


aid objective to which the credit has been granted complies Website:
with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006. The
Foundation verifies the maximum aid intensity depending on http://www.fvm.gov.hu/main.php?folderID=2376&articleID=
the item and the maximum amount of aid 14159&ctag=articlelist&iid=1

Date of implementation: The aid programme shall be imple­ Other information: —


mented after the summary information on the programme has
been published in the Official Journal of the European Union
Budapest, 19 May 2009
MÁHR András
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: The guarantee
agreement under the programme may be concluded up to
31 December 2013
Aid No: XA 178/09
Objective of aid:
Member State: Spain
Primary objectives:
Region: Comunitat Valenciana
The Foundation provides guarantee according to Articles 4 and
7 of the Regulation in the framework of the guarantee
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
programme for credits granted on the basis of the following
vidual aid: Laboratorio Interprofesional Lácteo de la
items:
Comunidad Valenciana (LICOVAL)

— investment in agricultural holdings,


Legal basis: Resolución de la Consellera de Agricultura, Pesca y
Alimentación, que concede la subvención basada en una línea
— aid to young farmers for starting activities. nominativa descrita en la ley 17/2008 de presupuestos de la
Generalitat

The Foundation analyses the budget of the investment


(financial-technical content) and provides a guarantee for the Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
loan in the framework of a block exemption provided the amount of individual aid granted to the company:
eligible costs of the investment are in line with the provisions EUR 30 000 in 2009
of the Regulation

Maximum aid intensity: 100 % of the eligible expenditure


Secondary objectives: Aid for micro, small and medium-sized
agricultural enterprises undertaking primary production of agri­
cultural products with their headquarters in Hungary, or with Date of implementation: From the date on which the identi­
their headquarters in the territory of the European Economic fication number of the exemption request is published on the
Area and a branch in Hungary website of the Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture
and Rural Development

Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture (animal breeding, plant


production) Duration of scheme or individual aid award: during 2009
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Objective of aid: comprenant le règlement d'intervention régional «Fièvre


catarrhale ovine — Aide au renouvellement»

To provide the following services to dairy farmers and their


organisations: Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company:

— prospective studies to analyse the differing socio-economic,


cultural and agri-environmental conditions of the different EUR 100 000
actors working in the dairy sector of the Autonomous
Community of Valencia with a view to formulating
proposals to adapt production to the demands of the The total proposed budget amounts to EUR 100 000, but the
market (Article 14(2)(a)), breakdown between 2009 and 2010 has not yet been adopted

— certificates and set-up of quality assurance schemes, based Maximum aid intensity:
on systems of traceability and risk analysis in order to assure
authenticity and marketing norms or systems audits of milk
and other dairy products (Article 14(2)(b)). 50 %

The eligible costs covered by the aid are those referred to in The aid intensity will vary, according to the type of animals and
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 under Article 14(2)(a) (market the new herd composition, from 16,7 % to 50 % of the
research activities) and Article 14(2)(b) (set-up of systems to financial losses caused by the death of the animals in question
assure respect of authenticity and marketing norms)

Date of implementation: 20 July 2009 if possible, but in any


Sector(s) concerned: Owners of dairy farms and their organi­ event after publication of the exemption on the Commission's
sations website

Name and address of the granting authority: Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until 30 June
2010 at the latest
Conselleria de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación
Amadeo de Saboya, 2 Objective of aid:
46010 Valencia
ESPAÑA
In accordance with the national programme to control blue­
tongue disease in sheep, and in addition to various measures
Website: taken to monitor and supervise this disease, the Languedoc-
Roussillon Region wishes to grant aid to sheep farmers in the
http://www.agricultura.gva.es/especiales/ayudas_agrarias/pdf/ region to reduce the costs of replacing breeding animals which
lilcoval09.pdf have died of bluetongue disease.

Other information: — The amounts of aid and the eligible costs indicated above are in
accordance with Article 10(2), concerning aid in respect of
animal and plant diseases, of Commission Regulation (EC) No
1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the application of
Aid No: XA 181/09 Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and
medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agri­
cultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
Member State: France (OJ L 358, 16 December 2006).

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon The aid scheme which the Languedoc-Roussillon Region wishes
to implement relates to the replacement of breeding sheep
through purchases or self-renewal:
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
vidual aid: Indemnisation des pertes entraînées par la fièvre
catarrhale ovine (FCO) en Languedoc-Roussillon (difficultés — following direct deaths or deaths by euthanasia compensated
liées à la reconstitution du troupeau de souche) by the State,

Legal basis: Délibération du Conseil Régional de Languedoc- — following the culling of rams as a result of established
Roussillon du 21 avril 2009 approuvant le projet d’aide et infertility caused by bluetongue disease.
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The following flat-rate amounts are provided for: The aid granted by the State must not exceed EUR 150 per
animal, and the cumulated aid rate must in any event be less
than 100 %.
— ewe lamb, ewe: EUR 50 for an animal born on the farm,
EUR 70 for an animal purchased by the farmer, EUR 90 for
an animal that has been recognised by a selection body and Beneficiaries will also be requested to declare any amounts they
has been purchased by the farmer, receive through insurance schemes; these amounts will be taken
into account to ensure that the maximum 100 % aid rate is not
exceeded
— breeding rams recognised by a selection body: EUR 150.

The number of animals for which aid is to be granted is capped Sector(s) concerned: Sheep
at the number of breeding and renewal animals lost.

Name and address of the granting authority:


The intensity of this aid will vary, depending on the type of
animals and the new herd composition, from 16,7 % to no
more than 50 % of the financial losses caused by the death of Région Languedoc-Roussillon
these animals. Hôtel de Région
201 avenue de la Pompignane
34064 Montpellier Cedex 2
The financial loss incurred by replacing breeding ewes can be FRANCE
assessed as follows (the example given relates to the minimum
amounts of losses. The amounts are higher in the case of milk
production — loss increased by the value of the milk not
Website:
produced over one or two lactations, and in the case of
animals from selection schemes — loss greater due to higher
purchase price):
http://www.laregion.fr/2485-soutenir-les-filieres-d-elevage.htm

— in terms of sheep production (productivity: 1,3 lambs per


ewe), (Below ‘Télécharger’ in the section ‘Soutenir les filières d’élevage’
click on ‘Réglement Renouvellement ovins FCO’)

— total minimum financial loss in terms of sheep production:


EUR 300, BLUETONGUE DISEASE
Aid planned by the Languedoc-Roussillon Region
— calculation of the financial loss of one ewe:
Compensation for animals dying from bluetongue disease

— replacement of ewe: purchase of ewe lamb: EUR 120 + Animal bought on


Animal born on Animal bought by
Renewal by the basis of
aging: EUR 39 = EUR 159, the farm the farmer
selection scheme

Ewe lamb, ewe EUR 50 EUR 70 EUR 90


— production loss: 1,3 lambs × EUR 85 + ewe premium
EUR 14 — feed EUR 16,5 = EUR 91, Breeding ram — — EUR 150

— indirect flock losses per ewe (deaths, infertility, etc) = Calculation of the average aid rate
EUR 50,
Regional Council
Species Economic loss Aid
aid rate
— total: EUR 159 + EUR 91 + EUR 50 = EUR 300.
Ewe or lamb EUR 300 EUR 50 to 16,7 % to 30 %
ewe EUR 90
The aid from the Region (from EUR 50 to EUR 90 and Ram > EUR 300 EUR 150 < 50 %
EUR 150 for a ram recognised by the approved selection
body), will therefore correspond to a maximum of 50 % of
the estimated loss. Other information: —