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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2094 of 19 November 2015 on the reimbursement, in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of the appropriations carried over from financial year 2015

OJ L 303, 20.11.2015, p. 7–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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20.11.2015   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 303/7


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/2094

of 19 November 2015

on the reimbursement, in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of the appropriations carried over from financial year 2015

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (1), and in particular Article 26(6) thereof,

After consulting the Committee on the Agricultural Funds,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) non-committed appropriations relating to the actions financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) as referred to in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 may be carried over to the following financial year. Such carry-over is limited to 2 % of the initial appropriations and to the amount of the adjustment of direct payments as referred to in Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) which was applied during the preceding financial year. It may lead to an additional payment to the final recipients who were subject to that adjustment.

(2)

In accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013, by way of derogation from Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012, Member States are to reimburse the carry-over referred to in Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 to the final recipients who are subject, in the financial year to which the appropriations are carried over, to the adjustment rate. That reimbursement only applies to final beneficiaries in those Member States where financial discipline applied (4) in the preceding financial year.

(3)

When setting the amount of the carry-over to be reimbursed, in accordance with Article 26(7) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 the amounts of the reserve for crises in the agricultural sector referred to in Article 25 of that Regulation, not made available for crisis measures by the end of the financial year, are to be taken into account.

(4)

In accordance with Article 1(1) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1227/2014 (5), financial discipline is applied to direct payments in respect of calendar year 2014 to establish the crisis reserve of EUR 433 million. The crisis reserve has not been called on in financial year 2015.

(5)

On the basis of the Member States' declarations of expenditure for the period from 16 October 2014 to 15 October 2015, the financial discipline reduction actually applied by the Member States in financial year 2015 amounts to EUR 409,8 million.

(6)

Consequently, unused appropriations corresponding to the amount of financial discipline applied in financial year 2015 of EUR 409,8 million which remains within the limit of 2 % of the initial appropriations can be carried over to financial year 2016 following a decision of the Commission in accordance with the fifth subparagraph of Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012.

(7)

In order to ensure that the reimbursement of those appropriations to the final recipients remains proportionate to the amount of the financial discipline adjustment, it is appropriate that the Commission determines the amounts available to the Member States for the reimbursement.

(8)

To avoid compelling Member States to make an additional payment for that reimbursement, this Regulation needs to apply from 1 December 2015. Consequently, the amounts established by this Regulation are definitive and apply without prejudice to the application of reductions in accordance with Article 41(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013, to any other corrections taken into account in the monthly payment decision concerning the expenditure effected by the paying agencies of the Member States for October 2015, in accordance with Article 18(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 and to any deductions and supplementary payments to be made in accordance with Article 18(4) of that Regulation or to any decisions which will be taken within the framework of the clearance of accounts procedure.

(9)

In accordance with Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 the non-committed appropriations may be carried over to the following financial year only. It is therefore appropriate for the Commission to determine eligibility dates for the expenditure of the Member States in relation to the reimbursement in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013, taking into account the agricultural financial year as defined in Article 39 of that Regulation.

(10)

In order to take into account the short time span between the communication of the execution of 2015 EAGF appropriations under shared management for the period from 16 October 2014 to 15 October 2015 by the Member States and the need to apply this Regulation from 1 December 2015, this Regulation should enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The amounts of the appropriations that will be carried over from financial year 2015 in accordance with Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and that in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 are made available to the Member States for the reimbursement to the final recipients who are subject to the adjustment rate in financial year 2016, are laid down in the Annex to this Regulation.

The amounts that will be carried over are subject to the carry-over decision of the Commission in accordance with the fifth subparagraph of Article 169(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012.

Article 2

Member States' expenditure in relation to the reimbursement of the appropriations carried over shall only be eligible for Union financing if the relevant amounts have been paid to the beneficiaries before 16 October 2016.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 December 2015.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 19 November 2015.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Jerzy PLEWA

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 347.

(2)  Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 (OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 608).

(4)  Financial discipline does not apply in financial year 2015 in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania in accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013.

(5)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1227/2014 of 17 November 2014 fixing an adjustment rate for direct payments provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 in respect of calendar year 2014 and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 879/2014 (OJ L 331, 18.11.2014, p. 6).


ANNEX

Amounts available for reimbursement of appropriations carried over

(amounts in EUR)

Belgium

6 288 982

Czech Republic

10 759 194

Denmark

10 873 619

Germany

58 750 752

Estonia

1 169 016

Ireland

12 903 416

Greece

16 705 610

Spain

53 390 829

France

88 569 550

Italy

31 012 148

Cyprus

358 950

Latvia

1 312 744

Lithuania

3 277 932

Luxembourg

383 255

Hungary

13 724 881

Malta

34 561

Netherlands

9 323 434

Austria

6 729 968

Poland

22 604 718

Portugal

6 448 884

Slovenia

876 855

Slovakia

5 282 221

Finland

5 438 416

Sweden

7 499 878

United Kingdom

36 083 758


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