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2012/132/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 15 February 2012 on a financial contribution from the Union towards emergency measures to combat avian influenza in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2011 (notified under document C(2012) 776)

OJ L 59, 1.3.2012, p. 34–35 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2012/132/oj

1.3.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 59/34


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 15 February 2012

on a financial contribution from the Union towards emergency measures to combat avian influenza in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2011

(notified under document C(2012) 776)

(Only the Dutch, German and Italian texts are authentic)

(2012/132/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Decision 2009/470/EC of 25 May 2009 on expenditure in the veterinary field (1), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of poultry and other captive birds with a severe impact on the profitability of poultry farming causing disturbance to trade within the Union and export to third countries.

(2)

In the event of an outbreak of avian influenza, there is a risk that the disease agent spreads to other poultry holdings within that Member State, but also to other Member States and to third countries through trade in live poultry or their products.

(3)

Council Directive 2005/94/EC (2) introducing Community measures for the control of avian influenza sets out measures which in the event of an outbreak have to be immediately implemented by Member States as a matter of urgency to prevent further spread of the virus.

(4)

Decision 2009/470/EC lays down the procedures governing the financial contribution from the Union towards specific veterinary measures, including emergency measures. Pursuant to Article 4(2) of that Decision, Member States shall obtain a financial contribution towards the costs of certain measures to eradicate avian influenza.

(5)

Article 4(3) first and second indents of Decision 2009/470/EC lays down rules on the percentage of the costs incurred by the Member State that may be covered by the financial contribution from the Union.

(6)

The payment of a financial contribution from the Union towards emergency measures to eradicate avian influenza is subject to the rules laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 349/2005 of 28 February 2005 laying down rules on the Community financing of emergency measures and of the campaign to combat certain animal diseases under Council Decision 90/424/EEC (3).

(7)

Outbreaks of avian influenza occurred in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2011. Germany, Italy and the Netherlands took measures in accordance with Directive 2005/94/EC to combat those outbreaks.

(8)

The authorities of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands were able to demonstrate through reports provided in the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health and continuous submission of information on the development of the disease situation that they have efficiently implemented the control measures provided for in Directive 2005/94/EC.

(9)

The authorities of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have therefore fulfilled their technical and administrative obligations with regard to the measures provided for in Article 4(2) of Decision 2009/470/EC and Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 349/2005.

(10)

At this stage, the exact amount of the financial contribution from the Union cannot be determined as the information on the cost of compensation and on operational expenditure provided are estimates.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Financial contribution from the Union to Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

1.   A financial contribution from the Union shall be granted to Germany, Italy and the Netherlands towards the costs incurred by these Member States in taking measures pursuant to Article 4(2) and (3) of Decision 2009/470/EC, to combat avian influenza in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2011.

2.   The amount of the financial contribution mentioned in paragraph 1 shall be fixed in a subsequent decision to be adopted in accordance with the procedure established in Article 40(2) of Decision 2009/470/EC.

Article 2

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Federal Republic of Germany, the Italian Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Done at Brussels, 15 February 2012.

For the Commission

John DALLI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 155, 18.6.2009, p. 30.

(2)  OJ L 10, 14.1.2006, p. 16.

(3)  OJ L 55, 1.3.2005, p. 12.


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