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Document 32006R1187

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1187/2006 of 3 August 2006 derogating from Regulation (EC) No 796/2004 as regards the application of Article 21 thereof in certain Member States

OJ L 214, 4.8.2006, p. 14–18 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 330M , 9.12.2008, p. 363–367 (MT)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 12/03/2014

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2006/1187/oj

4.8.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 214/14


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1187/2006

of 3 August 2006

derogating from Regulation (EC) No 796/2004 as regards the application of Article 21 thereof in certain Member States

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 of 29 September 2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and amending Regulations (EEC) No 2019/93, (EC) No 1452/2001, (EC) No 1453/2001, (EC) No 1454/2001, (EC) No 1868/94, (EC) No 1251/1999, (EC) No 1254/1999, (EC) No 1673/2000, (EEC) No 2358/71 and (EC) No 2529/2001 (1), and in particular Article 145(n) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 796/2004 of 21 April 2004 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of cross-compliance, modulation and the integrated administration and control system provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers (2) provides, in its Article 21, for reductions to be applied in the case of late submission of an aid application.

(2)

Several Member States have experienced exceptional circumstances in their administration of the single application for 2006. This situation has in turn affected in varying degrees the ability of farmers in the Member States concerned to lodge their single application within the deadline provided for in Article 11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 796/2004. Accordingly, the situation is likely to unduly jeopardise the right of certain farmers to receive in full the aid to which they would normally be entitled.

(3)

France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom have experienced unexpected problems in their practical implementation of the new Single Payment Scheme due in particular to unforeseeable technical or administrative difficulties. Furthermore, the inclusion of the olive oil sector in the scheme has significantly increased the complexity of the system. The high numbers of farmers lodging an application and the complex calculations of the olive areas to be declared have further complicated the handling of the applications for 2006 in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

(4)

Due to the severe situation created by floods in Hungary and unexpected technical difficulties in printing for the first time the relevant graphical information in Poland, the distribution by the competent authorities of complete application forms to the farmers was significantly delayed and affected the farmers’ ability to present their application within the deadline.

(5)

In view of this situation it is appropriate not to apply for 2006 the reduction of 1 % per working day and the exclusion provided for in Article 21(1) of Regulation (EC) No 796/2004 should not apply as regards the applications lodged until dates to be fixed in accordance with the specific circumstances in each of the Member States concerned.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Direct Payments,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

By way of derogation from Article 21(1) of Regulation (EC) No 796/2004, the reduction of 1 % per working day and the exclusion provided for therein shall not apply to single applications submitted for 2006 to the competent authorities:

(a)

until 31 May 2006, in respect of:

(i)

France:

by the farmers in the French Departments listed in Annex I to this Regulation,

by the farmers who started to electronically lodge an application before 15 May 2006 but who were not able to complete the electronically lodged application by that date;

(ii)

Hungary, as regards the areas listed in Annex II to this Regulation;

(iii)

Netherlands;

(b)

until 15 June 2006, in respect of:

(i)

France, by farmers growing olive trees eligible to the Single Payment Scheme;

(ii)

Spain, as regards the Autonomous Communities listed in Annex III to this Regulation;

(iii)

Italy;

(iv)

Poland;

(v)

United Kingdom, as regards England;

(vi)

Portugal, by farmers growing olive trees eligible to the Single Payment Scheme.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 3 August 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 953/2006 (OJ L 175, 29.6.2006, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 141, 30.4.2004, p. 18. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 659/2006 (OJ L 116, 29.4.2006, p. 20).


ANNEX I

French Departments referred to in the first indent of Article 1(a)(i)

 

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

 

Alpes-Maritimes

 

Bouches-du-Rhône

 

Haute-Corse

 

Corse-du-Sud

 

Var

 

Vaucluse

 

Guadeloupe

 

Martinique

 

Guyane

 

Réunion


ANNEX II

Areas of Hungary referred to in Article 1(a)(ii)

 

Szeged

 

Kiszombor

 

Csongrád

 

Domaszék

 

Ópusztaszer

 

Dóc

 

Bordány

 

Békésszentandrás

 

Gyomaendrőd

 

Hunya

 

Szeghalom

 

Szarvas

 

Ágasegyháza

 

Akasztó

 

Bácsalmás

 

Bácsbokod

 

Bácsborsód

 

Bácsszentgyörgy

 

Bácsszőlős

 

Balotaszálás

 

Bátya

 

Borota

 

Bugac

 

Csengőd

 

Csólyospálya

 

Dusnok

 

Érsekcsanád

 

Fajsz

 

Fülöpháza

 

Harkakötöny

 

Harta

 

Hercegszántó

 

Izsák

 

Kalocsa

 

Kaskantyú

 

Katymár

 

Kecel

 

Kecskemét

 

Kecskemét-Szarkás

 

Kiskőrös

 

Kiskunfélegyháza

 

Kiskunhalas

 

Kisszálás

 

Kömpöc

 

Kunfehértó

 

Kunszállás

 

Lakitelek

 

Madaras

 

Mátételke

 

Orgovány

 

Páhi

 

Soltszentimre

 

Soltvadkert

 

Szentkirály

 

Tabdi

 

Tiszaalpár

 

Tiszakécske

 

Uszód

 

Városföld

 

Zsana


ANNEX III

Spanish Autonomous Communities referred to in Article 1(b)(ii)

 

Andalucía

 

Aragón

 

Extremadura

 

Islas Baleares

 

Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco

 

Castilla-La Mancha

 

Castilla y León

 

Cataluña

 

La Rioja

 

Madrid

 

Región de Murcia

 

Comunidad Foral de Navarra

 

Comunidad Valenciana


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