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Document 31975L0270

Council Directive 75/270/EEC of 28 April 1975 concerning the Community list of less-favoured farming areas within the meaning of Directive No 75/268/EEC (Germany)

OJ L 128, 19.5.1975, p. 10–32 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 19/07/1986; Repealed by 386L0465

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/1975/270/oj

31975L0270

Council Directive 75/270/EEC of 28 April 1975 concerning the Community list of less-favoured farming areas within the meaning of Directive No 75/268/EEC (Germany)

Official Journal L 128 , 19/05/1975 P. 0010 - 0032


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( 1 ) SEE PAGE 1 OF THIS OFFICIAL JOURNAL .

( 2 ) OJ NO C 62 , 15 . 3 . 1975 , P . 19 .

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE OF 28 APRIL 1975 CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY LIST OF LESS-FAVOURED FARMING AREAS WITHIN THE MEANING OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC

( GERMANY )

( 75/270/EEC )

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY ;

HAVING REGARD TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC ( 1 ) OF 28 APRIL 1975 ON MOUNTAIN AND HILL FARMING AND FARMING IN CERTAIN LESS-FAVOURED AREAS , AND IN PARTICULAR ARTICLE 2 ( 2 ) THEREOF ;

HAVING REGARD TO THE PROPOSAL FROM THE COMMISSION ;

HAVING REGARD TO THE OPINION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ;

HAVING REGARD TO THE OPINION OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE ( 2 ) ;

WHEREAS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY COMMUNICATED TO THE COMMISSION , IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 2 ( 1 ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC , 28 AREAS SUITABLE FOR INCLUSION IN THE COMMUNITY LIST OF LESS-FAVOURED AGRICULTURAL AREAS AS WELL AS INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AREAS ;

WHEREAS AS AN INDEX OF VERY DIFFICULT CLIMATIC CONDITIONS , ACCORDING TO THE FIRST INDENT OF ARTICLE 3 ( 3 ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC , A MINIMUM ALTITUDE OF 800 M AT THE CENTRAL POINT OF THE TOWN OR THE AVERAGE ALTITUDE OF THE PARISH HAS BEEN SELECTED ;

WHEREAS WHEN THERE WAS A COMBINATION OF THE CLIMATIC FACTOR AND THE STEEP SLOPE FACTOR , ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 3 ( 3 ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC , THIRD INDENT , A MINIMUM ALTITUDE OF 600 M AND , AT THE SAME TIME , A SLOPE OF AT LEAST 18 % WERE SELECTED ;

WHEREAS IN CASES INVOLVING THE PRESENCE OF INFERTILE LAND AND ECONOMIC RESULTS OF FARMING WHICH WERE APPRECIABLY LOWER THAN THE MEAN AS PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE 3 ( 4 ) ( A ) AND ( B ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC THE AREAS WERE DEFINED BY USING A COMPLEX INDEX : " THE AGRICULTURAL COMPARABILITY INDEX " ( LANDWIRTSCHAFTLICHE VERGLEICHSZAHL , LVZ ) WHICH IS USED BY THE LOCAL TAX AUTHORITIES TO INDICATE THE ECONOMIC RESULTS OF FARMING ; WHEREAS THIS INDEX IS BASED ON NATURAL PRODUCTIVITY ( SOIL QUALITY AND CLIMATIC CONDITIONS ) AND IS ADJUSTED USING FACTORS SUCH AS HETEROGENEITY OF THE LAND , NATURAL DRAINAGE CONDITIONS , ETC . , INCLUDING PRODUCTION CONDITIONS ;

WHEREAS THE MAXIMUM VALUE OF THE ABOVEMENTIONED INDEX WAS FIXED AT 25 FOR THE AREAS OF NATURALLY LESS-FAVOURED REGIONS ( VON DER NATUR BENACHTEILIGTE GEBIETE ) ; WHEREAS IN THE AREAS OF NORTHERN GERMANY ( NOS 1 , 3 , 6 , 7 AND 10 ) , THIS VALUE WAS FIXED AT 15 , OR , WHERE THE AREA OF PERMANENT MEADOW AND PASTURE COVERED MORE THAN 40 % OF THE UTILIZED AGRICULTURAL AREA , AT 20 , OR , AGAIN , WHERE IT COVERED MORE THAN 60 % OF THE UTILIZED AGRICULTURAL LAND , AT 25 , THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BEING 40 ;

WHEREAS , FOR AREAS WITH A LOW DENSITY OF POPULATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 3 ( 4 ) ( C ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC , THE INDEX USED HAS THE RELATIVELY HIGH VALUE OF 100 INHABITANTS PER SQUARE KILOMETRE ; WHEREAS NEVERTHELESS , THIS IS CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN 50 % OF THE NATIONAL AVERAGE ( 244 ) AND WHEREAS THIS IS A REFLECTION OF THE POSITION OF A MEMBER STATE WITH A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHICH HAS ENDOWED ITS REGIONS ( THE MAJORITY OF WHICH HAVE MANY RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ) WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES ; WHEREAS TO BE ECONOMIC SUCH INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES REQUIRE A RELATIVELY HIGH POPULATION DENSITY ; WHEREAS , MOREOVER , THE LOWEST PROPORTION OF THE WORKING POPULATION ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL WORKING POPULATION WAS FIXED AT 15 % ( WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TWO AREAS - 13.2 AND 13.3 % ) ; WHEREAS THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS 7.1 % ;

WHEREAS FOR THE DEFINITION OF THE AREAS AFFECTED BY SPECIFIC HANDICAPS , WHICH MAY BE INCLUDED AMONG THE LESS-FAVOURED AREAS AS PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE 3 ( 5 ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC , ACCOUNT WAS TAKEN OF THE OCCURENCE BOTH OF UNFAVOURABLE NATURAL PRODUCTION CONDITIONS ( LVZ GENERALLY BELOW 25 ) AND OF HANDICAPS DUE TO COASTAL PROTECTION AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE ; WHEREAS , MOREOVER , THEIR TOTAL COMBINED AREAS DO NOT EXCEED 2.5 % OF THE AREA OF THIS MEMBER STATE ( 1.9 % ) ;

WHEREAS THE NATURE AND LEVEL OF THE ABOVEMENTIONED INDICES UTILIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY TO DEFINE THE THREE TYPES OF AREA NOTIFIED TO THE COMMISSION , CORRESPOND RESPECTIVELY TO THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS , THE LESS-FAVOURED AREAS AND THE AREAS AFFECTED BY SPECIFIC HANDICAPS , ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 3 ( 3 ) , ( 4 ) AND ( 5 ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC ;

WHEREAS , ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE MEMBER STATE CONCERNED , THESE AREAS HAVE ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURES ,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE :

ARTICLE 1

THE AREAS SITUATED IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY WHICH APPEAR IN THE ANNEX ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY LIST OF LESS-FAVOURED FARMING AREAS WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 3 ( 3 ) , ( 4 ) AND ( 5 ) OF DIRECTIVE NO 75/268/EEC .

ARTICLE 2

THIS DIRECTIVE IS ADDRESSED TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY .

DONE AT BRUSSELS , 28 APRIL 1975 .

FOR THE COUNCIL

THE PRESIDENT

M . A . CLINTON

ANNEX : SEE O.J . NO L 128 OF 19 . 5 . 75

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