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Document 52006XC0901(04)

Summary information communicated by the Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1/2004 of 23 December 2003 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products

OJ C 210, 1.9.2006, p. 33–38 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 210/33


Summary information communicated by the Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1/2004 of 23 December 2003 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products

(2006/C 210/05)

XA No: XA 43-06

Member State: The Netherlands

Region: Province of Limburg

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid: Mr H.J.W.M. Bruls, dairy farmer

Legal Basis: Algemene subsidieverordening 2004

Nadere subsidieregels ontwikkeling landelijk gebied

Annual expenditure planned or overall amount of aid granted to the company: Once-only provincial subsidy of EUR 245 000. An advance of up to 80 % can be made available. Final settlement will take place no later than in 2008

Maximum aid intensity: The total cost of renovation amounts to EUR 382 000. The aid rate amounts to 64,1 %. The EUR 245 000 subsidy lies below the permitted aid rate of 100 % of actual costs. Pursuant to Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1/2004, the aid is granted for investment and capital works which are aimed at conserving non-productive heritage features of agricultural holdings such as archaeological or historical features.

The amount is also lower than the permitted aid rate of 40 % of eligible expenditure for portions of the works which result in an increasing production capacity or for which contemporary materials are used. Pursuant to Article 5(2) and (3) of Regulation (EEC) No 1/2004, additional aid may be granted at a rate of up to 100 % to cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional materials necessary to maintain the heritage features of the building

Date of implementation: The decision concerning the granting of the subsidy will be despatched four weeks after the EU has confirmed reception of this notice

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: From June 2006 to 1 December 2008

Objective of aid: Pursuant to Article 5(3) of Regulation 1/2004, the objective of the aid is to contribute towards the renovation budget of Bovenste Hoeve Printhagen, historical farm classified as national monument. The renovation forms part of a project to re-establish the dairy farm at its previous location. The renovation and restoration involves reusing existing materials and working with traditional materials. Therefore complementary aid of up to 100 % may be granted to cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional materials that are necessary to maintain the heritage features of the building.

Another reason for granting the subsidy is that it furthers additional objectives, such as nature conservation, conservation of the main ecological structure and restoration of the original tree-lines along the driveway

Sector(s) concerned: The aid is granted to an operator in the production sector, a dairy farmer

Name and address of the granting authority:

Provincie Limburg

Limburglaan 10

Postbus 5700

6202 MA Maastricht

Nederland

Web address: www.limburg.nl

XA No: XA 45/2006

Member State: Netherlands

Region: Province of Fryslân

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid: Oevering (family)

Legal Basis: Algemene wet bestuursrecht, titel 4.2

Algemene Subsidieverordening Provincie Fryslân 1998

Provinciewet artikel 145

Verordening met betrekking tot het verlenen van subsidies ten behoeve van het plattelandsbeleid voor de jaren 2005-2008

Annual expenditure planned or overall amount of aid granted to the company: Maximum contribution will be EUR 55 000. The expectation is that 80 % of this amount, i.e. EUR 44 000 will be paid out in 2006. Settlement is expected in 2007 or in 2008 at the latest

Maximum aid intensity: Maximum aid intensity is 40 % of eligible costs. Maximum amount of aid is EUR 55 000

Date of implementation: The decision concerning the granting of the subsidy will be despatched four weeks after the EU has confirmed reception of this notice

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: The final settlement date is 30 months after the decision has been notified. This would mean the end of 2008 at the latest. However, the project is expected to be completed in 2007

Objective of aid: The objective of the project is conservation of a historical farmhouse after adapting it to the requirements of modern agricultural management.

Article 5(3) of Regulation 1/2004 is being applied

Sector(s) concerned: Dairy farming

Name and address of the granting authority:

Provincie Fryslân

Postbus 20120

8900 HM Leeuwarden

Nederland

Web address: www.fryslan.nl

XA No: XA 46/06

Member State: Latvia

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an individual aid: Aid scheme ‘Investment aid to greenhouse areas’

Legal basis: Ministru kabineta 2006. gada 3. janvāra noteikumi Nr. 21 “Noteikumi par valsts atbalstu lauksaimniecībai 2006. gadā un tā piešķiršanas kārtību” 3. pielikuma VI. nodaļa

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company: Total amount of the aid scheme in 2006: LVL 292 657

Maximum aid intensity: Aid to investments in agriculture is granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1/2004 of 23 December 2003 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products. The amount of investment aid to aid applicants is as follows:

Date of implementation:

Duration of scheme or individual aid award:

Purpose of the aid: The purpose of the aid is to support investments in agriculture to increase added value of production and quality of agricultural products

Sector(s) concerned: The aid is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises active in agriculture

Name and address of the granting authority:

Zemkopības ministrija

Rīga 31.5.2006.

Latvijas Republikas Zemkopības ministrija

LV-1981 Rīga

Web address: www.zm.gov.lv

Other information: Aid to investments in agriculture is granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1/2004 of 23 December 2003 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products

Aid Number: XA 49/06

Member State: Spain

Region: Comunidad Valenciana.

Title of aid scheme: Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest

Legal basis:

Orden de 12 de diciembre de 2005 de la Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, por la que se establecen ayudas al Traslado de granjas por motivos de interés público.

Resolución de 18 de abril de 2006, de la Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, por la que se convocan para el ejercicio 2006 determinadas subvenciones gestionadas por la Dirección General de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Agropecuaria y se establecen modificaciones puntuales para el presente ejercicio

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme: EUR 980 000 (2006)

Maximum aid intensity: The percentage of public support will be as follows:

Where relocation in the public interest simply consists of the dismantling, removal and re-erection of existing facilities at the new locus: 90 % of the actual relocation costs.

Where the relocation results in the farmer benefiting from modernisation of facilities or in an increase in production capacity:

90 % of the actual cost of relocating the facilities in accordance with the preceding paragraph.

40 % of new inversion projects or 50 % where the new holding is located in a less favoured area.

‘New investment projects’ means those relating to the increase in value of the facilities concerned after relocation or the increase in production capacity.

These percentages will be increased by 5 percentage points where the investments are made by young farmers

Implementation date: The time-limit for deciding and notifying the decision terminating the procedure is set at 23 June 2006

Duration of the scheme: December 2006

Objective of aid: In accordance with Article 6 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1/2004, the relocation of facilities where animals are kept and any re-usable equipment kept in them to other locations within the territory of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, in the public interest, provided the conditions laid down in Article 53 of the Ley de Ganadería (Law on Livestock Farming) are met and the relocation of the livestock farm is relocated to a less-favoured area.

The eligible costs will be those actually incurred in the dismantling, removal and re-erection of existing facilities, within the limits laid down in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2004

Sector concerned: Livestock farms in the Autonomous Community of Valencia

Name and address of the granting authority:

Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación

Amadeo de Saboya, 2

E-46010 Valencia

Web address: Orden de 12 de diciembre de 2005, de la Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación: http://www.gva.es/cidaj/pdf/5160.pdf

http://www.pre.gva.es/DIARIOCGI/BASIS/DIARIO/WEB/INSERCION_DOGV_C/DDW?W%3DCODIGO_INSERCION%3D%272005/13913%27

Resolución de 18 de abril de 2006, de la Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación:

http://www.gva.es/cidaj/pdf/5261.pdf

http://www.pre.gva.es/DIARIOCGI/BASIS/DIARIO/WEB/INSERCION_DOGV_C/DDW?W%3DCODIGO_INSERCION%3D%272006/5546 %27

Aid Number: XA 50/06

Member State: Spain

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid: Aid scheme to subsidise projects aiming to promote women in rural areas

Legal basis: Orden, pendiente de publicación, por la que se establecen las bases reguladoras para la concesión de subvenciones destinadas a la promoción de las mujeres del medio rural

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company: The planned expenditure from the public purse to be granted to all the beneficiaries as a whole is EUR 300 000 for 2006

Maximum aid intensity: The maximum aid will be up to 80 % of the amount of each project but will not exceed, in respect of each beneficiary association, 30 % of the total expenditure out of the public purse and will remain within the limit per beneficiary laid down in Article 14(3) of Regulation No 1/2004

Implementation date: From the date of publication of the invitation to apply for subsidies in the Boletín Oficial del Estado

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until 31 December 2006, which may be extended every year by means of the appropriate call for applications

Objective of aid:

The aid essentially falls within the scope of Article 14 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1/2004 of 23 December 2003 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products (published in the Official Journal of the European Communities of 3 January 2004).

The aid is to cover eligible expenditure under Article 14(2)(a)(i) and (ii) and Article 14(2)(d).

Primary objective: Development of projects to be implemented by associations, foundations, federations and other rural women's groups at State level aiming to promote women in rural areas.

Secondary objectives: Promotion and assessment for the setting-up of undertakings; search for new marketing and distribution channels for products manufactured by women; the carrying out of gender-specific research; attendance at conferences or similar activities on topics concerning rural women.

Eligible expenditure: Staff, equipment, office equipment, installations, travel, dietary requirements and similar

Economic sector(s) concerned: The sector concerned is the agricultural sector and rural diversification projects

Name and address of the granting authority:

Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación

Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural

Alfonso XII, 62

E-28014 Madrid

Web site: http://www.mapa.es/

Other information: The activities subsidised are intended to promote rural women and support projects undertaken by them in rural areas through consultancy services, attendance at events to provide them with information and research into social and working conditions. Moreover, the beneficiaries are encouraged to diversify their activities

XA Number: XA 51/2006

Member State: United Kingdom

Region: Cheshire

Title of Aid scheme or name of company receiving an individual aid: Sandstone Ridge ECOnet Partnership Conservation Programme

Legal basis: s. 39 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act

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

2006/2007 — GBP 255 700

2007/2008 — GBP 272 050

2008/2009 — GBP 120 000

Technical support:

2006/2007 — GBP 3 000

2007/2008 — GBP 3 000

2008/2009 — GBP 3 000

Any unspent budget will be rolled over to the following year

Maximum aid intensity: Up to 100 % for capital works intended for the conservation of non-productive heritage features, 60 % for productive assets where there is no increase in production capacity, and 40 % for capital works on productive assets where there is an increase in production capacity. Where traditional materials are necessary the aid may be granted at a rate up to 100 % for the extra costs incurred. 100 % for technical support

Date of implementation: 1st July 2006

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Applications will close on 31st January each year. All works must be completed and receipts submitted by 15th March each year. No payment will be made after 31 March 2009

Objective of aid: Heritage conservation: to conserve the traditional landscapes and features in the Sandstone Ridge area of Cheshire. The eligible costs will be real costs incurred as regards investments or capital works intended for the conservation of heritage features located on agricultural holdings in line with Article 5 of Regulation 1/2004 and the costs of organising training programmes and consultancy services in line with Article 14 of Regulation 1/2004

Sector(s) concerned: The aid scheme is aimed at businesses active in the production of agricultural products only. All sub-sectors are eligible

Name and address of the granting authority:

Cheshire County Council

Environmental Planning, Backford Hall, Backford, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6PZ, UK

Web-Address: http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/SREP/Srep_sate_aid_guidence_download_page.htm

Alternatively, you can visit the UK's central website for exempted agricultural State aids at www.defra.gov.uk/farm/state-aid/setup/exist-exempt.htm. Click on the link ‘Sandstone Ridge ECOnet Partnership Conservation Programme’

Other information: The scheme is aimed at landscape heritage conservation. It is possible that land owned by businesses not active in the agriculture sector might receive aid under the scheme. In this case the aid will comply with Regulation 69/2001 on de minimis aid or any Regulation replacing it.

Beneficiaries of technical support will not be able to choose their own service provider. Where the service is not provided by Cheshire County Council, it will be provided by service providers which have been selected and remunerated in accordance with market principles

Aid Number: XA 55/2006

Member State: Spain

Region: Navarre

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid: Aid to encourage initiatives promoting improved marketing of quality agricultural products

Legal basis: Orden foral del Consejero de agricultura, ganadería y alimentación, por la que se aprueba la convocatoria de ayudas al fomento de iniciativas de promoción para la mejora de la comercialización de productos agrarios de calidad para el año 2006

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company: EUR 275 000 for 2006

Maximum aid intensity: 50 % of the value of the eligible expenses for all the eligible actions provided for in the action plan, with a ceiling of EUR 60 000 per applicant

Date of implementation: August 2006

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Aid may be granted until December 2006

Objective of aid: The purpose of the aid is to encourage SMEs to take initiatives and steps to improve the marketing of quality agricultural products, for example by publishing scientific information, organising trade fairs and exhibitions, taking part in them and any similar public-relations activity such as market surveys and research.

Article 13 — Aid to encourage the production and marketing of quality agricultural products and Article 14 — Provision of technical support in the agricultural sector.

Advertising, that is to say activities involving mass media intended to encourage consumers to buy certain quality agricultural products and any material distributed directly to consumers with the same objective, including advertising aimed at consumers at the point of sale, does not fall within the scope of this aid.

Eligible expenses include:

Consultancy services costs: the fees for services which do not constitute a continuous or periodic activity nor relate to the enterprise's usual operating expenditure.

the organisation of and participation in competitions, exhibitions and trade fairs: Participation fees, travel costs, costs of publication and the cost of renting exhibition premises.

Market research costs

Economic sector(s) concerned: The marketing sector. The subsectors concerned may be any provided that what is involved are quality agricultural products as defined in Regulation (EC) No 1/2004 of 23 December 2003

Name and address of the granting authority:

Gobierno de Navarra, Departamento de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación

Tudela, 20

E-31003 Pamplona

Website: www.navarra.es

XA Number: XA 56/2006

Member state: Slovak Republic

Region: Western Slovakia

Title of aid scheme or name of the company receiving an individual aid: Združenie Stupavských vlastníkov pôdy, a.s.

F. Kostku 55, SK-900 31 Stupava

Legal basis: Ustanovenie § 240 ods. 3 a § 241 ods. 3 v spojení s ustanovením § 277 a zákona č. 461/2003 Z. z. o sociálnom poistení v znení zákona č. 721/2004 Z. z.

Ustanovenie § 5 ods. 2 písm. b) zákona 231/1999 Z. z. o štátnej pomoci

Metodické usmernenie Sociálnej poisťovne č. 30/2005

Nariadenie Komisie (ES) č. 1/2004, čl. 4, ods. 3, písm. c) a d)

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company: SKK 719 725, i.e. EUR 19 105,03282

Maximum aid intensity: 39,6 %

Date of implementation: 2006

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: July 2006

Objective of aid: SME — agriculture

Economic sector(s) concerned: Agriculture

Name and address of the granting authority:

Sociálna poisťovňa

pobočka Bratislava-okolie

Lazaretská 25

SK-814 99 Bratislava

Web address: www.socpoist.sk


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