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Document 32010D0061

2010/61/: Commission Decision of 2 February 2010 on the clearance of the accounts of certain paying agencies in Germany and Portugal concerning expenditure financed by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), Guarantee Section, for the 2006 financial year (notified under document C(2010) 470)

OJ L 34, 5.2.2010, p. 33–35 (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/2010/61(1)/oj

5.2.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 34/33


COMMISSION DECISION

of 2 February 2010

on the clearance of the accounts of certain paying agencies in Germany and Portugal concerning expenditure financed by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), Guarantee Section, for the 2006 financial year

(notified under document C(2010) 470)

(Only the German and Portuguese texts are authentic)

(2010/61/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1258/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (1), and in particular Article 7(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 of 21 June 2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (2), and in particular Article 32 thereof,

After consulting the Fund Committee,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decisions 2007/327/EC (3) and 2008/394/EC (4) cleared, for the 2006 financial year, the accounts of all the paying agencies except for the German paying agency ‘Bayern-Umwelt’, the Italian paying agency ‘ARBEA’ and the Portuguese paying agency ‘IFADAP’.

(2)

Following the transmission of new information and after additional checks, the Commission can now take a decision on the integrality, accuracy and veracity of the accounts submitted by the German paying agency ‘Bayern-Umwelt’ and the Portuguese paying agency ‘IFADAP’.

(3)

The second subparagraph of Article 7(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1663/95 of 7 July 1995 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 729/70 regarding the procedure for the clearance of the accounts of the EAGGF Guarantee Section (5) lays down that the amounts that are recoverable from, or payable to, each Member State, in accordance with the accounts clearance decision referred to in the first subparagraph, shall be determined by deducting advances paid during the financial year in question, i.e. 2006, from expenditure recognised for that year in accordance with the first subparagraph. Such amounts are to be deducted from, or added to, advances against expenditure from the second month following that in which the accounts clearance decision is taken.

(4)

Pursuant to Article 32(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, 50 % of the financial consequences of non-recovery of irregularities shall be borne by the Member State concerned and 50 % by the Community budget if the recovery of those irregularities has not taken place within four years of the primary administrative or judicial finding, or within eight years if the recovery is taken to the national courts. Article 32(3) of the said Regulation obliges Member States to submit to the Commission, together with the annual accounts, a summary report on the recovery procedures undertaken in response to irregularities. Detailed rules on the application of the Member States' reporting obligation of the amounts to be recovered are laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 885/2006 of 21 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 as regards the accreditation of paying agencies and other bodies and the clearance of the accounts of the EAGF and of the EAFRD (6). Annex III to the said Regulation provides the model tables 1 and 2 that had to be provided in 2007 by the Member States. On the basis of the tables completed by the Member States, the Commission should decide on the financial consequences of non-recovery of irregularities older than four or eight years respectively. This decision is without prejudice to future conformity decisions pursuant to Article 32(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005.

(5)

Pursuant to Article 32(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, Member States may decide not to pursue recovery. Such a decision may only be taken if the costs already and likely to be incurred total more than the amount to be recovered or if the recovery proves impossible owing to the insolvency, recorded and recognised under national law, of the debtor or the persons legally responsible for the irregularity. If that decision has been taken within four years of the primary administrative or judicial finding, or within eight years if the recovery is taken to the national courts, 100 % of the financial consequences of the non-recovery should be borne by the Community budget. In the summary report referred to in Article 32(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 the amounts for which the Member State decided not to pursue recovery and the grounds for the decision are shown. These amounts are not charged to the Member States concerned and are consequently to be borne by the Community budget. This decision is without prejudice to future conformity decisions pursuant to Article 32(8) of the said Regulation.

(6)

In clearing the accounts of the paying agencies concerned, the Commission must take account of the amounts already withheld from the Member States concerned on the basis of Decision 2007/327/EC and Decision 2008/394/EC.

(7)

In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1258/1999 and Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1663/95, this Decision does not prejudice decisions taken subsequently by the Commission excluding from Community financing expenditure not effected in accordance with Community rules,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The accounts of the German paying agency ‘Bayern-Umwelt’ and the Portuguese paying agency ‘IFADAP’ concerning expenditure financed by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), Guarantee Section, in respect of the 2006 financial year, are hereby cleared.

The amounts which are recoverable from, or payable to, each Member State concerned pursuant to this Decision, including those resulting from the application of Article 32(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, are set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Portuguese Republic.

Done at Brussels, 2 February 2010.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 103.

(2)  OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 122, 11.5.2007, p. 51.

(4)  OJ L 139, 29.5.2008, p. 22.

(5)  OJ L 158, 8.7.1995, p. 6.

(6)  OJ L 171, 23.6.2006, p. 90.


ANNEX

CLEARANCE OF THE PAYING AGENCIES’ ACCOUNTS

FINANCIAL YEAR 2006

Amount to be recovered from or paid to the Member State

NB: Nomenclature 2010: 05 07 01 06, 05 02 16 02, 67 01, 67 02, 68 03.

MS

 

2006 — Expenditure/assigned revenue for the paying agencies for which the accounts are

Total a + b

Reductions and suspensions for the whole financial year (1)

Reductions according to Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005

Total including reductions and suspensions

Payments made to the Member State for the financial year

Amount to be recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State

Amount recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State under Decision 2007/327/EC

Amount recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State under Decision 2008/394/EC

Amount to be recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State under this decision (2)

cleared

disjoined

= expenditure/assigned revenue declared in the annual declaration

= total of the expenditure/assigned revenue in the monthly declarations

 

 

a

b

c = a + b

d

e

f = c + d + e

g

h = f – g

i

i'

j = h – i – i'

DE

EUR

6 543 354 057,67

0,00

6 543 354 057,67

–15 751,26

–22 076 833,17

6 521 261 473,24

6 543 392 477,21

–22 131 003,97

–22 062 685,96

–68 318,01

0,00

PT

EUR

948 006 804,65

0,00

948 006 804,65

–79 408,17

–1 169 114,34

946 758 282,14

946 441 751,51

316 530,63

704 425,08

0,00

– 387 894,45


MS

 

Expenditure (3)

Assigned revenue (3)

Sugar Fund

Article 32 (=e)

Total (=j)

Expenditure (4)

Assigned revenue (4)

05 07 01 06

67 01

05 02 16 02

68 03

67 02

k

l

m

n

o

p = k + l + m + n + o

DE

EUR

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

PT

EUR

– 279 281,98

0,00

0,00

0,00

– 108 612,47

– 387 894,45


(1)  The reductions and suspensions are those taken into account in the payment system, to which are added in particular the corrections for the non-respect of payment deadlines established in August, September and October 2006.

(2)  For the calculation of the amount to be recovered from or paid to the Member State the amount taken into account is, the total of the annual declaration for the expenditure cleared (col. a) or, the total of the monthly declarations for the expenditure disjoined (col. b).

Applicable exchange rate: Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 883/2006.

(3)  If the assigned revenue part would be in advantage of Member State, it has to be declared under 05 07 01 06.

(4)  If the assigned revenue part of the Sugar Fund would be in the advantage of the Member State, it has to be declared under 05 02 16 02.

NB: Nomenclature 2010: 05 07 01 06, 05 02 16 02, 67 01, 67 02, 68 03.


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