31975R2364

Regulation (EEC) No 2364/75 of the Commission of 15 September 1975 on the calculation of aids in the form of loans at reduced rates of interest or of interest rebates which are not specified in percentage points /* CODIFIED VERSION CF 387Y0128(01) */

Official Journal L 243 , 17/09/1975 P. 0009 - 0009
Greek special edition: Chapter 14 Volume 1 P. 0019
Spanish special edition: Chapter 14 Volume 1 P. 0006
Portuguese special edition Chapter 14 Volume 1 P. 0006


REGULATION (EEC) No 2364/75 OF THE COMMISSION of 15 September 1975 on the calculation of aids in the form of loans at reduced rates of interest or of interest rebates which are not specified in percentage points

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community;

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 724/75 (1) of 18 March 1975 establishing a European Regional Fund, and in particular Article 4 thereof;

Whereas the application of this Regulation requires that State aids in the form of loans at reduced interest rates or of interest rebates which are not specified in percentage points should be capable of being compared and added up;

Whereas this calculation should be made by reference to the interest rate used for comparable operations which is in force at the time of the granting of the reduced interest loan or interest rebate;

Whereas such forms of aid are only provided in certain Member States ; whereas there is therefore no need to specify reference rates for the other Member States;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the Opinion of the Fund Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In all cases where a loan is granted at a reduced rate of interest or where an interest rebate is not stated in advance to be a rebate of a specific number of percentage points, the amount of the reduction in the interest rate or of the rebate shall be calculated on the basis of a reference rate.

Article 2

The reference rates for the Member States mentioned below shall be as follows:

Belgium : rate for loans of 10 years and over granted by the Société Nationale de Crédit à l'Industrie;

Denmark : rate for loans granted by the European Investment Bank increased by 1.5 percentage points;

France : rate for loans for plant and machinery granted by the Crédit National;

Italy : reference rate fixed by the State for the payment of interest rebates to credit institutions;

Federal Republic of Germany : rate for 10-year loans (programme M I and M II) granted by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau;

United Kingdom : rate of interest known as the "broad commercial rate".

Article 3

In each case the reference rate in force on the day of the decision to grant the interest rebate or the reduced interest loan shall be used. This rate shall be indicated in the request for assistance from the Fund.

Article 4

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

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

Done at Brussels, 15 September 1975.

For the Commission

The President

François-Xavier ORTOLI (1)OJ No L 73, 21.3.1975, p. 1.