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97/23/EC: Commission Decision of 17 December 1996 on special financial contributions from the Community for the eradication of Newcastle disease in Denmark (Only the Danish text is authentic)

Official Journal L 008 , 11/01/1997 P. 0026 - 0026


COMMISSION DECISION of 17 December 1996 on special financial contributions from the Community for the eradication of Newcastle disease in Denmark (Only the Danish text is authentic) (97/23/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 90/424/EEC of 26 June 1990 on expenditure in the veterinary field (1), as last amended by Decision 94/370/EC (2), and in particular Articles 3 (3) and 4 (2) thereof,

Whereas outbreaks of Newcastle disease occurred in Denmark in 1995; whereas the appearance of this disease is a serious danger to the Community's poultry and, in order to help eradicate the disease as rapidly as possible, the Community has the possibility of compensating for the losses suffered;

Whereas, as soon as the presence of Newcastle disease was officially confirmed, the Danish authorities took appropriate measures which included the measures as listed in Article 3 (2) of Decision 90/424/EEC; whereas such measures were notified by the Danish authorities;

Whereas the conditions for Community financial assistance have been met;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Denmark may obtain Community financial assistance for outbreaks of Newcastle disease which occurred during 1995. The financial contribution by the Community shall be:

- 50 % of the costs incurred by Denmark in compensating owners for the slaughter, destruction of poultry and poultry products as appropriate,

- 50 % of the costs incurred by Denmark for the cleaning and disinfection of holdings and equipment,

- 50 % of the costs incurred by Denmark in compensating owners for the destruction of contaminated feedingstuffs and contaminated equipment.

Article 2

1. The Community financial contribution shall be granted after supporting documents have been submitted.

2. The documents referred to in paragraph 1 shall be sent by Denmark no later than six months from the notification of this Decision.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Denmark.

Done at Brussels, 17 December 1996.

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 224, 18. 8. 1990, p. 19.

(2) OJ No L 168, 2. 7. 1994, p. 31.