32002R0010

Commission Regulation (EC) No 10/2002 of 4 January 2002 suspending the buying-in of butter in certain Member States

Official Journal L 003 , 05/01/2002 P. 0030 - 0030


Commission Regulation (EC) No 10/2002

of 4 January 2002

suspending the buying-in of butter in certain Member States

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products(1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1670/2000(2),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2771/1999 of 16 December 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 as regards intervention on the market in butter and cream(3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1614/2001(4), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 2771/1999 lays down that buying-in by invitation to tender is to be opened or suspended by the Commission in a Member State, as appropriate, once it is observed that, for two weeks in succession, the market price in that Member State is below or equal to or above 92 % of the intervention price.

(2) Commission Regulation (EC) No 2281/2001 suspending the buying-in of butter in certain Member States(5) establishes the most recent list of Member States in which intervention is suspended. This list must be adjusted as a result of the market prices communicated by Finland under Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 2771/1999. In the interests of clarity, the list in question should be replaced and Regulation (EC) No 2281/2001 should be repealed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Buying-in of butter by invitation to tender as provided for in Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 is hereby suspended in Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Greece and Austria.

Article 2

Regulation (EC) No 2281/2001 is hereby repealed.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on 5 January 2002.

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

Done at Brussels, 4 January 2002.

For the Commission

Franz Fischler

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48.

(2) OJ L 193, 29.7.2000, p. 10.

(3) OJ L 333, 24.12.1999, p. 11.

(4) OJ L 214, 8.8.2001, p. 20.

(5) OJ L 301, 17.11.2001, p. 9.