17.12.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 360/15


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1337/2014

of 16 December 2014

amending Implementing Regulations (EU) No 947/2014 and (EU) No 948/2014 as regards the last day for submission of applications for private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (1), and in particular Article 18(2), Article 20(c), (f), (l), (m) and (n), and Article 223(3)(c) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 1370/2013 of 16 December 2013 determining measures on fixing certain aids and refunds related to the common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (2) and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (3), and in particular Article 62(2)(b) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulations (EU) No 947/2014 (4) and (EU) No 948/2014 (5) opened private storage for butter and skimmed milk powder, respectively, in view of the particular difficult market situation, notably resulting from the ban introduced by the Russian government on imports of dairy products from the Union to Russia.

(2)

Those Regulations provide that applications for aid can be lodged until 31 December 2014.

(3)

Prices of butter and skimmed milk powder in the Union have further deteriorated and downward pressure is likely to carry on.

(4)

In view of the current market situation it is appropriate to extend the private storage aid schemes for butter and skimmed milk powder.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendment to Regulation (EU) No 947/2014

In Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 947/2014, ‘31 December 2014’ is replaced by ‘28 February 2015’.

Article 2

Amendment to Regulation (EU) No 948/2014

In Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 948/2014, ‘31 December 2014’ is replaced by ‘28 February 2015’.

Article 3

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2014.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671.

(2)  OJ L 346, 20.12.2013, p. 12.

(3)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 549.

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 947/2014 of 4 September 2014 opening private storage for butter and fixing in advance the amount of aid (OJ L 265, 5.9.2014, p. 15).

(5)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 948/2014 of 4 September 2014 opening private storage for skimmed milk powder and fixing in advance the amount of aid (OJ L 265, 5.9.2014, p. 18).