52004XC0117(03)

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty — Cases where the Commission raises no objections (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal C 013 , 17/01/2004 P. 0014 - 0015


Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty

Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(2004/C 13/05)

(Text with EEA relevance)

Date of adoption of the decision: 10.12.2003

Member State: Sweden

Aid No: N 202/03

Title: Reimbursement of high sickleave payment for smaller employers

Objective: To compensate solely small enterprises for the increased cost of sickleave payment

Legal basis: Introduktionen av den föreslagna åtgärden - kommer att ske genom ändringar i Svensk lag nr 1991:1047 angående sjuklön

Budget: The budget of the scheme is estimated at SEK 250 million (± EUR 25 million) per year

Duration: 1 January 2004 to 1 January 2005

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at

http://europa.eu.int/comm/ secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids

Date of adoption of the decision: 1.12.2003

Member State: Italy

Aid No: N 310/03

Title: Aid for sources of renewable energy

Objective: To promote investment in renewable energy

Legal basis: Legge n. 598/94, articolo 11; D.L. n. 516/94; Legge n. 448/98, articolo 8, c. 10, lettera f); D.L. n. 500/99, articolo 2, c. 1.; D.M. n. 337/2000, articolo 5

Budget: EUR 25820000

Aid intensity or amount: Consistent with the intensities applicable under the Community guidelines on state aid for environmental protection

Duration: Until 31 December 2007

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at

http://europa.eu.int/comm/ secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids

Date of adoption of the decision: 1.12.2003

Member State: Germany

Aid No: N 341/03

Title: SME Interest Subsidy Programme - prolongation (Saarland)

Objective: Supporting investment activities by small and medium-sized enterprises in Saarland

Legal basis: Richtlinien für das Zinszuschussprogramm zur Förderung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen sowie des Fremdenverkehrs im Saarland

Budget: EUR 885300 p.a.

Duration: Limited until 31 December 2006

Other information: Germany has to submit an annual report on the implementation of the scheme

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at

http://europa.eu.int/comm/ secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids

Date of adoption of the decision: 1.12.2003

Member State: United Kingdom

Aid No: N 455/03

Title: Cleaner Coal R & D Programme (alteration)

Objective: Promoting the development of more environmentally efficient technologies for utilising coal for electricity generation

Legal basis: Science and Technology Act 1965

Budget: Originally anticipated GBP 4,7 million (approximately EUR 6,8 million), 2004 budget not yet finalised, level of refinancing will fall below 100 % refinancing eligibility

Aid intensity or amount: Mostly 50 % gross; 75 % for feasibility studies in dioxide capture field at the R & D stage of industrial research

Duration: Until 31 March 2005

Other information: The United Kingdom authorities have to submit an annual report on the implementation of the scheme

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at

http://europa.eu.int/comm/ secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids

Date of adoption of the decision: 26.11.2003

Member State: Italy (Basilicata)

Aid No: N 82/03

Title: Grants to risk funds of cooperatives and collective guarantee association for commerce and tourism

Objective: Promote SME investments, facilitating SME access to guarantees

Legal basis: Delibera della Giunta Regionale della Regione Basilicata n. 1451, 2 agosto 2002 - Approvazione preliminare del bando

Budget: EUR 600000

Aid intensity or amount: Within the ceilings of Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2001

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at

http://europa.eu.int/comm/ secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids