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C 80

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Information and Notices

Volume 50
13 April 2007


Notice No

Contents

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II   Information

 

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

 

Commission

2007/C 080/01

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty — Cases where the Commission raises no objections ( 1 )

1

 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

 

Commission

2007/C 080/02

Euro exchange rates

6

 

V   Announcements

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

 

Commission

2007/C 080/03

Call for proposals under the work programmes of the 7th EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities

7

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

 


II Information

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

Commission

13.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 80/1


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)

(2007/C 80/01)

Date of adoption of the decision

20.12.2006

Reference number of the aid

N 575/05

Member State

Netherlands

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Bedrijfsverplaatsing van autodemontagebedrijf Steenbergen

Legal basis

Artikel 4.23, derde lid, van de Algemene wet bestuursrecht. Artikel 143, tweede lid, in samenhang met artikel 105, eerste lid, van de Provinciewet. Artikel 15.20 van de wet Milieubeheer. Algemene subsidieverordening Gelderland 1998

Type of measure

Objective

Environmental protection

Form of aid

Budget

Annual budget: —; Overall budget: EUR 821 600 million

Intensity

Duration

Economic sectors

Motor vehicles

Name and address of the granting authority

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

8.3.2007

Reference number of the aid

N 580/05

Member State

Poland

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Pomoc publiczna w zakresie biopaliw

Legal basis

Ustawa z dnia 23.1.2004 o podatku akcyzowym, Rozporządzenie Ministra Finansów z dnia 21.12.2006 w sprawie zwolnień od podatku akcyzowego, Rozporządzenie Ministra Finansów z dnia 22.12.2006 zmieniające rozporządzenie w sprawie zwolnień od podatku akcyzowego, Ustawa z dnia 25.8.2006 o systemie monitorowania i kontrolowania jakości paliw, Ustawa z dnia 25.8.2006 o biokomponentach i biopaliwach

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Environmental protection, Energy saving

Form of aid

Tax advantage

Budget

Annual budget: —; Overall budget: PLN 4 698 million

Intensity

Duration

1.1.2007-30.4.2011

Economic sectors

Energy

Name and address of the granting authority

Rząd Polski

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

22.11.2006

Reference number of the aid

N 157/06

Member State

United Kingdom

Region

South Yorkshire

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

South Yorkshire Digital Region Broadband Project

Legal basis

Local Government Act 2000

Type of measure

Individual aid

Objective

Sectoral development, Regional development

Form of aid

Direct grant

Budget

Annual budget: —; Overall budget: GBP 100 million

Intensity

40 %

Duration

2007-2016

Economic sectors

Post and telecommunications

Name and address of the granting authority

Sheffield City Council

PO Box 1283

Town Hall

Sheffield S1 1UJ

United Kingdom

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

24.1.2007

Reference number of the aid

N 270/06

Member State

Italy

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Sussidi ai decoder digitali

Legal basis

Articolo 1, comma 572 legge 23 dicembre 2005 n. 266

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Sectoral development

Form of aid

Direct grant

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 10 million; Overall budget: EUR 10 million

Intensity

Duration

1.12.2005-31.12.2006

Economic sectors

Post and telecommunications

Name and address of the granting authority

Ministero delle Comunicazioni

Largo di Brazzà 86

I-00187 Roma

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

8.11.2006

Reference number of the aid

N 659/06

Member State

Slovakia

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Regional aid scheme for large enterprises

Legal basis

1.

Zákon č. 565/2001 Z.z. o investičných stimuloch v znení neskorších predpisov,

2.

§ 35 písm. b) a c) zákona č. 366/1999 Z.z. o daniach z príjmov v znení neskorších predpisov a zákona č. 595/2003 Z.z. o dani z príjmov v znení neskorších predpisov,

3.

Zákon č. 231/1999 Z.z. o štátnej pomoci v znení neskorších predpisov,

4.

Zákon č. 5/2004 Z.z. o službách zamestnanosti v znení neskorších predpisov,

5.

Zákon č. 523/2004 Z.z. o rozpočtových pravidlách verejnej správy v znení neskorších predpisov,

6.

Pravidlá v oblasti poskytovania regionálnej pomoci investorom

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Regional development

Form of aid

Tax advantage, Direct grant

Budget

Overall budget: SKK 12 620 million

Intensity

50 %

Duration

Until 31.12.2006

Economic sectors

All sectors

Name and address of the granting authority

Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Mierová 19

SK-825 17 Bratislava

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

7.2.2007

Reference number of the aid

N 820/06

Member State

Germany

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Steuerbefreiung für energieintensive Prozesse und Verfahren

Legal basis

Art. 1 § 51 und Art. 2 § 9a Energiesteuergesetz, Änderung des § 51 Energiesteuergesetzes und des § 9a Strom StG durch das Biokraftstoffquotengesetz

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Sectoral development

Form of aid

Tax allowance

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 70 million; Overall budget: —

Intensity

Duration

Economic sectors

Manufacturing industry

Name and address of the granting authority

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

7.3.2007

Reference number of the aid

N 822/06

Member State

United Kingdom

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Post Office Limited — Debt Payment Funding

Legal basis

Postal Services Act 2000

Type of measure

Individual aid

Objective

Services of general economic interest

Form of aid

Direct grant

Budget

Annual budget: GBP 313 million; Overall budget: GBP 313 million

Intensity

100 %

Duration

1.4.2007-31.3.2008

Economic sectors

Post and telecommunications, Retail services

Name and address of the granting authority

Department of Trade and Industry

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/


IV Notices

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

Commission

13.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 80/6


Euro exchange rates (1)

12 April 2007

(2007/C 80/02)

1 euro=

 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,3467

JPY

Japanese yen

160,62

DKK

Danish krone

7,4557

GBP

Pound sterling

0,68070

SEK

Swedish krona

9,2580

CHF

Swiss franc

1,6404

ISK

Iceland króna

88,74

NOK

Norwegian krone

8,0885

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CYP

Cyprus pound

0,5811

CZK

Czech koruna

27,963

EEK

Estonian kroon

15,6466

HUF

Hungarian forint

245,55

LTL

Lithuanian litas

3,4528

LVL

Latvian lats

0,7059

MTL

Maltese lira

0,4293

PLN

Polish zloty

3,8340

RON

Romanian leu

3,3405

SKK

Slovak koruna

33,428

TRY

Turkish lira

1,8550

AUD

Australian dollar

1,6304

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,5328

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

10,5244

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,8497

SGD

Singapore dollar

2,0443

KRW

South Korean won

1 254,11

ZAR

South African rand

9,6643

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

10,4046

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,4055

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

12 269,78

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,6438

PHP

Philippine peso

64,568

RUB

Russian rouble

34,8420

THB

Thai baht

43,687


(1)  

Source: reference exchange rate published by the ECB.


V Announcements

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Commission

13.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 80/7


Call for proposals under the work programmes of the 7th EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities

(2007/C 80/03)

Notice is hereby given of the launch of a call for proposals under the work programmes of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2007 to 2013).

Proposals are invited for the following call concerning the European Research Awards — Descartes Prizes. The call deadline and budget are given in the call text, which is published on the CORDIS website.

Capacities Specific Programme:

Call Identifier:

 

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007- 2

This call for proposals relates to the work programme adopted by Commission Decision C(2007)563, of 26 February 2007.

Information on the modalities of the call, the work programme, and the guidance for applicants on how to submit proposals is available through the CORDIS website:

 

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls/