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Official Journal

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C 103

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Information and Notices

Volume 50
8 May 2007


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Contents

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I   Resolutions, recommendations, guidelines and opinions

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Council

2007/C 103/01

Council Recommendation of 19 March 2007 concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Sixth EDF) for the financial year 2005

1

2007/C 103/02

Council Recommendation of 19 March 2007 concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Seventh EDF) for the financial year 2005

2

2007/C 103/03

Council Recommendation of 19 March 2007 concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Eighth EDF) for the financial year 2005

3

2007/C 103/04

Council Recommendation of 19 March 2007 concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Ninth EDF) for the financial year 2005

4

 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

 

Commission

2007/C 103/05

Euro exchange rates

5

2007/C 103/06

Renewal of the term of office of members of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

6

 

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

2007/C 103/07

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises ( 1 )

7

2007/C 103/08

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises ( 1 )

11

2007/C 103/09

Amendment of public service obligations in respect of certain scheduled air services within the Autonomous Region of the Azores ( 1 )

14

 

V   Announcements

 

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY

 

Commission

2007/C 103/10

Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the antidumping measures applicable to imports of coumarin originating in the People's Republic of China

15

 

OTHER ACTS

 

Commission

2007/C 103/11

Publication of an application pursuant to Article 6(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs

20

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

 


I Resolutions, recommendations, guidelines and opinions

RECOMMENDATIONS

Council

8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/1


COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION

of 19 March 2007

concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Sixth EDF) for the financial year 2005

(2007/C 103/01)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Third ACP-EEC Convention, signed at Lomé on 8 December 1984 (1),

Having regard to Internal Agreement 86/126/EEC on the financing and administration of Community aid (2), and in particular Article 29(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Financial Regulation of 11 November 1986 applicable to the Sixth European Development Fund (Sixth EDF) (3), and in particular Articles 66 to 73 thereof,

Having examined the revenue and expenditure account and the balance sheet relating to the Sixth EDF as at 31 December 2005 and the Court of Auditors' report concerning the financial year 2005 together with the Commission's replies (4),

Whereas

(1)

Pursuant to Article 29(3) of the Internal Agreement, the discharge for the financial management of the Sixth EDF is to be given to the Commission by the European Parliament on the recommendation of the Council.

(2)

The overall implementation by the Commission of the operations of the Sixth EDF during the financial year 2005 has been satisfactory,

HEREBY RECOMMENDS that the European Parliament give the Commission a discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the Sixth EDF for the financial year 2005.

Done at Brussels, on 19 March 2007.

For the Council

The President

H. SEEHOFER


(1)  OJ L 86, 31.3.1986, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 86, 31.3.1986, p. 210. Agreement as amended by Decision 86/281/EEC. (OJ L 178, 2.7.1986, p. 13).

(3)  OJ L 325, 20.11.1986, p. 42.

(4)  OJ C 263, 31.10.2006, p. 205.


8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/2


COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION

of 19 March 2007

concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Seventh EDF) for the financial year 2005

(2007/C 103/02)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Fourth ACP-EC Convention, signed at Lomé on 15 December 1989 (1), as amended by the Agreement signed in Mauritius on 4 November 1995 (2),

Having regard to Internal Agreement 91/401/EEC on the financing and administration of Community aid under the fourth ACP-EC Convention (3), setting up, amongst others, the Seventh European Development Fund (Seventh EDF) and in particular Article 33(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Financial Regulation of 29 July 1991 applicable to development finance cooperation under the Fourth ACP-EC Convention (4), and in particular Articles 69 to 77 thereof,

Having examined the revenue and expenditure account and the balance sheet relating to the operations of the Seventh EDF as at 31 December 2005 and the Court of Auditors' report concerning the financial year 2005 together with the Commission's replies (5),

Whereas

(1)

Pursuant to Article 33(3) of the Internal Agreement, the discharge for the financial management of the Seventh EDF is to be given to the Commission by the European Parliament on the recommendation of the Council.

(2)

The overall implementation by the Commission of the operations of the Seventh EDF during the financial year 2005 has been satisfactory,

HEREBY RECOMMENDS that the European Parliament give the Commission a discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the Seventh EDF for the financial year 2005.

Done at Brussels, on 19 March 2007.

For the Council

The President

H. SEEHOFER


(1)  OJ L 229, 17.8.1991, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 156, 29.5.1998, p. 3.

(3)  OJ L 229, 17.8.1991, p. 288.

(4)  OJ L 266, 21.9.1991, p. 1.

(5)  OJ C 263, 31.10.2006, p. 205.


8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/3


COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION

of 19 March 2007

concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Eighth EDF) for the financial year 2005

(2007/C 103/03)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Fourth ACP-EC Convention, signed at Lomé on 15 December 1989 (1), as amended by the Agreement signed in Mauritius on 4 November 1995 (2),

Having regard to the Internal Agreement on the financing and administration of the Community aid under the Second Financial Protocol to the fourth ACP-EC Convention (3) setting up, amongst others, the Eighth European Development Fund (Eighth EDF), and in particular Article 33(3) of that Agreement,

Having regard to the Financial Regulation of 16 June 1998 applicable to development finance cooperation under the Fourth ACP-EC Convention (4), and in particular Articles 66 to 74 thereof,

Having examined the revenue and expenditure account and the balance sheet relating to the operations of the Eighth EDF as at 31 December 2005, and the Court of Auditors' report concerning the financial year 2005 together with the Commission's replies (5),

Whereas

(1)

Pursuant to Article 33(3) of the said Internal Agreement, the discharge for the financial management of the Eighth EDF is to be given to the Commission by the European Parliament on the recommendation of the Council.

(2)

The overall implementation by the Commission of the operations of the Eighth EDF during the financial year 2005 has been satisfactory,

HEREBY RECOMMENDS that the European Parliament give the Commission a discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the Eighth EDF for the financial year 2005.

Done at Brussels, on 19 March 2007.

For the Council

The President

H. SEEHOFER


(1)  OJ L 229, 17.8.1991, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 156, 29.5.1998, p. 3.

(3)  OJ L 156, 29.5.1998, p. 108.

(4)  OJ L 191, 7.7.1998, p. 53.

(5)  OJ C 263, 31.10.2006, p. 205.


8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/4


COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION

of 19 March 2007

concerning the discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the operations of the European Development Fund (Ninth EDF) for the financial year 2005

(2007/C 103/04)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (1) and amended in Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) on 25 June 2005 (2),

Having regard to the Internal Agreement on the financing and administration of Community aid under the Financial Protocol to ACP-EC Partnership Agreement (3) setting up, amongst others, the Ninth European Development Fund (Ninth EDF), and in particular Article 32(3) of that Agreement,

Having regard to the Financial Regulation of 27 March 2003 applicable to the 9th European Development Fund (4), and in particular Articles 96 to 103 thereof,

Having examined the revenue and expenditure account and the balance sheet relating to the operations of the Ninth EDF as at 31 December 2005 and the Court of Auditors' report concerning the financial year 2005 together with the Commission's replies (5),

Whereas

(1)

Pursuant to Article 32(3) of the said Internal Agreement, the discharge for the financial management of the Ninth EDF is to be given to the Commission by the European Parliament on the recommendation of the Council.

(2)

The overall implementation by the Commission of the operations of the Ninth EDF during the financial year 2005 has been satisfactory,

HEREBY RECOMMENDS that the European Parliament give the Commission a discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the Ninth EDF for the financial year 2005.

Done at Brussels, on 19 March 2007.

For the Council

The President

H. SEEHOFER


(1)  OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 287, 28.10.2005, p. 4.

(3)  OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p. 355.

(4)  OJ L 83, 1.4.2003, p. 1.

(5)  OJ C 263, 31.10.2006, p. 205.


IV Notices

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

Commission

8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/5


Euro exchange rates (1)

7 May 2007

(2007/C 103/05)

1 euro=

 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,3615

JPY

Japanese yen

163,31

DKK

Danish krone

7,4516

GBP

Pound sterling

0,68230

SEK

Swedish krona

9,1655

CHF

Swiss franc

1,6471

ISK

Iceland króna

86,37

NOK

Norwegian krone

8,1220

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CYP

Cyprus pound

0,5826

CZK

Czech koruna

28,167

EEK

Estonian kroon

15,6466

HUF

Hungarian forint

246,20

LTL

Lithuanian litas

3,4528

LVL

Latvian lats

0,6966

MTL

Maltese lira

0,4293

PLN

Polish zloty

3,7413

RON

Romanian leu

3,3120

SKK

Slovak koruna

33,537

TRY

Turkish lira

1,8230

AUD

Australian dollar

1,6483

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,5028

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

10,6428

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,8442

SGD

Singapore dollar

2,0613

KRW

South Korean won

1 255,85

ZAR

South African rand

9,4161

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

10,4889

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,3458

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

12 096,93

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,6495

PHP

Philippine peso

64,331

RUB

Russian rouble

35,0260

THB

Thai baht

44,335


(1)  

Source: reference exchange rate published by the ECB.


8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/6


Renewal of the term of office of members of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

(2007/C 103/06)

The term of office of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture was renewed by Commission Decision 2004/864/EC (1) amending Decision 1999/478/EC (2) renewing the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The term of office for a member of the Committee is three years and is renewable. Accordingly, the term of office of the members of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture set up on 1 May 2004 is due to expire on 30 April 2007.

The Commission has therefore decided to renew the membership of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture for the period from 1 May 2007 to 30 April 2010 as follows:

CFP INTEREST GROUPS

SEATS

MEMBERS

The Committee

 

Full members

Alternate members

Private shipowners

1

Mr B. Deas

Mr J. M. González Gil de Bernabé

Cooperative shipowners

1

Mr G. Van Balsfoort

Mr J. R. Fuertes Gamundi

Producers' organisations

1

Mr C. Olesen

Mr S. O'Donoghue

Mollusc/shellfish farmers

1

Mr G. Fucci

Mr A. Baekgaard

Fish farmers

1

Mr I. Stephanis

Mr P. A. Salvador

Processors

1

Mr G. Pastoor

Mr P. Commere

Traders

1

Mr P. Bamberger

Mr T. F. Geoghegan

Fishermen and employees

1

Mr R. Otero

Mr A. Macedo

Consumers

1

Mr J. Godfrey

 

Environment

1

Mr E. Dunn

Mrs C. Phua

Development

1

Mr J. Guyen

Mrs B. Gorez

Working groups

 

Chair

Vice-Chair

Group I

2

Mr J. Garat Pérez

Mr J. L. de Feuardent

Group II

2

Mr R. Flynn

Mr G. Brest

Group III

2

Mr M. Keller

Mr J. A. Suárez Llanos

Group IV

2

Mr N. Wichmann

Mr J. A. Mozos


(1)  OJ L 370, 17.12.2004, p. 91.

(2)  OJ L 187, 20.7.1999, p. 70.


NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/7


Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/C 103/07)

Aid No

XS 164/06

Member State

Poland

Region

Północny 1.6

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Exemption from real estate tax for companies conducting business on the territory of the city of Elbląg and making new investments.

Legal basis

art. 18 ust. 2 pkt 8 w związku z art. 40 ust. 1 i art. 41 ust. 1 ustawy z dnia 8 marca 1990 r. o samorządzie gminnym (Dz.U. z 2001 r. nr 142, poz. 1591),

art. 7 ust. 3 ustawy z dnia 12 stycznia 1991 r. o podatkach i opłatach lokalnych (Dz.U. z 2006 r. nr 121, poz. 844).

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company

Aid scheme

Annual overall amount

EUR 0,2586 million

Loans guaranteed

Individual aid

Overall aid amount

Loans guaranteed

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Yes

Date of implementation

3.11.2006

Duration of scheme or individual aid award

Until 31.12.2006

Objective of aid

Aid to SMEs

Yes

Economic sectors concerned

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Yes

Name and address of the granting authority

Prezydent Miasta Elbląg

ul. Łączności 1

PL-82-300 Elbląg

Large individual aid grants

In conformity with Article 6 of the Regulation

Yes


Aid No

XS 170/06

Member State

United Kingdom (and Republic of Ireland)

Region

32 Counties of the island of Ireland — Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Consultancy Aid for Software Development

Legal basis

British/Irish Agreement Act 1999 Section 2.3 Part 7 of Annex 2 of the act empowers InterTradeIreland to invest, lend or grant aid for the purposes of its function

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company

Aid scheme

Annual overall amount

2006: GBP 70 000

2007: GBP 86 000

Loans guaranteed

Individual aid

Overall aid amount

Loans guaranteed

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Yes

Date of implementation

From 1.12.2006

Duration of scheme or individual aid award

Until 31.12.2007

Objective of aid

Aid to SMEs

Yes

Economic sectors concerned

Limited to specific sectors

Yes

Other services

Yes

Name and address of the granting authority

InterTradeIreland

Old Gasworks Business Park

Kilmorey Street

Newry BT34 2DE

United Kingdom

Large individual aid grants

In conformity with Article 6 of the Regulation

Yes


Aid No

XS 171/06

Member State

Spain

Region

Comunidad Valenciana

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

The GESTA Programme (Generation of Advanced Technology Solutions) for small and medium-sized enterprises for industrial research projects with technological objectives.

Legal basis

Resolución de 2 de noviembre de 2006, del presidente del Instituto de la Pequeña y Mediana Industria de la Generalitat Valenciana (IMPIVA), por la que se convocan ayudas del Programa GESTA (Generación de Soluciones de Tecnología Avanzada) a las pequeñas y medianas empresas para proyectos de investigación industrial dirigidos a alcanzar un objetivo tecnológico. [2006/S13035] DOGV — Núm. 5 387 de 14.11.2006

Annual expenditure planned or overall amount of aid granted to the company

Aid scheme

Annual overall amount

EUR 3,5 million

Loans guaranteed

Individual aid

Overall aid amount

Loans guaranteed

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Yes

Date of implementation

1.1.2007

Duration of scheme or individual aid award

Until 31.12.2007

Objective of aid

Aid to SMEs

Yes

Economic sectors concerned

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Yes

Name and address of the granting authority

Instituto de la Pequeña y Mediana Industria de la Generalitat Valenciana

Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 6

E-46002 Valencia

Tlf. (34-6) 398 62 91

Large individual aid grants

In conformity with Article 6 of the Regulation

Yes


Aid No

XS 174/06

Member State

Italy

Region

Regione Basilicata

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Support for investment in technological innovation, environmental protection, organisational innovation, and commercial innovation.

Legal basis

Deliberazione della giunta regionale n. 1110 del 17 luglio 2006 (B.U.R. n. 39 del 21 luglio 2006) «POR Basilicata 2000-2006 — Approvazione avviso pubblico Innovazione tecnologica, ambientale, organizzativa e commerciale a valere sulle misure IV.19 e IV.4», modificativa del regolamento di cui alla L. 598/84 — art. 11 e s.m.i. già approvata dalla Commissione con lettera D/53877 del 17 luglio 2000 — Aiuto N 487/95

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company

Aid scheme

Annual overall amount

EUR 7 million (1)

Loans guaranteed

Individual aid

Overall aid amount

Loans guaranteed

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Article 4 of the Regulation

Yes

Date of implementation

21.7.2006

Duration of scheme or individual aid award

Until 31.12.2006

Objective of aid

Aid to SMEs

Yes

Economic sectors concerned

Mining and quarrying

Manufacturing industry

Supply and distribution of electricity, gas and water

Services

No

Name and address of the granting authority

Regione Basilicata — Dipartimento Attività produttive, politiche dell'impresa e innovazione tecnologica

Viale della Regione Basilicata

I-85100 Potenza

Tel. (39) 0971 66 87 30


Aid No

XS 181/06

Member State

Ireland

Region

All Regions

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Capital Allowances for SME Hotels (XS/24/2001)

Legal basis

Sections 268 to 282 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company

Aid scheme

Annual overall amount

EUR 20 million for the period 1.1.2007 to 31.7.2008

Loans guaranteed

Individual aid

Overall aid amount

Loans guaranteed

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Yes

Date of implementation

2.2.2001

Duration of scheme or individual aid award

Until 31.7.2008

Objective of aid

Aid to SMEs

Yes

Economic sectors concerned

Limited to specific sectors

Yes

Other services

Hotel Sector

Name and address of the granting authority

Revenue Commissioners

Dublin Castle

Dublin 2

Ireland

Large individual aid grants

In conformity with Article 6 of the Regulation

Yes


(1)  The annual expenditure indicated herein is cumulative for the two laws cited under the legal basis


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Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/C 103/08)

Aid number

XS 187/06

Member State

Germany

Region

All assisted regions under the assistance map for Germany 2007-2013

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

ERP Regional Aid Programme

Legal basis

ERP-Wirtschaftsplangesetz, ERP-Richtlinie „ERP-Regionalförderprogramm “sowie „Allgemeine Bedingungen für die Vergabe von ERP-Mitteln“

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company

Aid scheme

Annual overall amount

EUR 21 million

Loans guaranteed

Individual aid

Overall aid amount

Loans guaranteed

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Yes

Date of implementation

From 1.1.2007

Duration of scheme or individual aid award

Until 31.12.2007 or until expiry of the current SME exemption regulation.

Objective of aid

Aid to SMEs

Yes

Economic sectors concerned

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Yes

Name and address of the granting authority

KfW-Bankengruppe im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie

Palmengartenstraße 5-9

D-60325 Frankfurt am Main

Large individual aid grants

In conformity with Article 6 of the Regulation

Yes


Aid No

XS 2/07

Member State

Poland

Region

Wszystkie 16 województw

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Wsparcie w zakresie inwestycji udzielane małym i średnim przedsiębiorcom posiadającym siedzibę na terytorium Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (SPO-WKP 2.3)

Przedłużenie (XS133/04)

Legal basis

Art. 6b ust. 2 ustawy z dnia 9 listopada 2000 r. o utworzeniu Polskiej Agencji Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości (Dz.U. z dnia 13 grudnia 2000 r., nr 109, poz. 1158 z późn. zm.).

Rozdział 3 rozporządzenia Ministra Gospodarki i pracy z dnia 27 sierpnia 2004 r. w sprawie udzielania przez Polską Agencję Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości pomocy finansowej w ramach Sektorowego Programu Operacyjnego — Wzrost konkurencyjności przedsiębiorstw (Dz.U. z 2004 r., nr 195, poz. 2010 z 7 września 2004 r. z późn. zm.) — w zakresie inwestycji

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 387 million; Overall budget: —

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Date of implementation

7.9.2004

Duration

30.6.2008

Objective

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Economic sectors

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Name and address of the granting authority

Prezes Polskiej Agencji Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości

ul. Pańska 81/83

PL-00-834 Warszawa


Aid No

XS 3/07

Member State

Poland

Region

Wszystkie 16 województw

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Wsparcie w zakresie doradztwa udzielane małym i średnim przedsiębiorcom posiadającym siedzibę na terytorium Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (SPO-WKP doradztwo)

Przedłużenie (XS 134/04)

Legal basis

Art. 6b ust. 10 ustawy z dnia 9 listopada 2000 r. o utworzeniu Polskiej Agencji Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości (Dz.U. z dnia 13 grudnia 2000 r., nr 109, poz. 1158 z późn. zm.).

Rozdział 2 rozporządzenia Ministra Gospodarki i Pracy z dnia 27 sierpnia 2004 r. w sprawie udzielania przez Polską Agencję Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości pomocy finansowej w ramach Sektorowego Programu Operacyjnego — Wzrost konkurencyjności przedsiębiorstw (Dz.U. z 2004 r., nr 195, poz. 2010 z 7 września 2004 r. z późn. zm.) — w zakresie doradztwa

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Budget

Annual budget: 19 million EUR; Overall budget: —

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Date of implementation

7.9.2004

Duration

30.6.2008

Objective

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Economic sectors

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Name and address of the granting authority

Prezes Polskiej Agencji Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości

ul. Pańska 81/83

PL-00-834 Warszawa


Aid No

XS 47/07

Member State

Netherlands

Region

Alle regio's

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Innovatieve Prestatie Contracten (IPC)

Legal basis

Kaderwet EZ-subsidies (versie 01-01-1998)

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 34 million; Overall budget: —

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Date of implementation

1.1.2007

Duration

1.1.2012

Objective

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Economic sectors

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Name and address of the granting authority

Ministerie van Economische Zaken

Bezuidenhoutseweg 20

2500 EC Den Haag

Nederland


Aid No

XS 127/07

Member State

Spain

Region

Cantabria

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving individual aid

Ayudas de desarrollo rural para determinadas zonas con riesgo de despoblamiento

Legal basis

Secciones 1a y 2a de la Orden GAN/8/2007, de 23 de febrero, por la que se establecen las bases reguladoras y se aprueba la convocatoria para el año 2007 de las ayudas de desarrollo rural para determinadas zonas con riesgo de despoblamiento (BOC no 43, de 1 de marzo de 2007)

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 0,25 million; Overall budget: —

Maximum aid intensity

In conformity with Articles 4(2)-(6) and 5 of the Regulation

Date of implementation

2.3.2007

Duration

31.12.2013

Objective

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Economic sectors

All sectors eligible for aid to SMEs

Name and address of the granting authority

Consejero de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca del Gobierno de Cantabria

Consejería de Ganadería, Edificio Europa

E-39011 Santander (Cantabria)

Tfno (34) 942 20 78 60


8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/14


Amendment of public service obligations in respect of certain scheduled air services within the Autonomous Region of the Azores

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/C 103/09)

In accordance with Commission notice of 16 May 2002 (OJ C 115, 16.5.2002, p. 2.), the Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores has updated the fares for scheduled air services within the Autonomous Region of the Azores on which public service obligations have been imposed, amending Annexes A and B to the notice, as shown in the tables below.

‘ANNEX A

Standard economy fare (RT) (in euro) in 2007

 

CVU

FLW

GRW

HOR

PDL

PIX

SJZ

SMA

TER

CVU

 

50

174

106

174

174

174

174

174

FLW

50

 

174

106

174

174

174

174

174

GRW

174

174

 

174

174

174

174

174

106

HOR

106

106

174

 

174

174

174

174

172

PDL

174

174

174

174

 

174

174

106

174

PIX

174

174

174

174

174

 

174

174

172

SJZ

174

174

174

174

174

174

 

174

106

SMA

174

174

174

174

106

174

174

 

174

TER

174

174

106

172

174

172

106

174

 

CVU: Corvo; FLW: Flores; GRW: Graciosa; HOR: Horta; PDL: Ponta Delgada; PIX: Pico; SJZ: São Jorge; SMA: Santa Maria; TER: Terceira

ANNEX B

Fare for residents (RT) (in euro) in 2007

 

CVU

FLW

GRW

HOR

PDL

PIX

SJZ

SMA

TER

CVU

 

42

146

82

146

146

146

146

146

FLW

42

 

146

82

146

146

146

146

146

GRW

146

146

 

94

146

94

94

146

82

HOR

82

82

94

 

146

94

94

146

140

PDL

146

146

146

146

 

146

146

82

146

PIX

146

146

94

94

146

 

94

146

140

SJZ

146

146

94

94

146

94

 

146

82

SMA

146

146

146

146

82

146

146

 

146

TER

146

146

82

140

146

140

82

146

 

CVU: Corvo; FLW: Flores; GRW: Graciosa; HOR: Horta; PDL: Ponta Delgada; PIX: Pico; SJZ: São Jorge; SMA: Santa Maria; TER: Terceira’


V Announcements

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY

Commission

8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/15


Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the antidumping measures applicable to imports of coumarin originating in the People's Republic of China

(2007/C 103/10)

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry (1) of the anti-dumping measures in force on imports of coumarin originating in the People's Republic of China, (‘country concerned’), the Commission has received a request for review pursuant to Article 11 (2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (2) (‘the basic Regulation’).

1.   Request for review

The request was lodged on 8 February 2007 by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) (‘the applicant’) on behalf of the sole producer in the Community representing the totality of the Community production of coumarin.

2.   Product

The product under review is coumarin originating in the People's Republic of China (‘the product concerned’), currently classifiable within CN code ex 2932 21 00. This CN code is given only for information.

3.   Existing measures

The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 769/2002 (3) and extended to imports consigned from India and Thailand by Council Regulation (EC) No 2272/2004 (4) and to Indonesia and Malaysia by Council Regulation (EC) No 1650/2006 (5).

4.   Grounds for the review

The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry.

The applicant has provided evidence that imports of the product concerned from the People's Republic of China have continued to enter the Community in significant quantities and at dumped prices.

In view of the provisions of Article 2(7) of the basic Regulation, the applicant established normal value for the People's Republic of China on the basis of the price in an appropriate market economy country, which is mentioned in point 5.1(c). The allegation of continuation of dumping is based on a comparison of normal value, as set out in the preceding sentence, with the prices of the product concerned when sold for export to the Community.

On this basis, the dumping margin calculated is significant.

With regard to the recurrence of dumping it is also alleged that the exports to other third countries, i.e. the USA and Brazil, are made at dumped prices.

The applicant has provided evidence that imports of the product concerned from the People's Republic of China have remained significant in absolute terms and in terms of market share.

It is also alleged that the volumes and the prices of the imported product concerned have continued, among other consequences, to have a negative impact on the level of prices charged by the Community industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on its financial situation and employment situation of the Community industry.

The applicant further alleges the likelihood of further injurious dumping. In this respect the applicant presents evidence that, should measures be allowed to lapse, the current import level of the product concerned is likely to increase due to the existence of unused capacity in the country concerned.

In addition, the applicant alleges that the situation of the Community industry is such that any further substantial increase of imports at dumped prices from the country concerned would be likely to cause further injury of the Community industry should measures be allowed to lapse.

Furthermore, the applicant points out that during the period of imposition of measures, the exporters/producers of the product concerned from the People's Republic of China tried to undermine the existing measures by circumvention practices, which were counteracted by the extension of measures as enacted by Council Regulation (EC) No 2272/2004 and Council Regulation (EC) No 1650/2006.

5.   Procedure

Having determined, after consulting the Advisory Committee, that sufficient evidence exists to justify the initiation of an expiry review, the Commission hereby initiates a review in accordance with Article 11 (2) of the basic Regulation.

5.1.   Procedure for the determination of likelihood of dumping and injury

The investigation will determine whether the expiry of the measures would be likely, or unlikely, to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury.

(a)   Sampling

In view of the apparent number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling, in accordance with Article 17 of the basic Regulation.

(i)   Sampling for exporters/producers in the People's Republic of China

In order to enable the Commission to decide whether sampling is necessary and, if so, to select a sample, all exporters producers, or representatives acting on their behalf, are hereby requested to make themselves known by contacting the Commission and providing the following information on their company or companies within the time limit set in point 6(b)(i) and in the formats indicated in point 7:

name, address, e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers and contact person,

the turnover in local currency and the volume in tonnes of the product concerned sold for export to the Community during the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007,

the turnover in local currency and the sales volume in tonnes of the product concerned sold on the domestic market during the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007,

the turnover in local currency and the sales volume in tonnes for the product concerned sold to other third countries during the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007,

the precise activities of the company with regard to the production of the product concerned and the production volume in tonnes of the product concerned, the production capacity and the investments in production capacity during the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007,

the names and the precise activities of all related companies (6) involved in the production and/or selling (export and/or domestic) of the product concerned,

any other relevant information that would assist the Commission in the selection of the sample,

by providing the above information, the company agrees to its possible inclusion in the sample. If the company is chosen to be part of the sample, this will imply replying to a questionnaire and accepting an on-the-spot investigation of its response. If the company indicates that it does not agree to its possible inclusion in the sample, it will be deemed to not have co-operated in the investigation. The consequences of non-cooperation are set out in point 8 below.

In order to obtain the information it deems necessary for the selection of the sample of exporters/producers, the Commission will, in addition, contact the authorities of the exporting country, and any known associations of exporters/producers.

(ii)   Sampling for importers

In order to enable the Commission to decide whether sampling is necessary and, if so, to select a sample, all importers, or representatives acting on their behalf, are hereby requested to make themselves known to the Commission and to provide the following information on their company or companies within the time limit set in point 6(b)(i) and in the formats indicated in point 7:

name, address, e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers and contact person,

the total turnover in EUR of the company during the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007,

the total number of employees,

the precise activities of the company with regard to the product concerned,

the volume in tonnes and value in EUR of imports into and resales made in the Community market during the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007 of the imported product concerned originating in the People's Republic of China,

the names and the precise activities of all related companies (7) involved in the production and/or selling of the product concerned,

any other relevant information that would assist the Commission in the selection of the sample,

by providing the above information, the company agrees to its possible inclusion in the sample. If the company is chosen to be part of the sample, this will imply replying to a questionnaire and accepting an on-the-spot investigation of its response. If the company indicates that it does not agree to its possible inclusion in the sample, it will be deemed to not have co-operated in the investigation. The consequences of non-cooperation are set out in point 8 below.

In order to obtain the information it deems necessary for the selection of the sample of importers, the Commission will, in addition, contact any known associations of importers.

(iii)   Final selection of the samples

All interested parties wishing to submit any relevant information regarding the selection of the sample must do so within the time limit set in point 6(b)(ii).

The Commission intends to make the final selection of the samples after having consulted the parties concerned that have expressed their willingness to be included in the sample.

Companies included in the samples must reply to a questionnaire within the time limit set in point 6 (b)(iii) and must co-operate within the framework of the investigation.

If sufficient co-operation is not forthcoming, the Commission may base its findings, in accordance with Articles 17(4) and 18 of the basic Regulation, on the facts available. A finding based on facts available may be less advantageous to the party concerned, as explained in point 8.

(b)   Questionnaires

In order to obtain the information it deems necessary for its investigation, the Commission will send questionnaires to the Community industry and to any association of producers in the Community, to the sampled exporters/producers in the People's Republic of China, to any association of exporters/producers, to the sampled importers, to any association of importers named in the request or which co-operated in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review, and to the authorities of the exporting country concerned.

(c)   Selection of the market economy country

The Commission envisages using India as an appropriate market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of the People's Republic of China. Interested parties are hereby invited to comment on the appropriateness of this country within the specific time limit set in point 6(c).

(d)   Collection of information and holding of hearings

All interested parties are hereby invited to make their views known, submit information other than questionnaire replies and to provide supporting evidence. This information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within the time limit set in point 6(a)(ii).

Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested parties, provided that they make a request showing that there are particular reasons why they should be heard. This request must be made within the time limit set in point 6(a)(iii).

5.2.   Procedure for the assessment of Community interest

In accordance with Article 21 of the basic Regulation and in the event that the likelihood of a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury is confirmed, a determination will be made as to whether to maintain, or repeal the anti-dumping measures would not be against the Community interest. For this reason the Community industry, importers, their representative associations, representative users and representative consumer organisations, provided that they prove that there is an objective link between their activity and the product concerned, may, within the general time limits set in point 6(a)(ii), make themselves known and provide the Commission with information. The parties which have acted in conformity with the previous sentence may request a hearing, setting the particular reasons why they should be heard, within the time limit set in point 6(a)(iii). It should be noted that any information submitted pursuant to Article 21 will only be taken into account if supported by factual evidence at the time of submission.

6   Time limits

(a)   General time limits

(i)   For parties to request a questionnaire

All interested parties who did not co-operate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(ii)   For parties to make themselves known, to submit questionnaire replies and any other information

All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, unless otherwise specified. Attention is drawn to the fact that the exercise of most procedural rights set out in the basic Regulation depends on the party's making itself known within the aforementioned period

Companies selected in a sample must submit questionnaire replies within the time limit specified in point 6(b)(iii).

(iii)   Hearings

All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit.

(b)   Specific time limit in respect of sampling

(i)

The information specified in points 5.1(a)(i) and 5.1(a)(ii) should reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, given that the Commission intends to consult parties concerned that have expressed their willingness to be included in the sample on its final selection within a period of 21 days of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(ii)

All other information relevant for the selection of the sample as referred to in 5.1(a)(iii) must reach the Commission within a period of 21 days of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(iii)

The questionnaire replies from sampled parties must reach the Commission within 37 days from the date of the notification of their inclusion in the sample.

(c)   Specific time limit for the selection of the market economy country

Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of India which, as mentioned in point 5(c), is envisaged as a market-economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of the People's Republic of China. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

7.   Written submissions, questionnaire replies and correspondence

All submissions and requests made by interested parties must be made in writing (not in electronic format, unless otherwise specified) and must indicate the name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the interested party. All written submissions, including the information requested in this notice, questionnaire replies and correspondence provided by interested parties on a confidential basis shall be labelled as ‘Limited (8) and, in accordance with Article 19(2) of the basic Regulation, shall be accompanied by a non-confidential version, which will be labelled ‘FOR INSPECTION BY INTERESTED PARTIES’.

Commission address for correspondence:

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Directorate B

Office: J-79 5/16

B-1049 Brussels

Fax (32-2) 295 65 05

8.   Non-co-operation

In cases in which any interested party refuses access to or does not provide the necessary information within the time limits, or significantly impedes the investigation, findings, affirmative or negative, may be made in accordance with Article 18 of the basic Regulation, on the basis of the facts available.

Where it is found that any interested party has supplied false or misleading information, the information shall be disregarded and use may be made, in accordance with Article 18 of the basic Regulation, of the facts available. If an interested party does not cooperate or cooperates only partially, and use of facts available is made, the result may be less favourable to that party than if it had cooperated.

9.   Schedule of the investigation

The investigation will be concluded, according to Article 11(5) of the basic Regulation within 15 months of the date of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

10.   Possibility to request a review under Article 11(3) of the basic Regulation

As this expiry review is initiated in accordance with the provisions of Article 11(2) of the basic Regulation, the findings thereof will not lead to the level of the existing measures being amended but will lead to those measures being repealed or maintained in accordance with Article 11(6) of the basic Regulation.

If any party to the proceeding considers that a review of the level of the measures is warranted so as to allow for the possibility to amend (i.e. increase or decrease) the level of the measures, that party may request a review in accordance with Article 11(3) of the basic Regulation.

Parties wishing to request such a review, which would be carried out independently of the expiry review mentioned in this notice, may contact the Commission at the address given above.


(1)  OJ C 196, 19.8.2006, p. 2.

(2)  OJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 2117/2005 (OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 17).

(3)  OJ L 123, 9.5.2002, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1854/2003 (OJ L 272, 23.10.2003, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 396, 31.12.2004, p. 18.

(5)  OJ L 311, 10.11.2006, p. 1.

(6)  For guidance on the meaning of related companies, please refer to Article 143 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1).

(7)  For guidance on the meaning of related companies, please refer to Article 143 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

(8)  This means that the document is for internal use only. It is protected pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43). It is a confidential document pursuant to Article 19 of the basic Regulation and Article 6 of the WTO Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 (Anti-dumping Agreement).


OTHER ACTS

Commission

8.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 103/20


Publication of an application pursuant to Article 6(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs

(2007/C 103/11)

This publication confers the right to object to the application pursuant to Article 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 (1). Statements of objection must reach the Commission within six months of the date of this publication.

SUMMARY

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 510/2006

‘PARDUBICKÝ PERNÍK’

EC No: CZ/PGI/005/0408/26.10.2004

PDO ( ) PGI ( X )

This summary sets out the main elements of the product specification for information purposes.

1.   Responsible department in the member state:

Name:

Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví

Address:

Antonína Čermáka 2a

CZ-160 68 Praha 6

Tel.:

(420) 220 383 111

Fax:

(420) 224 324 718

E-mail:

posta@upv.cz

2.   Group:

Name:

Sdružení Pardubický perník

Address:

Rožkova 1009

CZ-530 02 Pardubice

Tel.:

(420) 466 303 637

Fax:

(420) 466 303 637

E-mail:

info@goldfein.cz

Composition:

producers/processors ( X ) Other ( )

3.   Type of product:

Class: 2.4 — gingerbread

4.   Specification:

(summary of requirements under Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) 510/2006)

4.1.   Name: ‘Pardubický perník’

4.2.   Description: ‘Pardubický perník ’is a bakery product produced from wheat flower, sugar, egg contents, honey, jam, vegetable fats, cocoa, gingerbread spice mixture (cinnamon, coriander, cloves, aniseed and allspice) and raising agents. ‘Pardubický perník ’is made in two variants:

4.3.   Geographical area: The geographical area within which ‘Pardubický perník ’is produced is limited to the cadastral district of the city of Pardubice and that of the municipality of Spojil.

4.4.   Proof of origin: The production of ‘Pardubický perník ’follows the national and EU rules in force and is subject to checks by the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (including checks on adherence to the specification) as well as national HACCP (critical points system) control mechanisms. In accordance with the legislation on traceability, all producers keep records both of all raw material suppliers and of all purchasers of finished products. Gingerbread does not belong to the category of fresh bakery products, so it must be packaged by the producer and accompanied by the minimum information specified in the above-mentioned rules, notably the name, weight and composition of the product and the identity of the producer.

4.5.   Method of production: ‘Pardubický perník ’is a bakery product, the production method of which has changed little over a period of three centuries.

It is produced in two stages, separated by a gap of a few days.

The first stage consists of making the basic dough, which is then left to rest for a few days before being processed.

The second stage begins by mixing into the dough the egg contents, jam, spices and raising agent until an elastic mass is produced which is then rolled out into a sheet which is further processed as follows:

in the case of the gingerbread products indicated at 4(2)(a), identical pieces of dough are cut or pressed out, baked in an oven, filled and coated with a glaze or in chocolate, and packaged in foil bearing the requisite information about the product, or

in the case of the gingerbread products indicated at 4(2)(b), pieces of dough are cut or pressed out into the relevant shape (see 4(2)) or are used to form a three-dimensional structure (see 4(2)). They are baked in an oven, left to cool down and then coated with a glaze or in chocolate, or left uncoated. The resulting products are then decorated by hand using sugar, fat or chocolate, before being packaged in a packet bearing information on the product.

The entire production process, including packaging, takes place at production facilities within the defined area. Packaging directly on the producer's premises is necessary as a consequence of the nature of the product: the quality of unpackaged finished products might be impaired during transport as a result of damage to coatings and decorations and is also a legal requirement, as the law specifies that rusks and biscuits and preserved pastry goods and cakes must be packaged on the manufacturer's premises.

4.6.   Link: The history of gingerbread making in Pardubice can be traced back to the 16th century, and the right to produce this product there was upheld by the Empress Maria-Theresia in 1759. Production took off in the 20th century, when industrial production was introduced, alongside the traditional artisanal methods. The exceptional reputation enjoyed by ‘Pardubický perník ’today in the eyes of the public is evidenced by newspaper articles (in Noviny Pernštejn, Blesk etc) and by photographs taken during the visit by Vaclav Havel, the then President of the Czech Republic, to the factory of Goldfein CZ. It is therefore clear that Pardubice has long been a place where specialised craftspeople have trained and worked, acquiring total mastery of the art of making gingerbread and that their intellectual property has been handed down to their successors. The typical designs used to decorate ‘Pardubický perník ’are also part of this craft. These styles and the method of decoration are not taught anywhere and are passed on only through practical experience of making the product.

4.7.   Inspection body:

Name:

Státní zemědělská a potravinářská inspekce, inspektorát v Hradci Králové

Address:

Březhradská 182

CZ-530 32 Hradec Králové

Tel.:

(420) 495 454 110

Fax:

(420) 495 532 518

E-mail:

hradec@szpi.gov.cz

4.8.   Labelling: —


(1)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.