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Legislation

Volume 49
17 January 2006


Contents

 

I   Acts whose publication is obligatory

page

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 63/2006 of 16 January 2006 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

1

 

*

Commission Regulation (EC) No 64/2006 of 16 January 2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 1695/2005 as regards the quantity covered by the standing invitation to tender for the export of common wheat held by the French intervention agency

3

 

*

Commission Regulation (EC) No 65/2006 of 13 January 2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security ( 1 )

4

 

*

Commission Regulation (Euratom) No 66/2006 of 16 January 2006 exempting the transfer of small quantities of ores, source materials and special fissile materials from the rules of the chapter on supplies

6

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 67/2006 of 16 January 2006 amending the rates of refunds applicable to certain products from the sugar sector exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

9

 

*

Commission Regulation (EC) No 68/2006 of 16 January 2006 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2488/2000 maintaining a freeze of funds in relation to Mr Milosevic and those persons associated with him

11

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 69/2006 of 16 January 2006 fixing Community producer and import prices for carnations and roses with a view to the application of the arrangements governing imports of certain floricultural products originating in Jordan

13

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 70/2006 of 16 January 2006 amending the representative prices and additional duties for the import of certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1011/2005 for the 2005/2006 marketing year

15

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 71/2006 of 16 January 2006 altering the export refunds on white sugar and raw sugar exported in the natural state fixed by Regulation (EC) No 9/2006

17

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 72/2006 of 16 January 2006 amending the export refunds on syrups and certain other sugar sector products exported in the natural state, as fixed by Regulation (EC) No 2132/2005

19

 

 

II   Acts whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

Commission

 

*

Commission Decision of 5 January 2006 amending Annex B to Council Directive 88/407/EEC and Annex II to Decision 2004/639/EC as regards import conditions for semen of domestic animals of the bovine species (notified under document number C(2005) 5840)  ( 1 )

21

 

*

Commission Decision of 11 January 2006 amending Appendix A to Annex V to the 2003 Act of Accession as regards certain establishments in the meat and milk sectors in the Czech Republic (notified under document number C(2005) 6052)  ( 1 )

33

 

*

Commission Decision of 16 January 2006 amending Decision 2000/690/EC setting up an Enterprise Policy Group, in order to extend its period of validity

36

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


I Acts whose publication is obligatory

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 63/2006

of 16 January 2006

establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 of 21 December 1994 on detailed rules for the application of the import arrangements for fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 4(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in the Annex thereto.

(2)

In compliance with the above criteria, the standard import values must be fixed at the levels set out in the Annex to this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 shall be fixed as indicated in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2006.

For the Commission

J. L. DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 337, 24.12.1994, p. 66. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 16 January 2006 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

052

89,6

204

47,1

212

92,7

624

115,6

999

86,3

0707 00 05

052

169,1

204

83,8

999

126,5

0709 10 00

220

94,1

999

94,1

0709 90 70

052

113,0

204

128,4

999

120,7

0805 10 20

052

46,7

204

55,8

220

47,0

388

66,5

624

58,5

999

54,9

0805 20 10

052

74,2

204

71,2

999

72,7

0805 20 30, 0805 20 50, 0805 20 70, 0805 20 90

052

71,1

204

76,7

400

84,3

464

133,0

624

74,7

662

27,9

999

78,0

0805 50 10

052

55,6

220

60,9

999

58,3

0808 10 80

400

108,1

404

93,3

512

58,4

720

60,2

999

80,0

0808 20 50

400

97,2

720

54,4

999

75,8


(1)  Country nomenclature as fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 750/2005 (OJ L 126, 19.5.2005, p. 12). Code ‘999’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 64/2006

of 16 January 2006

amending Regulation (EC) No 1695/2005 as regards the quantity covered by the standing invitation to tender for the export of common wheat held by the French intervention agency

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 6 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1695/2005 (2) has opened a standing invitation to tender for the export of 500 000 tonnes of common wheat held by the French intervention agency.

(2)

The invitations to tender made since this invitation to tender was opened have almost completely exhausted the quantities made available to the economic operators. In view of the strong demand recorded in recent weeks and the market situation, new quantities should be made available and the French intervention agency should be authorised to increase by 500 000 tonnes the quantity put out to tender for export.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1695/2005 should be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Cereals,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1695/2005 is hereby replaced by the following:

‘Article 2

The invitation to tender shall cover a maximum of 1 000 000 tonnes of common wheat for export to third countries with the exception of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro (3) and Switzerland.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day 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 January 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78.

(2)  OJ L 272, 18.10.2005, p. 3.

(3)  Including Kosovo as defined in UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999.’


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 65/2006

of 13 January 2006

amending Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security (1), and in particular Article 4(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Commission is required, by virtue of Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002, to adopt measures for the implementation of common basic standards for aviation security throughout the European Community. Commission Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 of 4 April 2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security (2) was the first act containing such measures.

(2)

There is a need for measures giving greater precision to the common basic standards.

(3)

In particular, it should be possible to test new technologies and processes, on a trial basis and for a limited period of time. Such trials should not prejudice the overall levels of aviation security.

(4)

Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 should be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Civil Aviation Security,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The following Article 3a is inserted into Regulation (EC) No 622/2003:

‘Article 3a

New Technical methods and Processes

1.   Member States may allow a technical method or process for security controls that is used in place of those laid down in the Annex, provided that:

(a)

it is being used for the purpose of evaluating a new way of performing the security control concerned, and

(b)

it will not negatively affect the overall level of security being attained.

2.   At least four months before its planned introduction the Member State concerned shall inform in writing the Commission and the other Member States of the proposed new method or process it intends to allow, enclosing an assessment indicating how it shall guarantee that the application of the new method or process will meet the requirement of point (b) of paragraph 1. The notification shall also contain detailed information on the location(s) where the method or process will be used and the intended length of the evaluation period.

3.   If the Commission gives the Member State a positive reply, or if no reply is received within three months upon receipt of the written request, the Member State may then allow the introduction of the new method or process.

If the Commission is not satisfied that the proposed new method or process provides sufficient guarantees that the overall level of aviation security will be maintained in the Community then the Commission shall inform the Member State thereof within three months of receipt of the notification referred to in paragraph 2, explaining its concerns. In such a circumstance the Member State concerned shall not commence with the method or process until it has satisfied the Commission.

4.   The maximum evaluation period for each technical method or process shall be 18 months. This evaluation period may be extended by the Commission by a maximum of a further 12 months on condition that the Member State provides adequate justification for the extension.

5.   At intervals of no more than six months during the evaluation period, the appropriate authority in the Member State concerned shall provide the Commission with a progress report on the evaluation. The Commission shall inform the other Member States of the contents of the progress report.

6.   No evaluation period may be longer than 30 months.’

Article 2

Entry into Force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following 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, 13 January 2006.

For the Commission

Jacques BARROT

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 355, 30.12.2002, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 849/2004 (OJ L 158, 30.4.2004, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 89, 5.4.2003, p. 9. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 857/2005 (OJ L 143, 7.6.2005, p. 9).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EURATOM) No 66/2006

of 16 January 2006

exempting the transfer of small quantities of ores, source materials and special fissile materials from the rules of the chapter on supplies

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 2(d) and Articles 74, 77, 124 and 161 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation No 17/66/Euratom of 29 November 1966 exempting the transfer of small quantities of ores, source materials and special fissile materials from the rules of the chapter on supplies (1) has been substantially amended (2). In the interests of clarity and rationality the said Regulation should be codified.

(2)

The Community supply position in regard to nuclear materials makes it possible for the exemption provided for in Article 74 of the Treaty to be authorised in such a manner as to ensure that all users may receive a regular and equitable supply of ores, source materials and special fissile materials,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The following shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter VI of Title II of the Treaty, as regards ores and uranium and thorium source materials:

(a)

transfers within and imports into the Community of quantities not exceeding, per transaction a dosage of one tonne of uranium and thorium (or uranium or thorium), within a limit of five tonnes per year per user in respect of each of these materials;

(b)

exports from the Community of quantities not exceeding a dosage of one tonne of uranium and thorium (or uranium or thorium), within a limit of five tonnes per year per exporter in respect of each of these materials.

Article 2

With regard to special fissile materials, transfers within, imports into and exports from the Community shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter VI of Title II of the Treaty provided that the quantities involved, referred to the elemental form, do not exceed 200 g of uranium-235, uranium-233 or plutonium in any one transaction up to an annual limit of 1 000 g of any of the substances per user. In the case of imports and exports this shall apply subject to the provisions of agreements for cooperation concluded by the Community with third countries.

Article 3

Any person who effects an import or an export and any supplier who effects a transfer within the Community under the exemption provided for in Articles 1 and 2 shall submit to the Supply Agency a quarterly statement of the transactions thus effected, giving the following information:

(a)

date of conclusion of the supply contract;

(b)

names of the contracting parties;

(c)

place where the material was produced;

(d)

chemical and physical (or chemical or physical) nature of the products;

(e)

quantities in metric units;

(f)

use made or to be made of these ores, source materials and special fissile materials.

The statements mentioned in point (e) of the first paragraph shall be expressed in kilograms of uranium or thorium contained in respect of ores and source materials, and in grams in respect of uranium-233, or uranium-235 or plutonium contained in respect of special fissile materials. Numbers containing a decimal fraction shall be rounded off to the next lower or higher whole number according to whether the decimal fraction is greater or less than 0,5. Where the decimal fraction is 0,5, the number shall be rounded off to the next higher or lower whole number according to whether the digit preceding the decimal point is an even or an odd number.

The monthly statements shall be submitted to the Agency within one month from the end of each quarter during which the transactions referred to in this Regulation were effected.

Article 4

Regulation No 17/66/Euratom is repealed.

References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex II.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following 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 January 2006.

For the Commission

José Manuel BARROSO

The President


(1)  OJ 241, 28.12.1966, p. 4057/66. Regulation as amended by Regulation (Euratom) No 3137/74 (OJ L 333, 13.12.1974, p. 27).

(2)  See Annex I.


ANNEX I

Repealed Regulation with its amendment

Commission Regulation No 17/66/Euratom (OJ 241, 28.12.1966, p. 4057/66)

Commission Regulation (Euratom) No 3137/74 (OJ L 333, 13.12.1974, p. 27).


ANNEX II

Correlation table

Regulation No 17/66/Euratom

This Regulation

Article 1, introductory wording

Article 1, introductory wording

Article 1, first indent

Article 1(a)

Article 1, second indent

Article 1(b)

Article 2

Article 2

Article 3, first paragraph

Article 3, first paragraph

Article 3, first paragraph, footnote 3

Article 3, second paragraph

Article 3, second paragraph

Article 3, third paragraph

Article 4

Article 4

Article 5

Annex I

Annex II


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 67/2006

of 16 January 2006

amending the rates of refunds applicable to certain products from the sugar sector exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1), and in particular Article 27(5)(a) and (15) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The rates of the refunds applicable from 23 December 2005 to the products listed in the Annex, exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty, were fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2128/2005 (2).

(2)

It follows from applying the rules and criteria contained in Regulation (EC) No 2128/2005 to the information at present available to the Commission that the export refunds at present applicable should be altered as shown in the Annex hereto,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The rates of refund fixed by Regulation (EC) No 2128/2005 are hereby altered as shown in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2006.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 39/2004 (OJ L 6, 10.1.2004, p. 16).

(2)  OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 37.


ANNEX

Rates of refunds applicable from 17 January 2006 to certain products from the sugar sector exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty (1)

CN code

Description

Rate of refund in EUR/100 kg

In case of advance fixing of refunds

Other

1701 99 10

White sugar

32,19

32,19


(1)  The rates set out in this Annex are not applicable to exports to Bulgaria, with effect from 1 October 2004, to Romania with effect from 1 December 2005, and to the goods listed in Tables I and II to Protocol No 2 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 exported to the Swiss Confederation or to the Principality of Liechtenstein with effect from 1 February 2005.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 68/2006

of 16 January 2006

amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2488/2000 maintaining a freeze of funds in relation to Mr Milosevic and those persons associated with him

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2488/2000 of 10 November 2000 maintaining a freeze of funds in relation to Mr Milosevic and those persons associated with him (1) and in particular Article 4(2)(c) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 2488/2000 lists the competent authorities to which specific functions related to the implementation of that Regulation are attributed.

(2)

Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom requested that the address details concerning their competent authorities be amended,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 2488/2000 is hereby amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 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 January 2006.

For the Commission

Eneko LANDÁBURU

Director-General of External Relations


(1)  OJ L 287, 14.11.2000, p. 19. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1205/2001 (OJ L 163, 20.6.2001, p. 14) and the Act of Accession 2004, Annex II, section 20, point 8 (OJ L 236, 23.9.2003, p. 773).


ANNEX

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 2488/2000 is amended as follows:

1.

The address details under the heading ‘Germany’ shall be replaced with:

‘Deutsche Bundesbank

Servicezentrum Finanzsanktionen

D-80281 München

Tel.: (49-89) 28 89 38 00

Fax: (49-89) 35 01 63 38 00’

2.

The address details under the heading ‘Netherlands’ shall be replaced with:

‘Minister van Financiën

Directie Financiële Markten/Afdeling Integriteit

Postbus 20201

2500 EE Den Haag

The Netherlands

Telefoon: (31-70) 342 8997

Telefax: (31-70) 342 7984’

3.

The address details under the heading ‘Sweden’ shall be replaced with:

‘Article 2(2)

Rikspolisstyrelsen

Box 12256

SE-102 26 Stockholm

Tfn (46-8) 401 90 00

Fax (46-8) 401 99 00

Article 3

Finansinspektionen

Box 6750

SE-113 85 Stockholm

Tfn (46-8) 787 80 00

Fax (46-8) 24 13 35

Article 4(3)

Försäkringskassan

SE-103 51 Stockholm

Tfn (46-8) 786 90 00

Fax (46-8) 411 27 89’

4.

The address details under the heading ‘United Kingdom’ shall be replaced with:

‘Bank of England

Sanctions Emergency Unit

London EC2R 8AH

United Kingdom

Tel. (44-207) 601 46 07

Fax (44-207) 601 43 09

HM Treasury

International Financial Services

Parliament Street

London SW1P 3AG

United Kingdom

Tel. (44-207) 207 55 50

Fax (44-207) 207 43 65

For Gibraltar:

Ernest Montado

Chief Secretary

Government Secretariat

No. 6 Convent Place

Gibraltar

United Kingdom

Tel. (350) 75707

Fax (350) 587 5700’


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 69/2006

of 16 January 2006

fixing Community producer and import prices for carnations and roses with a view to the application of the arrangements governing imports of certain floricultural products originating in Jordan

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 4088/87 of 21 December 1987 fixing conditions for the application of preferential customs duties on imports of certain flowers originating in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (1), and in particular Article 5(2)(a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Under Articles 2(2) and 3 of Regulation (EEC) No 4088/87, Community import and producer prices are fixed each fortnight for uniflorous (bloom) carnations, multiflorous (spray) carnations, large-flowered roses and small-flowered roses and apply for two-week periods. Under Article 1(b) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 700/88 of 17 March 1988 laying down detailed rules for the application of the arrangements for the import into the Community of certain floricultural products originating in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (2), those prices are determined for two-week periods on the basis of weighted prices provided by the Member States.

(2)

Those prices should be fixed immediately so the customs duties applicable can be determined.

(3)

Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union on 1 May 2004, it is no longer necessary to fix import prices for Cyprus.

(4)

Likewise, it is no longer necessary to fix import prices for Israel, Morocco and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in order to take account of the agreements approved by Council Decisions 2003/917/EC of 22 December 2003 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the State of Israel concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 2 to the EC-Israel Association Agreement (3), 2003/914/EC of 22 December 2003 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 3 to the EC-Morocco Association Agreement (4) and 2005/4/EC of 22 December 2004 on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 2 to the EC-Palestinian Authority Interim Association Agreement (5).

(5)

In between the meetings of the Management Committee for Live Plants and Floriculture Products, the Commission must adopt such measures,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Community producer and import prices for uniflorous (bloom) carnations, multiflorous (spray) carnations, large-flowered roses and small-flowered roses as referred to in Article 1 of Regulation (EEC) No 4088/87 shall be as set out in the Annex hereto for the period from 18 to 31 January 2006.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day 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 January 2006.

For the Commission

J. L. DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 382, 31.12.1987, p. 22. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1300/97 (OJ L 177, 5.7.1997, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 72, 18.3.1988, p. 16. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2062/97 (OJ L 289, 22.10.1997, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 346, 31.12.2003, p. 65.

(4)  OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 117.

(5)  OJ L 2, 5.1.2005, p. 4.


ANNEX

(EUR/100 pieces)

Period from 18 to 31 January 2006

Community producer price

Uniflorous (bloom) carnations

Multiflorous (spray) carnations

Large-flowered roses

Small-flowered roses

 

16,49

12,05

35,88

13,68

Community import prices

Uniflorous (bloom) carnations

Multiflorous (spray) carnations

Large-flowered roses

Small-flowered roses

Jordan


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 70/2006

of 16 January 2006

amending the representative prices and additional duties for the import of certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1011/2005 for the 2005/2006 marketing year

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1423/95 of 23 June 1995 laying down detailed implementing rules for the import of products in the sugar sector other than molasses (2), and in particular the second sentence of the second subparagraph of Article 1(2), and Article 3(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of white sugar, raw sugar and certain syrups for the 2005/2006 marketing year are fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1011/2005 (3). These prices and duties were last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2161/2005 (4).

(2)

The data currently available to the Commission indicate that the said amounts should be changed in accordance with the rules and procedures laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1423/95,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The representative prices and additional duties on imports of the products referred to in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1423/95, as fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1011/2005 for the 2005/2006 marketing year are hereby amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2006.

For the Commission

J. L. DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 39/2004 (OJ L 6, 10.1.2004, p. 16).

(2)  OJ L 141, 24.6.1995, p. 16. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 624/98 (OJ L 85, 20.3.1998, p. 5).

(3)  OJ L 170, 1.7.2005, p. 35.

(4)  OJ L 342, 24.12.2005, p. 67.


ANNEX

Amended representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of white sugar, raw sugar and products covered by CN code 1702 90 99 applicable from 17 January 2006

(EUR)

CN code

Representative price per 100 kg of the product concerned

Additional duty per 100 kg of the product concerned

1701 11 10 (1)

31,28

1,90

1701 11 90 (1)

31,28

5,89

1701 12 10 (1)

31,28

1,77

1701 12 90 (1)

31,28

5,46

1701 91 00 (2)

31,08

9,69

1701 99 10 (2)

31,08

5,17

1701 99 90 (2)

31,08

5,17

1702 90 99 (3)

0,31

0,34


(1)  Fixed for the standard quality defined in Annex I.II to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 (OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1).

(2)  Fixed for the standard quality defined in Annex I.I to Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001.

(3)  Fixed per 1 % sucrose content.


17.1.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 11/17


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 71/2006

of 16 January 2006

altering the export refunds on white sugar and raw sugar exported in the natural state fixed by Regulation (EC) No 9/2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 27(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The export refunds on white sugar and raw sugar exported in the natural state were fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 9/2006 (2).

(2)

Since the data currently available to the Commission are different to the data at the time Regulation (EC) No 9/2006 was adopted, those refunds should be adjusted,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The export refunds on the products listed in Article 1(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001, undenatured and exported in the natural state, as fixed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 9/2006 are hereby altered to the amounts shown in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 39/2004 (OJ L 6, 10.1.2004, p. 16).

(2)  OJ L 3, 6.1.2006, p. 9.


ANNEX

AMENDED AMOUNTS OF REFUNDS ON WHITE SUGAR AND RAW SUGAR EXPORTED WITHOUT FURTHER PROCESSING APPLICABLE FROM 17 JANUARY 2006 (1)

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refund

1701 11 90 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,61 (2)

1701 11 90 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,61 (2)

1701 12 90 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,61 (2)

1701 12 90 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,61 (2)

1701 91 00 9000

S00

EUR/1 % of sucrose × 100 kg product net

0,3219

1701 99 10 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

32,19

1701 99 10 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

32,19

1701 99 10 9950

S00

EUR/100 kg

32,19

1701 99 90 9100

S00

EUR/1 % of sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3219

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1), as amended.

The numeric destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).

The other destinations are:

S00

:

all destinations (third countries, other territories, victualling and destinations treated as exports from the Community) with the exception of Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo, as defined in UN Security Council Resolution No 1244 of 10 June 1999), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, save for sugar incorporated in the products referred to in Article 1(2)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 (OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 29).


(1)  The amounts set out in this Annex are not applicable with effect from 1 February 2005 pusrsuant to Council Decision 2005/45/EC of 22 December 2004 concerning the conclusion and the provisional application of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation amending the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 as regards the provisions applicable to processed agricultural products (OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 17).

(2)  This amount is applicable to raw sugar with a yield of 92 %. Where the yield for exported raw sugar differs from 92 %, the refund amount applicable shall be calculated in accordance with Article 28(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001.


17.1.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 11/19


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 72/2006

of 16 January 2006

amending the export refunds on syrups and certain other sugar sector products exported in the natural state, as fixed by Regulation (EC) No 2132/2005

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the third indent of Article 27(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The refunds on syrups and certain other sugar products were fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2132/2005 (2).

(2)

Since the information at present available to the Commission is different to that available to it at the time Regulation (EC) No 2132/2005 was adopted, these refunds should be amended,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The refunds to be granted on the products listed in Article 1(1)(d), (f) and (g), of Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001, fixed by Regulation (EC) No 2132/2005 for the marketing year 2005/06, are hereby amended and detailed in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 39/2004 (OJ L 6, 10.1.2004, p. 16).

(2)  OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 47.


ANNEX

AMENDED AMOUNTS FOR EXPORT REFUNDS ON SYRUPS AND CERTAIN OTHER SUGAR PRODUCTS EXPORTED WITHOUT FURTHER PROCESSING (1)

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refund

1702 40 10 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

32,19 (2)

1702 60 10 9000

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

32,19 (2)

1702 60 80 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

61,16 (3)

1702 60 95 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × net 100 kg of product

0,3219 (4)

1702 90 30 9000

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

32,19 (2)

1702 90 60 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × net 100 kg of product

0,3219 (4)

1702 90 71 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × net 100 kg of product

0,3219 (4)

1702 90 99 9900

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × net 100 kg of product

0,3219 (4)  (5)

2106 90 30 9000

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

32,19 (2)

2106 90 59 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × net 100 kg of product

0,3219 (4)

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in the Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1), as amended.

The numeric destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).

The other destinations are defined as follows:

S00

:

all destinations (third countries, other territories, victualling and destinations treated as exports from the Community) with the exception of Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo as defined by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, except for sugar incorporated into the products referred to in Article 1(2)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 (OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 29).


(1)  The amounts set out in this Annex are not applicable with effect from 1 February 2005 pusrsuant to Council Decision 2005/45/EC of 22 December 2004 concerning the conclusion and the provisional application of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation amending the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 as regards the provisions applicable to processed agricultural products (OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 17).

(2)  Applicable only to products referred to in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2135/95.

(3)  Applicable only to products referred to in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2135/95.

(4)  The basic amount is not applicable to syrups which are less than 85 % pure (Regulation (EC) No 2135/95). Sucrose content is determined in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2135/95.

(5)  The basic amount is not applicable to the product defined under point 2 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3513/92 (OJ L 355, 5.12.1992, p. 12).


II Acts whose publication is not obligatory

Commission

17.1.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 11/21


COMMISSION DECISION

of 5 January 2006

amending Annex B to Council Directive 88/407/EEC and Annex II to Decision 2004/639/EC as regards import conditions for semen of domestic animals of the bovine species

(notified under document number C(2005) 5840)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2006/16/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 88/407/EEC of 14 June 1988 laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species (1), and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 10(2), Article 11(2) and the second paragraph of Article 17 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Directive 2003/43/EC (2) amended Directive 88/407/EEC, which made it necessary to recast Commission Decisions relating to the animal health conditions for imports into the Community of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species.

(2)

The Commission therefore adopted Decision 2004/639/EC of 6 September 2004 laying down the importation conditions of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species (3), which brought together the rules on imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species within a single act.

(3)

However, problems have arisen with imports of bovine semen from third countries owing to missing or incorrect information in Annex B to Directive 88/407/EEC and in Annex II to Decision 2004/639/EC, which should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

In order to enable economic operators to adapt to the new conditions set out in this Decision, it is appropriate to provide for a transitional period in which under certain conditions semen of domestic animals of the bovine species complying with the conditions set out in the model veterinary certificate applicable before the date of application of this Decision may be imported into the Community.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex B to Directive 88/407/EEC is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Decision.

Article 2

Annex II to Decision 2004/639/EC is replaced by Annex II to this Decision.

Article 3

For a transitional period ending 31 March 2006, Member States shall authorise the importation of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species provided that such semen:

(a)

complies with the conditions set out in the model veterinary certificate in Annex II to Decision 2004/639/EC that was applicable before the date of application of the present Decision; and

(b)

is accompanied by such a certificate duly completed.

Article 4

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2006.

Article 5

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 5 January 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 194, 22.7.1988, p. 10. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2004/101/EC (OJ L 30, 4.2.2004, p. 15).

(2)  OJ L 143, 11.6.2003, p. 23.

(3)  OJ L 292, 15.9.2004, p. 21. Decision as amended by Decision 2005/290/EC (OJ L 93, 12.4.2005, p. 34).


ANNEX I

The second subparagraph of Chapter I(1)(d) of Annex B to Directive 88/407/EEC is replaced by the following:

‘The competent authority may give authorisation for the tests referred to in (d) to be carried out on samples collected in the quarantine station. In this case, the period of quarantine referred to in (a) may not commence before the date of sampling. However, should any of the tests listed in (d) prove positive, the animal concerned shall be immediately removed from the isolation unit. In the event of group isolation, the quarantine period referred to in (a) may not commence for the remaining animals until the animal which tested positive has been removed.’


ANNEX II

‘ANNEX II

Model veterinary certificates for imports

PART 1

SEMEN OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF THE BOVINE SPECIES FOR IMPORT, COLLECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 88/407/EEC AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2003/43/EC

The following model certificate is applicable to imports of semen collected in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, as amended by Directive 2003/43/EC.

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PART 2

SEMEN OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF THE BOVINE SPECIES COLLECTED, PROCESSED AND STORED BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2004 FOR IMPORT FROM 1 JANUARY 2005 IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 2(2) OF COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/43/EC

The following model certificate is applicable from 1 January 2005 to imports of stocks of semen collected, processed and stored before 31 December 2004 in accordance with the conditions previously laid down in Council Directive 88/407/EEC and imported after that date in accordance with Article 2(2) of Directive 2003/43/EC.

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17.1.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 11/33


COMMISSION DECISION

of 11 January 2006

amending Appendix A to Annex V to the 2003 Act of Accession as regards certain establishments in the meat and milk sectors in the Czech Republic

(notified under document number C(2005) 6052)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2006/17/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia, and in particular Annex V, Chapter 3, Section A(1), paragraph (d) thereto,

Whereas:

(1)

The Czech Republic has been granted transitional periods for certain establishments listed in Appendix A (1) to Annex V to the 2003 Act of Accession.

(2)

According to an official declaration from the Czech competent authority, certain establishments have completed their upgrading process and are now in full compliance with Community legislation. Certain establishments have ceased their activities for which they have obtained a transitional period. Those establishments should therefore be deleted from the list of establishments in transition.

(3)

The status of three meat establishments and their reclassification as low capacity establishments is still under discussion with the Czech competent authority. It is necessary to provide a short supplementary time in which to clarify the situation.

(4)

Appendix A to Annex V to the 2003 Act of Accession should therefore be amended accordingly. For the sake of clarity, it should be replaced.

(5)

The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has been informed of the measures provided for in this Decision,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Appendix A to Annex V to the 2003 Act of Accession is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ C 227 E, 23.9.2003, p. 14.


ANNEX

‘Appendix A

referred to in Chapter 3, Section A(1) to Annex V (1)

List of establishments, including shortcomings and deadlines for the correction of these shortcomings

SLAUGHTERHOUSES

No

Vet No

Name of establishment

Shortcoming

Date of full compliance

1

 

JABOR, s.r.o.

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex II, Chapter I, point 9

 

Annex II, Chapter II, point 10(b), (c) and (e)

31.12.2005

2

 

Jaroslav Kouba, Řeznictví — uzenářství

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(b), (c) and (e)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 2(b)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 4(c) and (d)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 5, 11 and 12

 

Annex I, Chapter II, point 14(b), (e), (h) and (i)

 

Annex I, Chapter III, point 15(b)

31.12.2005

3

 

Karel Nozar, Jatky Janov

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(a) and (b)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 2(a) and 11

31.12.2006

4

 

Pavel Hřebejk — Firma Slávie

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(a), (b) and (e)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 4(c)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 11 and 12

 

Annex I, Chapter II, point 14(a), (b), (c) and (h)

Council Directive 77/99/EEC:

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 2(a), (b) and (e)

 

Annex B, Chapter I, point 1(b), (d), (e) and (f)

31.12.2006

5

 

Zemědělské družstvo Čechtice — Jatka Jeníkov

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(a), (b), (c) and (d)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 4(d)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 5 and 11

31.12.2006

6

 

ZD Rosice u Chrasti — masná výroba a jatky

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(a), (b), (c), (e) and (g)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 2(a)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 4(c)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 5 and 11

31.12.2006

7

 

Zemědělské obchodní družstvo, družstvo Šebkovice

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(b), (c) and (e)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 7 and 11

 

Annex I, Chapter III, point 15(b)

 

Annex I, Chapter IV, point 16(b)

31.12.2005

8

 

ZVOS Hustopeče, a.s.

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(a) and (b)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 9

 

Annex I, Chapter II, point 14(a) and (h)

 

Annex I, Chapter IV, point 16(a)

31.12.2005

9

 

MASOEKO, s.r.o.

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 1(a), (b), (c) and (e)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 2(a) and (b)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 3

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 4(a), (b) and (c)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 5, 10, 11 and 12

 

Annex I, Chapter II, point 14(a), (b), (c), (e), (f) and (h)

 

Annex I, Chapter III, point 15(b)

31.12.2006


MEAT PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING OF MEAT PRODUCTS

No

Vet No

Name of establishment

Shortcoming

Date of full compliance

1

 

Agrodružstvo vlastníků — ADV Libštát

Council Directive 64/433/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter I, point 2(b)

 

Annex I, Chapter I, points 5 and 9

Council Directive 77/99/EEC:

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 1

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 2(a), (c), (d) and (g)

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 4

31.12.2006

2

 

Josef Kalina — JoKa Litoměřice (now as JOTIS s.r.o Litoměřice)

Council Directive 77/99/EEC:

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 1

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 2(a), (b) and (c)

 

Annex A, Chapter I, point 11

 

Annex B, Chapter I, point 1(d)

 

Annex B, Chapter II, point 4

31.12.2006

3

 

Drůbež Příšovice a.s.

Council Directive 77/99/EEC:

 

Annex I, Chapter 1, point 7(a), (b) and (c)

 

Annex I, Chapter 1, point 5

31.12.2005


DAIRIES

No

Vet No

Name of establishment

Shortcoming

Date of full compliance

1

 

Krkonošské sýrárny a.s.

Council Directive 92/46/EEC:

 

Annex B, Chapter I, point 2(a), (b), (c) and (g)

 

Annex B, Chapter I, points 8 and 11

31.12.2006

2

 

PROM s.r.o.

Council Directive 92/46/EEC:

 

Annex B, Chapter I, point 1

 

Annex B, Chapter I, point 2(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (g)

 

Annex B, Chapter I, points 3, 9, 11, 13 and 15

 

Annex B, Chapter VI, point 1

31.12.2006

3

 

Tavírna sýrů Nymburk s.r.o.

Council Directive 92/46/EEC:

 

Annex B, Chapter I, points 3 and 11

31.12.2006’


(1)  For the text of Annex V see OJ L 236, 23.9.2003, p. 803.


17.1.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 11/36


COMMISSION DECISION

of 16 January 2006

amending Decision 2000/690/EC setting up an Enterprise Policy Group, in order to extend its period of validity

(2006/18/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 6 of Commission Decision 2000/690/EC (1), it appears appropriate that the work of the expert group denominated ‘Enterprise Policy Group’ should continue unhindered in 2006 in the same format as established by that Decision.

(2)

Decision 2000/690/EC should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Sole Article

In Article 6 of Decision 2000/690/EC, the second sentence is replaced by the following: ‘It shall apply until 31 December 2006’.

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2006.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 285, 10.11.2000, p. 24. Decision as amended by Decision 2003/247/EC (OJ L 93, 10.4.2003, p. 27).