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REGULATIONS

 

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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 451/2013 of 16 May 2013 implementing Article 11(1) and (4) of Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 452/2013 of 7 May 2013 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Eichsfelder Feldgieker/Eichsfelder Feldkieker (PGI))

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 453/2013 of 7 May 2013 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Lakeland Herdwick (PDO))

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 454/2013 of 7 May 2013 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Ail fumé d’Arleux (PGI))

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 455/2013 of 7 May 2013 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Ξηρά Σύκα Ταξιάρχη (Xira Syka Taxiarchi) (PDO))

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 456/2013 of 16 May 2013 laying down transitional measures as regards milk import quotas under Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001, and beef import quotas under Regulations (EC) No 412/2008 and (EC) No 431/2008, by reason of the accession of Croatia to the European Union

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 457/2013 of 16 May 2013 derogating from Regulations (EC) No 412/2008 and (EC) No 431/2008 as regards beef import quotas for the period running from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 458/2013 of 16 May 2013 correcting Regulation (EC) No 589/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards for eggs

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 459/2013 of 16 May 2013 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 460/2013 of 16 May 2013 on the minimum customs duty for sugar to be fixed in response to the third partial invitation to tender within the tendering procedure opened by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2013

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DECISIONS

 

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Council Implementing Decision 2013/219/CFSP of 16 May 2013 implementing Decision 2011/486/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan

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2013/220/EU

 

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Decision of the European Central Bank of 2 May 2013 on temporary measures relating to the eligibility of marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus (ECB/2013/13)

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Notice to readers — Council Regulation (EU) No 216/2013 of 7 March 2013 on the electronic publication of the Official Journal of the European Union (see page 3 of the cover)

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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.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

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L 133/1


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 451/2013

of 16 May 2013

implementing Article 11(1) and (4) of Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 of 1 August 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan (1), and in particular Article 11(1) and (4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 1 August 2011, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 753/2011.

(2)

On 16 April and 22 April 2013, the United Nations Security Council Committee, established pursuant to paragraph 30 of Security Council Resolution 1988 (2011), updated and amended the list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities subject to restrictive measures.

(3)

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 is hereby amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date 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 May 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. QUINN


(1)  OJ L 199, 2.8.2011, p. 1.


ANNEX

I.   The entry below shall be added to the list set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 753/2011.

A.   Individuals associated with the Taliban

1.

Adam Khan Achekzai (alias (a) Maulavi Adam Khan, (b) Maulavi Adam)

Title: Maulavi. Date of birth: (a) 1970 (b) 1972 (c) 1971 (d) 1973 (e) 1974 (f) 1975. Place of birth: Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Address:Chaman, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. Nationality: Pakistani. Other information: (a) Improvised explosive device manufacturer and facilitator for the Taliban. (b) Taliban member responsible for Badghis Province, Afghanistan, as at mid – 2010. (c) Former Taliban member responsible for Sar-e Pul and Samangan Provinces, Afghanistan. (d) As Taliban military commander in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, he was involved in organising suicide attacks in neighbouring provinces. (e) Associated with Abdul Samad Achekzai.

Date of UN Designation: 16.4.2013.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Adam Khan Achekzai was listed on 16 April 2013 pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 2082 (2012) for ‘participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of’ and ‘otherwise supporting acts or activities of’ those designated and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.

Adam Khan Achekzai is an improvised explosive device (IED) manufacturer and facilitator for the Taliban. As of 2012, Adam constructed IEDs and had trained approximately 150 IED makers in support of the Taliban. As of late 2010, Adam was a Taliban military leader who was responsible for the production of IEDs and suicide vests. Adam was a deputy of Taliban IED facilitator Abdul Samad Achekzai and, as Samad’s deputy, coordinated procurement activities for the network.

In addition to his IED facilitation duties, Adam has filled other leadership roles for the Taliban. In mid-2010, Adam was named the Taliban head for Badghis Province, Afghanistan. Adam is also the former Taliban head for Sar-e Pul and Samangan Provinces, Afghanistan. As a Taliban military leader in Qandahar Province, Afghanistan, Adam was involved in organizing suicide attacks in neighboring provinces.

II.   The entries in the list set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 for the persons below shall be replaced by the entries as set out below.

A.   Individuals associated with the Taliban

1.

Abdul Latif Mansur (alias (a) Abdul Latif Mansoor (b) Wali Mohammad)

Title: Maulavi. Grounds for listing: Minister of Agriculture under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: Approximately 1968. Place of birth: (a) Zurmat District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan, (b) Garda Saray District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Member of Taliban Miram Shah Shura as of May 2007, (b) Taliban Shadow Governor for Logar Province as of late 2012, (c) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area, (d) Belongs to Sahak tribe (Ghilzai).

Date of UN designation:31.1.2001.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Abdul Latif Mansur was a member of the Taliban ‘Miram Shah Council’ as at May 2007. He was the Taliban shadow governor of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009 and the Head of the Taliban’s political commission as at mid-2009. As at May 2010, Abdul Latif Mansur was a senior Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan.

2.

Mohammad Naim Barich Khudaidad (alias (a) Mullah Naeem Barech (b) Mullah Naeem Baraich (c) Mullah Naimullah (d) Mullah Naim Bareh (e) Mohammad Naim (f) Mullah Naim Barich (g) Mullah Naim Barech (h) Mullah Naim Barech Akhund (i) Mullah Naeem Baric (j) Naim Berich (k) Haji Gul Mohammed Naim Barich (l) Gul Mohammad (m) Haji Ghul Mohammad (n) Gul Mohammad Kamran (o) Mawlawi Gul Mohammad)

Title: Mullah. Grounds for listing: Deputy Minister under Civil Aviation of the Taliban regime. Date of birth: Approximately 1975. Place of birth: (a) Lakhi village, Hazarjuft Area, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (b) Laki village, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (c) Lakari village, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (d) Darvishan, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (e) De Luy Wiyalah village, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Member of the Taliban Military Commission as of March 2010. (b) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. (c) Belongs to Barich tribe.

Date of UN designation: 23.2.2001.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Mohammad Naim is a member of the Taliban ‘Gerdi Jangal Council’. He is the former deputy of Akhtar Mohammad Mansour Shah Mohammed, a prominent Taliban leadership board figure. Mohammad Naim controls a military base in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

3.

Din Mohammad Hanif (alias (a) Qari Din Mohammad (b) Iadena Mohammad)

Title: Qari. Grounds for listing: (a) Minister of Planning under the Taliban regime, (b) Minister of Higher Education under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: (a) Approximately 1955, (b)01.01.1969 (as Iadena Mohammad). Place of birth: (a) Shakarlab village, Yaftali Pain District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, (b) Badakhshan (as Iadena Mohammad) Nationality: Afghan. Passport number: OA 454044 (as Iadena Mohammad). Other information: (a) Member of Taliban Supreme Council responsible for Takhar and Badakhshan provinces. (b) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

Date of UN designation: 25.1.2001.

4.

Abdul Jabbar Omari. (alias (a) Mullah Jabar (b) Muawin Jabbar)

Title: Maulavi. Grounds for listing: Governor of Baghlan Province (Afghanistan) under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: Approximately 1958. Place of birth: Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: Belongs to Hottak tribe.

Date of UN designation:23.2.2001.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Abdul Jabbar Omari, as at June 2008, worked as the deputy to Amir Khan Haqqani and commander of an armed group in the Siuri District of the Zabul Province. In June 2008, with a view to reinforcing their activities in the area, the Taliban leadership named him shadow Governor for the Zabul Province.

5.

Mohammad Shafiq Ahmadi Fatih Khan (alias Mohammad Shafiq Ahmadi)

Title: Mullah. Grounds for listing: Governor of Samangan Province under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: 1956-1957. Place of birth: Charmistan village, Tirin Kot District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Taliban Shadow Governor for Uruzgan Province as of late 2012. (b) Belongs to Hottak tribe.

Date of UN designation: 23.2.2001.

6.

Shahabuddin Delawar

Title: Maulavi. Grounds for listing: Deputy of High Court under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: (a) 1957, (b) 1953. Place of birth: Logar Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Passport number: Afghan passport number OA296623. Other information: (a) Deputy Head of Taliban Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia until 25 Sept. 1998. (b) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

Date of UN designation:23.2.2001.

7.

Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani (alias (a) Siraj Haqqani, (b) Serajuddin Haqani, (c) Siraj Haqani, (d) Saraj Haqani, (e) Khalifa)

Grounds for listing: Na’ib Amir (Deputy Commander). Address: (a)Kela neighbourhood/Danda neighbourhood, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, (b)Manba’ul uloom Madrasa, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, (c)Dergey Manday Madrasa, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan. Date of birth: approximately 1977/1978. Place of birth: (a) Danda, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, (b) Srana village, Garda Saray district, Paktia province, Afghanistan, (c) Neka district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, (d) Khost province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Heading the Haqqani Network as of late 2012. (b) Son of Jallaloudine Haqani. (c) Belongs to Sultan Khel section, Zadran tribe of Garda Saray of Paktia province, Afghanistan. (d) Believed to be in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

Date of UN designation:13.9.2007.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani is one of the most prominent, influential, charismatic and experienced leaders within the Haqqani network, a group of fighters with a close association with both the Taliban and Al-Qaida, and has been one of the major operational commanders of the network since 2004.

Sirajuddin Haqqani derives much of his power and authority from his father, Jalaluddin Haqqani, a former Minister of the Taliban regime, who was a Taliban military commander and a go-between for Al-Qaida and the Taliban on both sides of the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. During his tenure as a Minister of the Taliban regime, Jalaluddin Haqqani established very close links with Al-Qaida.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is strongly associated with the Taliban, who provides him funding for his operations. He also receives funding from various other groups and individuals, including drug lords. He is a key conduit for terrorist operations in Afghanistan and supporting activities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. His connections to the Taliban were made public in May 2006 by Mullah Dadullah, then one of the top Taliban military commanders, who stated that he worked with Sirajuddin Haqqani and planned operations with him. He also has connections with Jaish-i-Mohammed.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is actively involved in the planning and execution of attacks targeting International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Afghan officials and civilians, mainly in the eastern and southern regions of Afghanistan. He also regularly recruits and sends fighters into the Khost, Paktia and Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan.

Sirajuddin Haqqani was involved in the suicide bombing attack against a Police Academy bus in Kabul on 18 June 2007 which killed 35 police officers.

8.

Abdul Aziz Abbasin (alias: Abdul Aziz Mahsud)

Date of Birth: 1969. Place of Birth: Sheykhan Village, Pirkowti Area, Orgun District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Other information: (a) Key commander in the Haqqani Network under Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani. (b) Taliban Shadow Governor for Orgun District, Paktika Province as of early 2010. (c) Operated a training camp for non-Afghan fighters in Paktika Province. (d) Has been involved in the transport of weapons to Afghanistan.

Date of UN designation: 04.10.2011.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Abdul Aziz Abbasin is a key commander in the Haqqani Network, a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates from Eastern Afghanistan and North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. As of early 2010, Abbasin received orders from Sirajuddin Haqqani and was appointed by him to serve as the Taliban shadow governor of Orgun District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Abbasin commands a group of Taliban fighters and has assisted in running a training camp for foreign fighters based in Paktika Province. Abbasin has also been involved in ambushing vehicles supplying Afghan government forces and in the transport of weapons to Afghanistan.

9.

Mohammed Qasim Mir Wali Khudai Rahim (alias (a) Muhammad Qasim, (b) Abdul Salam)

Title: Haji. Date of birth: Between 1975 and 1976. Place of birth: (a) Minar village, Garmser District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (b) Darweshan Village, Garmser District, Helmand Province. Nationality: Afghan. National identification no.: (a) Afghan national identification card (tazkira) number 57388 issued in Lashkar Gah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (b) Residential card number 665, Ayno Maina, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Address: (a)Wesh, Spin Boldak District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, (b)Safaar Bazaar, Garmser District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (c)Room number 33, 5th Floor Sarafi Market, Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Other information: (a) Owner of Rahat Ltd (b) Involved in the supply of weapons for Taliban, including improvised explosive devices (IED). (c) Arrested in 2012 and in custody in Afghanistan as of January 2013. (d) Associated with Rahat Ltd

Date of UN designation: 21.11.2012.


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L 133/5


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 452/2013

of 7 May 2013

entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Eichsfelder Feldgieker/Eichsfelder Feldkieker (PGI))

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 entered into force on 3 January 2013. It repealed and replaced Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (2).

(2)

Pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, Germany’s application to register the name ‘Eichsfelder Feldgieker’/‘Eichsfelder Feldkieker’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union  (3).

(3)

As no statement of objection under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 has been received by the Commission, that name should therefore be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name contained in the Annex to this Regulation is hereby entered in the register.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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, 7 May 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Dacian CIOLOȘ

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(3)  OJ C 188, 28.6.2012, p. 6.


ANNEX

Agricultural products intended for human consumption listed in Annex I to the Treaty:

Class 1.2.   Meat products (cooked, salted, smoked, etc.)

GERMANY

Eichsfelder Feldgieker/Eichsfelder Feldkieker (PGI)


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/7


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 453/2013

of 7 May 2013

entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Lakeland Herdwick (PDO))

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 entered into force on 3 January 2013. It repealed and replaced Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (2).

(2)

Pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, the United Kingdom’s application to register the name ‘Lakeland Herdwick’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union  (3).

(3)

As no statement of objection under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 has been received by the Commission, that name should therefore be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name contained in the Annex to this Regulation is hereby entered in the register.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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, 7 May 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Dacian CIOLOȘ

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(3)  OJ C 162, 8.6.2012, p. 16.


ANNEX

Agricultural products intended for human consumption listed in Annex I to the Treaty:

Class 1.1.   Fresh meat (and offal)

UNITED KINGDOM

Lakeland Herdwick (PDO)


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/9


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 454/2013

of 7 May 2013

entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Ail fumé d’Arleux (PGI))

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 entered into force on 3 January 2013. It repealed and replaced Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (2).

(2)

Pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, France’s application to register the name ‘Ail fumé d’Arleux’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union  (3).

(3)

As no statement of objection under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 has been received by the Commission, that name should therefore be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name contained in the Annex to this Regulation is hereby entered in the register.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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, 7 May 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Dacian CIOLOȘ

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(3)  OJ C 212, 19.7.2012, p. 6.


ANNEX

Agricultural products intended for human consumption listed in Annex I to the Treaty:

Class 1.6.   Fruit, vegetables and cereals, fresh or processed

FRANCE

Ail fumé d’Arleux (PGI)


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/11


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 455/2013

of 7 May 2013

entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Ξηρά Σύκα Ταξιάρχη (Xira Syka Taxiarchi) (PDO))

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 entered into force on 3 January 2013. It repealed and replaced Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (2).

(2)

Pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, Greece’s application to register the name ‘Ξηρά Σύκα Ταξιάρχη’ (Xira Syka Taxiarchi) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union  (3).

(3)

As no statement of objection under Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 has been received by the Commission, that name should therefore be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name contained in the Annex to this Regulation is hereby entered in the register.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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, 7 May 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Dacian CIOLOȘ

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(3)  OJ C 155, 1.6.2012, p. 11.


ANNEX

Agricultural products intended for human consumption listed in Annex I to the Treaty:

Class 1.6.   Fruit, vegetables and cereals, fresh or processed

GREECE

Ξηρά Σύκα Ταξιάρχη (Xira Syka Taxiarchi) (PDO)


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/13


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 456/2013

of 16 May 2013

laying down transitional measures as regards milk import quotas under Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001, and beef import quotas under Regulations (EC) No 412/2008 and (EC) No 431/2008, by reason of the accession of Croatia to the European Union

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of Croatia, and in particular Article 3(4) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of Croatia, and in particular Article 41 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In view of the accession of Croatia to the European Union as from 1 July 2013, it is necessary to provide for transitional measures for certain import quotas in the milk and beef meat sectors, in order to allow importers from Croatia to participate in those quotas.

(2)

Section 2 of Chapter I of Title 2 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001 of 14 December 2001 laying down detailed rules for applying Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 as regards the import arrangements for milk and milk products and opening tariff quotas (1) provides that applicants for import licences are to be approved in advance by the competent authority of the Member State in which they are established. In order to ensure, as from 1 January 2014, access for operators from Croatia to the import quotas under Chapter I of Title 2 and Section 2 of Chapter III of Title 2 of Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001, those operators should be allowed to submit the request and the necessary proof for approval only before 1 October 2013 instead of before 1 April 2013. The authorities of Croatia should inform the applicants of the outcome of the approval procedure before 1 November 2013, instead of before 1 May 2013, and send the relevant lists of approved importers to the Commission before 15 November 2013, instead of before 20 May 2013.

(3)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 412/2008 of 8 May 2008 opening and providing for the administration of an import tariff quota for frozen beef intended for processing (2) opened an annual import tariff quota of 63 703 tonnes bone-in equivalent of frozen beef intended for processing in the Union for a period running every year from 1 July to 30 June of the following year. According to Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 412/2008 applicants for import rights are to prove that they are approved as processing establishments under Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (3) and that they have been active in production of processed products containing beef during each of the two reference periods referred to in Article 5 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 of 31 August 2006 laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences (4). Concerning the first condition, in order to be able to import in the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, applicants for import rights from Croatia should prove that they are approved as processing establishments for export to the Union under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption (5). As regards the requirement to prove past performance for the purposes of applying for import rights under Regulation (EC) No 412/2008, production of processed products containing beef in Croatia in 2011 and 2012, in conformity with Croatian legislation, should cover that requirement.

(4)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 431/2008 of 19 May 2008 opening and providing for the administration of an import tariff quota for frozen meat of bovine animals covered by CN code 0202 and products covered by CN code 0206 29 91 (6) opened an annual import tariff quota of 53 000 tonnes of frozen beef for a period running every year from 1 July to 30 June of the following year. As regards the quota period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, it should be specified that the proof to be presented by operators from Croatia for the application for import rights should not relate to imports carried out from Member States.

(5)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Transitional measures concerning Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001

1.   By way of derogation from Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001, for imports in the period from 1 January to 30 June 2014 under the quotas referred to in Chapter I of Title 2 and Section 2 of Chapter III of Title 2 of that Regulation, approval shall be granted to applicants who, before 1 October 2013, submit a request to the competent authorities of Croatia where they are established and in which they are registered for VAT purposes, accompanied by proof that during both 2011 and 2012 they imported into or exported from Croatia at least 25 tonnes of milk products covered by Chapter 04 of the Combined Nomenclature.

2.   For the purposes of application of paragraph 1, inward- and outward-processing transactions shall not be considered as imports and exports.

3.   By way of derogation from Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001, the competent authority of Croatia shall, before 1 November 2013, inform the applicants of the outcome of the approval procedure and their approval number where applicable. The approval shall be valid until 30 June 2014.

4.   By way of derogation from Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001, the competent authority of Croatia shall, before 15 November 2013, send its lists of approved importers, in accordance with paragraph 3 of that Article, to the Commission, which shall forward them to the competent authorities of the other Member States.

Only importers included on a list shall be authorised to apply for licences from 20 to 30 November 2013, for imports during the period from 1 January to 30 June 2014, in accordance with Articles 11 to 14 of Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001.

Article 2

Transitional measures concerning Regulation (EC) No 412/2008

By way of derogation from Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 412/2008, as regards the import tariff quota period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, the applicants for import rights from Croatia shall prove that they are approved as processing establishments to export to the Union under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 and shall demonstrate to the competent authorities of Croatia that they have been active in production of processed products containing beef, in conformity with Croatian legislation, during each of the two reference periods referred to in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006.

Article 3

Transitional measures concerning Regulation (EC) No 431/2008

By way of derogation from Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 431/2008, for the quota period starting on 1 July 2013, applicants for import rights from Croatia shall demonstrate to the competent authorities of Croatia that a quantity of beef falling under CN codes 0201, 0202, 0206 10 95 or 0206 29 91 has been imported by them or on their behalf under the relevant Croatian customs provisions during the period from 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013, excluding however import from Member States. That quantity shall constitute the reference quantity.

Article 4

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force subject to and on the date of the entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Croatia.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 May 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 341, 22.12.2001, p. 29.

(2)  OJ L 125, 9.5.2008, p. 7.

(3)  OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, p. 55.

(4)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(5)  OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, p. 206.

(6)  OJ L 130, 20.5.2008, p. 3.


17.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/15


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 457/2013

of 16 May 2013

derogating from Regulations (EC) No 412/2008 and (EC) No 431/2008 as regards beef import quotas for the period running from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single SMO Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 144(1) in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 412/2008 of 8 May 2008 opening and providing for the administration of an import tariff quota for frozen beef intended for processing (2) opened an annual import tariff quota of 63 703 tonnes bone-in equivalent of frozen beef intended for processing in the Union for a period running every year from 1 July to 30 June of the following year and divided in four subperiods. Applications for import rights for this tariff quota period can be lodged in the first seven days of the month preceding each subperiod. However, the total annual volume is available as from the first subperiod.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 431/2008 of 19 May 2008 opening and providing for the administration of an import tariff quota for frozen meat of bovine animals covered by CN code 0202 and products covered by CN code 0206 29 91 (3) opened an annual import tariff quota of 53 000 tonnes of frozen beef for a period running every year from 1 July to 30 June of the following year. Applications for import rights for this tariff quota period can be submitted on 1 June preceding the starting of the import tariff quota period.

(3)

In view of the accession of Croatia to the European Union as from 1 July 2013, it is appropriate to allow importers from Croatia to participate in those import quotas. It is therefore necessary to provide for derogations from Regulations (EC) No 412/2008 and (EC) No 431/2008 as regards the time periods for the submission of applications. However, these derogations should not have a negative impact neither on the operators from the Member States, nor on the efficiency of the management of those quotas.

(4)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 412/2008

By way of derogation from Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 412/2008, applications for import rights relating to the subperiod from 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013, shall be submitted from 1 to 5 July 2013, and in any case no later than 13.00, Brussels time, on 5 July 2013.

Article 2

Regulation (EC) No 431/2008

1.   By way of derogation from Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 431/2008, applications for import rights for the import tariff quota period starting on 1 July 2013 shall be submitted from 24 June to 5 July, and in any case no later than 13.00, Brussels time, on 5 July 2013.

2.   By way of derogation from Article 5(3) of Regulation (EC) No 431/2008, for the import tariff quota starting on 1 July 2013 Member States shall notify the Commission of the total quantities covered by applications for import rights, no later than 13.00, Brussels time, on 12 July 2013.

Article 3

Entry into force

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

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

Done at Brussels, 16 May 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 125, 9.5.2008, p. 7.

(3)  OJ L 130, 20.5.2008, p. 3.


17.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/17


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 458/2013

of 16 May 2013

correcting Regulation (EC) No 589/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards for eggs

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1) and in particular Article 121(d) in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 589/2008 (2) lays down detailed rules for implementing Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards for eggs. The wording of the definition of ‘batch’ in Article 1 of that Regulation should be clarified so that it does not give rise to diverging interpretations and thereby to different practices in the Member States.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 589/2008 should therefore be corrected accordingly.

(3)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the second subparagraph of Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 589/2008 point (i) is replaced by the following:

‘(i)

“batch” means the eggs in packs or loose from one and the same production site or packing centre, situated in one place, with one and the same laying date or date of minimum durability or packing date, the same farming method and, in case of graded eggs, the same quality and weight grading;’.

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 May 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 163, 24.6.2008, p. 6.


17.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/18


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 459/2013

of 16 May 2013

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

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors (2), and in particular Article 136(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 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 Annex XVI, Part A thereto.

(2)

The standard import value is calculated each working day, in accordance with Article 136(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011, taking into account variable daily data. Therefore this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 136 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 are fixed in the Annex to this Regulation.

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 May 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Jerzy PLEWA

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 157, 15.6.2011, p. 1.


ANNEX

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

MA

48,5

TN

95,6

TR

81,4

ZZ

75,2

0707 00 05

AL

36,9

MK

29,8

TR

132,0

ZZ

66,2

0709 93 10

TR

135,2

ZZ

135,2

0805 10 20

EG

54,7

IL

62,9

MA

71,8

TR

59,9

ZZ

62,3

0805 50 10

AR

113,5

TR

116,2

ZA

94,6

ZZ

108,1

0808 10 80

AR

129,7

BR

91,6

CL

115,2

CN

71,7

MK

55,3

NZ

153,6

US

187,5

ZA

117,2

ZZ

115,2


(1)  Nomenclature of countries laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


17.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/20


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 460/2013

of 16 May 2013

on the minimum customs duty for sugar to be fixed in response to the third partial invitation to tender within the tendering procedure opened by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2013

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 186, in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2013 (2) opened a standing invitation to tender for the 2012/2013 marketing year for imports of sugar of CN codes 1701 14 10 and 1701 99 10 at a reduced customs duty.

(2)

In accordance with Article 6 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2013, the Commission is to decide, in the light of the tenders received in response to a partial invitation to tender, either to fix a minimum customs duty or not to fix a minimum customs duty per eight digit CN code.

(3)

On the basis of the tenders received for the third partial invitation to tender, a minimum customs duty should be fixed for sugar falling within CN codes 1701 14 10 and 1701 99 10.

(4)

In order to give a rapid signal to the market and to ensure efficient management of the measure, this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(5)

The Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its Chair,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the third partial invitation to tender within the tendering procedure opened by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2013, in respect of which the time limit for the submission of tenders expired on 15 May 2013, a minimum customs duty has been fixed as set out in the Annex to this Regulation for sugar falling within CN codes 1701 14 10 and 1701 99 10.

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 May 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Jerzy PLEWA

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 16, 19.1.2013, p. 7.


ANNEX

Minimum customs duties

(EUR/tonne)

Eight digit CN code

Minimum customs duty

1

2

1701 14 10

141,00

1701 99 10

161,00

(—)

no minimum customs duty fixed (all offers rejected)

(X)

no offers


DECISIONS

17.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/22


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2013/219/CFSP

of 16 May 2013

implementing Decision 2011/486/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 31(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2011/486/CFSP of 1 August 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan (1), and in particular Article 5 and Article 6(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 1 August 2011, the Council adopted Decision 2011/486/CFSP.

(2)

On 16 April and 22 April 2013, the United Nations Security Council Committee, established pursuant to paragraph 30 of Security Council Resolution 1988 (2011), updated and amended the list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities subject to restrictive measures.

(3)

The Annex to Decision 2011/486/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 2011/486/CFSP is hereby amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 16 May 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. QUINN


(1)  OJ L 199, 2.8.2011, p. 57.


ANNEX

I.   The entry below shall be added to the list set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/486/CFSP

A.   Individuals associated with the Taliban

1.

Adam Khan Achekzai (alias (a) Maulavi Adam Khan, (b) Maulavi Adam)

Title: Maulavi. Date of birth: (a) 1970 (b) 1972 (c) 1971 (d) 1973 (e) 1974 (f) 1975. Place of birth: Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Address:Chaman, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. Nationality: Pakistani. Other information: (a) Improvised explosive device manufacturer and facilitator for the Taliban. (b) Taliban member responsible for Badghis Province, Afghanistan, as at mid – 2010. (c) Former Taliban member responsible for Sar-e Pul and Samangan Provinces, Afghanistan. (d) As Taliban military commander in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, he was involved in organising suicide attacks in neighbouring provinces. (e) Associated with Abdul Samad Achekzai.

Date of UN Designation:16.4.2013.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Adam Khan Achekzai was listed on 16 April 2013 pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 2082 (2012) for ‘participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of’ and ‘otherwise supporting acts or activities of’ those designated and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.

Adam Khan Achekzai is an improvised explosive device (IED) manufacturer and facilitator for the Taliban. As of 2012, Adam constructed IEDs and had trained approximately 150 IED makers in support of the Taliban. As of late 2010, Adam was a Taliban military leader who was responsible for the production of IEDs and suicide vests. Adam was a deputy of Taliban IED facilitator Abdul Samad Achekzai and, as Samad’s deputy, coordinated procurement activities for the network.

In addition to his IED facilitation duties, Adam has filled other leadership roles for the Taliban. In mid-2010, Adam was named the Taliban head for Badghis Province, Afghanistan. Adam is also the former Taliban head for Sar-e Pul and Samangan Provinces, Afghanistan. As a Taliban military leader in Qandahar Province, Afghanistan, Adam was involved in organising suicide attacks in neighbouring provinces.

II.   The entries in the list set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/486/CFSP for the persons below shall be replaced by the entries as set out below.

A.   Individuals associated with the Taliban

1.

Abdul Latif Mansur (alias (a) Abdul Latif Mansoor (b) Wali Mohammad)

Title: Maulavi. Grounds for listing: Minister of Agriculture under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: Approximately 1968. Place of birth: (a) Zurmat District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan, (b) Garda Saray District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Member of Taliban Miram Shah Shura as of May 2007, (b) Taliban Shadow Governor for Logar Province as of late 2012, (c) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area, (d) Belongs to Sahak tribe (Ghilzai).

Date of UN designation:31.1.2001.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Abdul Latif Mansur was a member of the Taliban ‘Miram Shah Council’ as at May 2007. He was the Taliban shadow governor of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009 and the Head of the Taliban’s political commission as at mid-2009. As at May 2010, Abdul Latif Mansur was a senior Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan.

2.

Mohammad Naim Barich Khudaidad (alias (a) Mullah Naeem Barech (b) Mullah Naeem Baraich (c) Mullah Naimullah (d) Mullah Naim Bareh (e) Mohammad Naim (f) Mullah Naim Barich (g) Mullah Naim Barech (h) Mullah Naim Barech Akhund (i) Mullah Naeem Baric (j) Naim Berich (k) Haji Gul Mohammed Naim Barich (l) Gul Mohammad (m) Haji Ghul Mohammad (n) Gul Mohammad Kamran (o) Mawlawi Gul Mohammad)

Title: Mullah. Grounds for listing: Deputy Minister under Civil Aviation of the Taliban regime. Date of birth: Approximately 1975. Place of birth: (a) Lakhi village, Hazarjuft Area, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (b) Laki village, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (c) Lakari village, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (d) Darvishan, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (e) De Luy Wiyalah village, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Member of the Taliban Military Commission as of March 2010. (b) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. (c) Belongs to Barich tribe.

Date of UN designation:23.2.2001.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Mohammad Naim is a member of the Taliban ‘Gerdi Jangal Council’. He is the former deputy of Akhtar Mohammad Mansour Shah Mohammed, a prominent Taliban leadership board figure. Mohammad Naim controls a military base in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

3.

Din Mohammad Hanif (alias (a) Qari Din Mohammad (b) Iadena Mohammad)

Title: Qari. Grounds for listing: (a) Minister of Planning under the Taliban regime, (b) Minister of Higher Education under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: (a) Approximately 1955, (b)01.01.1969 (as Iadena Mohammad). Place of birth: (a) Shakarlab village, Yaftali Pain District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, (b) Badakhshan (as Iadena Mohammad) Nationality: Afghan. Passport number: OA 454044 (as Iadena Mohammad). Other information: (a) Member of Taliban Supreme Council responsible for Takhar and Badakhshan provinces. (b) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

Date of UN designation:25.1.2001.

4.

Abdul Jabbar Omari. (alias (a) Mullah Jabar (b) Muawin Jabbar)

Title: Maulavi. Grounds for listing: Governor of Baghlan Province (Afghanistan) under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: Approximately 1958. Place of birth: Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: Belongs to Hottak tribe.

Date of UN designation:23.2.2001.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Abdul Jabbar Omari, as at June 2008, worked as the deputy to Amir Khan Haqqani and commander of an armed group in the Siuri District of the Zabul Province. In June 2008, with a view to reinforcing their activities in the area, the Taliban leadership named him shadow Governor for the Zabul Province.

5.

Mohammad Shafiq Ahmadi Fatih Khan (alias Mohammad Shafiq Ahmadi)

Title: Mullah. Grounds for listing: Governor of Samangan Province under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: 1956-1957. Place of birth: Charmistan village, Tirin Kot District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Taliban Shadow Governor for Uruzgan Province as of late 2012. (b) Belongs to Hottak tribe.

Date of UN designation:23.2.2001.

6.

Shahabuddin Delawar

Title: Maulavi. Grounds for listing: Deputy of High Court under the Taliban regime. Date of birth: (a) 1957, (b) 1953. Place of birth: Logar Province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Passport number: Afghan passport number OA296623. Other information: (a) Deputy Head of Taliban Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia until 25 Sept. 1998. (b) Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

Date of UN designation:23.2.2001.

7.

Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani (alias (a) Siraj Haqqani, (b) Serajuddin Haqani, (c) Siraj Haqani, (d) Saraj Haqani, (e) Khalifa)

Grounds for listing: Na’ib Amir (Deputy Commander). Address: (a)Kela neighbourhood/Danda neighbourhood, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, (b)Manba’ul uloom Madrasa, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, (c)Dergey Manday Madrasa, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan. Date of birth: approximately 1977/1978. Place of birth: (a) Danda, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, (b) Srana village, Garda Saray district, Paktia province, Afghanistan, (c) Neka district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, (d) Khost province, Afghanistan. Nationality: Afghan. Other information: (a) Heading the Haqqani Network as of late 2012. (b) Son of Jallaloudine Haqani. (c) Belongs to Sultan Khel section, Zadran tribe of Garda Saray of Paktia province, Afghanistan. (d) Believed to be in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area.

Date of UN designation:13.9.2007.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani is one of the most prominent, influential, charismatic and experienced leaders within the Haqqani network, a group of fighters with a close association with both the Taliban and Al-Qaida, and has been one of the major operational commanders of the network since 2004.

Sirajuddin Haqqani derives much of his power and authority from his father, Jalaluddin Haqqani, a former Minister of the Taliban regime, who was a Taliban military commander and a go-between for Al-Qaida and the Taliban on both sides of the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. During his tenure as a Minister of the Taliban regime, Jalaluddin Haqqani established very close links with Al-Qaida.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is strongly associated with the Taliban, who provides him funding for his operations. He also receives funding from various other groups and individuals, including drug lords. He is a key conduit for terrorist operations in Afghanistan and supporting activities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. His connections to the Taliban were made public in May 2006 by Mullah Dadullah, then one of the top Taliban military commanders, who stated that he worked with Sirajuddin Haqqani and planned operations with him. He also has connections with Jaish-i-Mohammed.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is actively involved in the planning and execution of attacks targeting International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Afghan officials and civilians, mainly in the eastern and southern regions of Afghanistan. He also regularly recruits and sends fighters into the Khost, Paktia and Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan.

Sirajuddin Haqqani was involved in the suicide bombing attack against a Police Academy bus in Kabul on 18 June 2007 which killed 35 police officers.

8.

Abdul Aziz Abbasin (alias: Abdul Aziz Mahsud)

Date of Birth: 1969. Place of Birth: Sheykhan Village, Pirkowti Area, Orgun District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Other information: (a) Key commander in the Haqqani Network under Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani. (b) Taliban Shadow Governor for Orgun District, Paktika Province as of early 2010. (c) Operated a training camp for non-Afghan fighters in Paktika Province. (d) Has been involved in the transport of weapons to Afghanistan.

Date of UN designation: 04.10.2011.

Additional information from the narrative summary of reasons for listing provided by the Sanctions Committee:

Abdul Aziz Abbasin is a key commander in the Haqqani Network, a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates from Eastern Afghanistan and North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. As of early 2010, Abbasin received orders from Sirajuddin Haqqani and was appointed by him to serve as the Taliban shadow governor of Orgun District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Abbasin commands a group of Taliban fighters and has assisted in running a training camp for foreign fighters based in Paktika Province. Abbasin has also been involved in ambushing vehicles supplying Afghan government forces and in the transport of weapons to Afghanistan.

9.

Mohammed Qasim Mir Wali Khudai Rahim (alias (a) Muhammad Qasim, (b) Abdul Salam)

Title: Haji. Date of birth: Between 1975 and 1976. Place of birth: (a) Minar village, Garmser District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (b) Darweshan Village, Garmser District, Helmand Province. Nationality: Afghan. National identification no.: (a) Afghan national identification card (tazkira) number 57388 issued in Lashkar Gah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (b) Residential card number 665, Ayno Maina, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Address: (a)Wesh, Spin Boldak District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, (b)Safaar Bazaar, Garmser District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, (c)Room number 33, 5th Floor Sarafi Market, Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Other information: (a) Owner of Rahat Ltd. (b) Involved in the supply of weapons for Taliban, including improvised explosive devices (IED). (c) Arrested in 2012 and in custody in Afghanistan as of January 2013. (d) Associated with Rahat Ltd.

Date of UN designation:21.11.2012.


17.5.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/26


DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 2 May 2013

on temporary measures relating to the eligibility of marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus

(ECB/2013/13)

(2013/220/EU)

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first indent of Article 127(2) thereof,

Having regard to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, and in particular the first indent of Article 3.1, Article 12.1, Article 18 and the second indent of Article 34.1,

Having regard to Guideline ECB/2011/14 of 20 September 2011 on monetary policy instruments and procedures of the Eurosystem (1), and in particular Section 1.6 and Sections 6.3.1, 6.3.2 and 6.4.2 of Annex I thereof,

Having regard to Guideline ECB/2013/4 of 20 March 2013 on additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateral (2), and in particular Article 1(3) and Articles 5 and 7 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 18.1 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks of Member States whose currency is the euro (NCBs) may conduct credit operations with credit institutions and other market participants, with lending being based on adequate collateral. The standard criteria determining the eligibility of collateral for the purposes of Eurosystem monetary policy operations are laid down in Annex I to Guideline ECB/2011/14.

(2)

Pursuant to Section 1.6 of Annex I to Guideline ECB/2011/14, the Governing Council may, at any time, change the instruments, conditions, criteria and procedures for the execution of Eurosystem monetary policy operations. Pursuant to Section 6.3.1 of Annex I to Guideline ECB/2011/14, the Eurosystem reserves the right to determine whether an issue, issuer, debtor or guarantor fulfils its requirements for high standards on the basis of any information it may consider relevant.

(3)

Marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus currently do not meet the Eurosystem’s minimum requirements for credit quality thresholds applicable to marketable debt instruments, as established in Annex I to Guideline ECB/2011/14.

(4)

The Governing Council has taken into consideration the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the Republic of Cyprus and the European Commission and endorsed by the Member States, reflecting the economic and financial adjustment programme for Cyprus.

(5)

The Governing Council considers this programme to be appropriate, so that the marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus have a quality standard sufficient to warrant their eligibility as collateral for Eurosystem monetary policy operations, irrespective of any external credit assessment.

(6)

The Governing Council has therefore decided that the eligibility of marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus must be restored for the Eurosystem’s monetary policy operations, subject to applying specific haircuts to such instruments different from those provided for in Section 6.4.2 of Annex I to Guideline ECB/2011/14.

(7)

Under Article 7 of Guideline ECB/2013/4, the Eurosystem’s credit quality threshold shall not apply to marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the central governments of euro area Member States under a European Union/International Monetary Fund programme, unless the Governing Council decides that the respective Member State does not comply with the conditionality of the financial support and/or the macroeconomic programme. However, under Article 1(3) of the same Guideline, for the purposes of its Article 5(1) and Article 7, only Ireland, the Hellenic Republic and the Portuguese Republic are considered euro area Member States compliant with a European Union/International Monetary Fund programme. Therefore an additional Governing Council decision is required to waive the Eurosystem’s credit quality threshold for marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus.

(8)

This exceptional measure will apply temporarily until the Governing Council considers that the normal application of the Eurosystem’s eligibility criteria and risk control framework for monetary policy operations can be reintroduced,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Suspension of certain provisions of Guideline ECB/2011/14 and eligibility of marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus

1.   The Eurosystem’s minimum requirements for credit quality, as specified in the Eurosystem credit assessment framework rules for certain marketable assets in Section 6.3.2 of Annex I to Guideline ECB/2011/14, shall be suspended for marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus. Hence, for the purposes of Article 5(1) and Article 7 of Guideline ECB/2013/4, the Republic of Cyprus shall be considered a euro area Member State compliant with a European Union/International Monetary Fund programme.

2.   Marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus shall be subject to the specific haircuts set out in the Annex to this Decision.

3.   In the event of any discrepancy between this Decision, Guideline ECB/2011/14 and Guideline ECB/2013/4, in each case as implemented at national level by the NCBs, this Decision shall prevail.

Article 2

Entry into force

This Decision shall enter into force on 9 May 2013.

Done at Bratislava, 2 May 2013.

The President of the ECB

Mario DRAGHI


(1)  OJ L 331, 14.12.2011, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 95, 5.4.2013, p. 23.


ANNEX

Haircut schedule applying to marketable debt instruments issued or fully guaranteed by the Republic of Cyprus

Government bonds

Maturity bucket

Haircuts for fixed coupons and floaters

Haircuts for zero coupon

0-1

14,5

14,5

1-3

27,5

29,5

3-5

37,5

40,0

5-7

41,0

45,0

7-10

47,5

52,5

> 10

57,0

71,0

Government guaranteed bank bonds and government-guaranteed non-financial corporate bonds

Maturity bucket

Haircuts for fixed coupons and floaters

Haircuts for zero coupon

0-1

23,0

23,0

1-3

37,0

39,0

3-5

47,5

50,5

5-7

51,5

55,5

7-10

58,0

63,0

> 10

68,0

81,5


17.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/s3


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