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Volume 57
3 April 2014


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 342/2014 of 21 January 2014 supplementing Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the application of the calculation methods of capital adequacy requirements for financial conglomerates ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 343/2014 of 2 April 2014 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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DECISIONS

 

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Council Decision 2014/183/CFSP of 1 April 2014 on the launch of a European Union military operation in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA)

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Corrigenda

 

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Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1001/2013 of4 October 2013 amending Annex I toCouncil Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statisticalnomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff ( OJ L 290,31.10.2013 )

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(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.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

3.4.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 100/1


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 342/2014

of 21 January 2014

supplementing Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the application of the calculation methods of capital adequacy requirements for financial conglomerates

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (1) and in particular Article 49(6) thereof,

Having regard to Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on the supplementary supervision of credit institutions, insurance undertakings and investment firms in a financial conglomerate and amending Council Directives 73/239/EEC, 79/267/EEC, 92/49/EEC, 92/96/EEC, 93/6/EEC and 93/22/EEC, and Directives 98/78/EC and 2000/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) and in particular to Article 21a(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

For financial conglomerates which include significant banking or investment business and insurance business, multiple use of elements eligible for the calculation of own funds at the level of the financial conglomerate that is to say, multiple gearing as well as any inappropriate intra-group creation of own funds should be eliminated in order to accurately reflect the availability of conglomerates' own funds to absorb losses and to ensure supplementary capital adequacy at the level of the financial conglomerate.

(2)

It is important to ensure that own funds in excess of sectoral solvency requirements are only included at conglomerate level if there are no impediments to the transfer of assets or repayment of liabilities across different conglomerate entities, including across sectors.

(3)

A financial conglomerate should only include own funds that exceed sectoral solvency requirements in the calculation of its own funds if those funds are transferable across entities within the financial conglomerate.

(4)

Appropriate rules should take into account that sector-specific own funds requirements are designed to cover risks relating to that sector, and are not intended to cover risks outside that sector.

(5)

To ensure consistent application of the supplementary capital adequacy calculation the sectoral requirements which comprise solvency requirements for this purpose should be listed. Those requirements should be without prejudice to the sectoral provisions concerning the measures to be taken following a breach of sectoral solvency requirements. In particular, where a deficit arises at the level of a financial conglomerate due to a breach in the combined buffer requirement under Chapter 4 of Title VII of Directive 2013/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (3), the necessary measures required should be based on those set out in that Chapter.

(6)

When calculating the supplementary capital adequacy requirement of a financial conglomerate, both a notional solvency requirement and a notional level of own funds should be calculated for non-regulated financial entities within the financial conglomerate.

(7)

Part II of Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC sets out three technical methods for calculating capital adequacy requirements at the level of the financial conglomerate: ‘Accounting consolidation method’ (method 1), ‘Deduction and aggregation method’ (method 2) and ‘Combination method’ (method 3), allowing the combination of method 1 and method 2. The technical calculation methods 1 and 2 should be specified to ensure their consistent application. In addition, the circumstances for the use of method 3 should be specified and it should be ensured that the competent authorities permit the use of that method in similar circumstances, apply common criteria and require that method to be applied in a way which is consistent across financial conglomerates. The competent authorities should only allow the application of method 3 where a financial conglomerate can demonstrate that the application of method 1 or 2 alone would not be reasonably feasible. The use of method 3 should be consistent over time to ensure equivalent conditions. As the technical calculation methods are carried out in accordance with the technical principles referred to in Part I of Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC, it is necessary to specify those principles as well.

(8)

Method 1 for calculating group solvency, as set out in Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (4) and method 1 for calculating supplementary capital adequacy requirements, as set out in Directive 2002/87/EC should be considered equivalent since both methods are consistent with the main objectives of supplementary supervision. Both methods ensure the elimination of intra-group creation of own funds and the calculation of own funds in accordance with the definitions and limits established in the relevant sectoral rules.

(9)

The empowerment to adopt regulatory technical standards in Article 49(6) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 is closely linked with the empowerment in Article 21a(3) of Directive 2002/87/EC, since both deal with consistent application of the methods of calculation laid down in the Annex to that Directive. To ensure coherence in the methods of calculation specified for the purpose of those legislative acts and to facilitate a comprehensive view and compact access to them by persons subject to those obligations it is desirable to lay down the regulatory technical standards adopted pursuant to those empowerments in a single Regulation.

(10)

This Regulation should be based on the new sectoral solvency regimes that have been established in the Union in order to ensure the most consistent application of the calculation methods. This Regulation should therefore not apply before the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013. The rules dependent on the application of Directive 2009/138/EC should begin to apply from the date of application of that Directive. Existing national implementation of the calculation of supplementary capital adequacy requirements should therefore continue to be used in those areas that have not been harmonised by this Regulation in the period before it applies in full, and underlying calculations that are based on insurance sectoral rules should be based on the insurance sectoral rules that apply at the time of that calculation.

(11)

This Regulation is based on the draft regulatory technical standards submitted jointly by the European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority) (EBA), European Supervisory Authority (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) (EIOPA) and European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority) (ESMA) to the Commission.

(12)

The EBA, EIOPA and ESMA have conducted open public consultations on the draft regulatory technical standards on which this Regulation is based, analysed the potential related costs and benefits, in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5), Article 10 of Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (6) and Article 10 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7), and requested the opinion of the Banking Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010, Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 and Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

SUBJECT MATTER AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation specifies the technical principles and technical calculation methods listed in Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC for the purposes of the alternatives to deduction referred to Article 49(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 and for the purposes of calculating own funds and supplementary capital adequacy requirement as provided for in Article 6(2) of Directive 2002/87/EC.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘insurance-led financial conglomerate’ means a financial conglomerate the most important financial sector of which is insurance, in accordance with Article 3(2) of Directive 2002/87/EC;

(2)

‘banking-led or investment-led financial conglomerate’ means a financial conglomerate the most important financial sector of which is either the banking sector or the investment services sector, in accordance with Article 3(2) of Directive 2002/87/EC.

CHAPTER II

TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES

Article 3

Elimination of multiple gearing and the intra-group creation of own funds

Own funds which result directly or indirectly from intra-group transactions shall not be included when calculating the supplementary capital adequacy requirements at the level of a financial conglomerate.

Article 4

Transferability and availability of own funds

1.   Own funds recognised at the level of a regulated entity, that exceed those needed to meet sectoral solvency requirements as specified in Article 9, shall not be included in the calculation of the own funds of a financial conglomerate, or of the sum of the own funds of each regulated and non-regulated financial sector entity in a financial conglomerate, unless there is no current or foreseen practical or legal impediment to the transfer of the funds between entities in the financial conglomerate.

2.   The entity referred to in the fifth subparagraph of Article 6(2) of Directive 2002/87/EC shall, when submitting the results of the calculation and the relevant data for the calculation referred to in that subparagraph to the coordinator, confirm and provide evidence to the coordinator that paragraph 1 is complied with.

Article 5

Sector specific own funds

1.   Own funds referred to in paragraph 2 which are available at the level of a regulated entity shall be eligible for the coverage of risks arising from the sector that recognises those own funds, and shall not be taken into account as eligible for the coverage of risks of other financial sectors.

2.   The own funds referred to in paragraph 1 are own funds that are not the following:

(a)

Common Equity Tier 1, Additional Tier 1 or Tier 2 items within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

(b)

basic own-fund items of undertakings subject to the requirements of Directive 2009/138/EC where those items are classified in Tier 1 or in Tier 2 in accordance with Article 94(1) and (2) of that Directive.

Article 6

Deficit of own funds at the financial conglomerate level

1.   Where there is a deficit of own funds at the financial conglomerate level, only own fund items that are eligible under the sectoral rules for both the banking sector and the insurance sector shall be used to meet that deficit.

2.   The own funds referred to in paragraph 1 are the following:

(a)

Common Equity Tier 1 capital as defined in Article 50 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

(b)

basic own-fund items where those items are classified in Tier 1 in accordance with Article 94(1) of Directive 2009/138/EC and the inclusion of those items is not limited by the delegated acts adopted in accordance with Article 99 of that Directive;

(c)

Additional Tier 1 capital as defined in Article 61 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

(d)

basic own-fund items where those items are classified in Tier 1 in accordance with Article 94(1) of Directive 2009/138/EC and the inclusion of those items is limited by the delegated acts adopted in accordance with Article 99 of that Directive;

(e)

Tier 2 capital as defined in Article 71 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013; and

(f)

basic own-fund items where those items are classified in Tier 2 in accordance with Article 94(2) of Directive 2009/138/EC.

3.   Own funds items that are used to meet the deficit shall comply with Article 4(1).

Article 7

Consistency

The regulated entities or the mixed financial holding company in a financial conglomerate shall apply the calculation method in a consistent manner over time.

Article 8

Consolidation

In relation to insurance-led financial conglomerates, method 1 for calculating the group solvency of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, as laid down in Articles 230, 231 and 232 of Directive 2009/138/EC, shall be considered as equivalent to method 1 for calculating the supplementary capital adequacy requirements of the regulated entities in a financial conglomerate, as laid down in Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC, provided that the scope of group supervision under Title III of Directive 2009/138/EC is not materially different from the scope of supplementary supervision under Chapter II of Directive 2002/87/EC.

Article 9

Solvency requirement

1.   Where the rules for the insurance sector are to be applied, the Solvency Capital Requirement referred to in Articles 100 and 218 of Directive 2009/138/EC including any capital add-on applied in accordance with Article 37 of that Directive, following from Article 216(4), Article 231(7), Article 232, Article 233(6), Article 238(2) and (3) of that Directive shall be considered to be the solvency requirements; for the purpose of the calculation of the supplementary capital adequacy requirements.

2.   Where the rules for the banking or investment services sector are to be applied, own funds requirements as laid down in Chapter 1 of Title I of Part Three of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 and requirements pursuant to that Regulation or to Directive 2013/36/EU to hold own funds in excess of those requirements, including a requirement arising from the internal capital adequacy assessment process in Article 73 of that Directive, any requirement imposed by a competent authority pursuant to Article 104(1)(a) of that Directive, the combined buffer requirement as defined in Article 128(6) of that Directive, and measures adopted pursuant to Articles 458 or 459 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 shall be considered to be the solvency requirements for the purpose of the calculation of the supplementary capital adequacy requirements.

Article 10

The financial conglomerate's own funds and solvency requirements

1.   Subject to paragraphs 7, 8 and 9 of Article 14, the financial conglomerate's own funds and solvency requirements shall be calculated in accordance with the definitions and limits established in the relevant sectoral rules.

2.   The own funds of asset management companies shall be calculated in accordance with Article 2(1)(l) of Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (8). The solvency requirements of asset management companies shall be the requirements set out in Article 7(1)(a) of that Directive.

3.   The own funds of alternative investment fund managers shall be calculated in accordance with Article 4(1)(ad) of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (9). The solvency requirements of alternative investment fund managers shall be the requirements set out in Article 9 of that Directive.

Article 11

Treatment of cross sector holdings

1.   Where an entity in a banking- or investment-led financial conglomerate has a holding in a financial sector entity which belongs to the insurance sector and which is deducted pursuant to Articles 14(3) or 15(3) no supplementary capital adequacy requirement shall arise in respect of that holding at the level of the financial conglomerate.

2.   Where the application of paragraph 1 results in a direct change in the expected loss amount under the Internal Ratings Based approach within the meaning of Chapter 3 of Title II of Part Three of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, an amount equivalent to that change shall be added to the own funds of the financial conglomerate.

Article 12

Notional own funds and notional solvency requirements for non-regulated financial sector entities

1.   Where a mixed financial holding company has a holding in a non-regulated financial sector entity, the notional own funds and the notional solvency requirements for that entity shall be calculated in accordance with the sectoral rules of the most important sector in the financial conglomerate.

2.   For a non-regulated financial sector entity other than one referred to in paragraph 1, the notional own funds and the notional solvency requirements shall be calculated in accordance with the sectoral rules of the closest financial sector of the non-regulated financial sector entity. The determination of the closest financial sector shall be based on the range of activities of the relevant entity and the extent to which it carries out those activities. If it is not possible to clearly identify the closest financial sector, the sectoral rules of the most important sector in the financial conglomerate shall be used.

Article 13

Sectoral transitional and grandfathering arrangements

The sectoral rules applied in the calculation of the supplementary capital adequacy requirements shall include any transitional or grandfathering provisions that apply at sectoral level.

CHAPTER III

TECHNICAL CALCULATION METHODS

Article 14

Specification of technical calculation under method 1 pursuant to Directive 2002/87/EC

1.   The own funds of a financial conglomerate shall be calculated on the basis of the consolidated accounts according to the relevant accounting framework applied to the scope of supplementary supervision under Directive 2002/87/EC and shall take paragraph 5 into account where applicable.

2.   With regard to banking-led or investment-led financial conglomerates the following treatments shall be applied to unconsolidated investments when calculating the own funds of the financial conglomerate:

(a)

unconsolidated significant investments held in a financial sector entity, within the meaning of Article 43 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, which belongs to the insurance sector, shall be fully deducted from the conglomerate's own funds;

(b)

unconsolidated investments, other than those referred to in point (a), held in a financial sector entity which belongs to the insurance sector shall be fully deducted from the conglomerate's own funds in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013.

3.   Subject to paragraph 2, any own funds issued by an entity in a financial conglomerate and held by another entity in that financial conglomerate shall be deducted from the conglomerate's own funds if not already eliminated in the accounting consolidation process.

4.   An undertaking which is a jointly controlled entity for the purpose of the relevant accounting framework shall be treated in accordance with sectoral rules on proportional consolidation or the inclusion of proportional shares.

5.   Where an entity within the scope of Directive 2009/138/EC forms part of a financial conglomerate, the calculation of the supplementary capital adequacy requirements at the level of the financial conglomerate shall be based on the valuation of assets and liabilities calculated in accordance with Section 1 and 2 of Chapter VI of Title I of Directive 2009/138/EC.

6.   Where asset or liability values are subject to prudential filters and deductions in accordance with Title I of Part 2 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, the asset or liability values used for the purpose of the calculation of the supplementary capital adequacy requirements shall be those attributable to the relevant entities under that Regulation, excluding assets and liabilities attributable to other entities of the financial conglomerate.

7.   Where calculation of a threshold or limit is required by sectoral rules, the threshold or limit at conglomerate level shall be calculated on the basis of the consolidated data of the financial conglomerate and after deductions required by paragraphs 2 and 3.

8.   For the purposes of calculating thresholds or limits, regulated entities in a financial conglomerate which fall within the scope of an institution's consolidated situation pursuant to Section 1 of Chapter 2 of Title II of Part One of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 shall be considered together.

9.   For the purpose of calculating thresholds or limits, regulated entities in a financial conglomerate which fall within the scope of group supervision according to Title III of Directive 2009/138/EC shall be considered together.

10.   For the purposes of calculating thresholds or limits at the regulated entity level, regulated entities in a financial conglomerate to which neither paragraph 8 nor paragraph 9 applies, shall calculate their respective thresholds and limits on an individual basis according to the sectoral rules of the regulated entity.

11.   When summing the relevant sectoral solvency requirements there shall be no adjustment other than as required by Article 11 or as a result of adjustments to sectoral thresholds and limits pursuant to paragraph 7.

Article 15

Specification of technical calculation under method 2 pursuant to Directive 2002/87/EC

1.   Where the own funds of a regulated entity are subject to a prudential filter pursuant to the relevant sectoral rules, one of the following treatments shall apply:

(a)

the filtered amount, being the net amount that shall be taken into account in the calculation of own funds of participations, shall be added to the book value of participations in accordance with subparagraph 2 of Article 6(4) of Directive 2002/87/EC, if the filtered amount increases regulatory capital;

(b)

the filtered amount referred to in point (a) shall be deducted from the book value of participations in accordance with subparagraph 2 of Article 6(4) of Directive 2002/87/EC, if the filtered amount decreases regulatory capital.

2.   For banking-led or investment-led financial conglomerates, significant investment in a financial sector entity within the meaning of Article 43 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, which belongs to the insurance sector and which is not a participation shall be fully deducted from the own funds items of the entity holding the instrument, in accordance with sectoral rules applicable to that entity.

3.   Intra-group investments in any capital instruments that are eligible as own funds in accordance with sectoral rules, taking into account relevant sectoral limits, shall be deducted or excluded from the own funds calculation.

4.   The calculation of supplementary capital requirements shall be carried out in accordance with the formula in the Annex.

Article 16

Specification of circumstances for the use of Method 3 pursuant to Directive 2002/87/EC

1.   Competent authorities may only allow the application of method 3 as referred to in Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC in either of the following circumstances:

(a)

it is not reasonably feasible to apply either method 1 as referred to in Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC to all entities or method 2 as referred to in Annex I to Directive 2002/87/EC to all entities within a financial conglomerate, in particular because method 1 cannot be used for one or more entities because they are outside the scope of consolidation, or because a regulated entity is established in a third country and it is not possible to obtain sufficient information to apply one of the methods to that entity;

(b)

the entities which would apply one of the methods are collectively of negligible interest with respect to the objectives of supervision of regulated entities in a financial conglomerate.

2.   Either method 1 or method 2 shall be used by all regulated entities in a financial conglomerate which are not referred to in paragraph 1.

3.   The application of method 3 allowed by a competent authority in relation to a financial conglomerate shall be consistent over time.

CHAPTER IV

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 17

Entry into force

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

Article 5, Article 6(2), Article 8, Article 9(1) and Article 14(5) and (9) shall apply from the date of application referred to in Article 309(1) of Directive 2009/138/EC.

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

Done at Brussels, 21 January 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 176, 27.6.2013, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 35, 11.2.2003, p. 1.

(3)  Directive 2013/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms, amending Directive 2002/87/EC and repealing Directives 2006/48/EC and 2006/49/EC (OJ L 176, 27.6.2013, p. 338).

(4)  Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II) (OJ L 335, 17.12.2009, p. 1).

(5)  Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority), amending Decision No716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/78/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 12).

(6)  Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority), amending Decision No 716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/79/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 48).

(7)  Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority), amending Decision No 716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/77/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 84).

(8)  Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) (OJ L 302, 17.11.2009, p. 32).

(9)  Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and amending Directives 2003/41/EC and 2009/65/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1060/2009 and (EU) No 1095/2010 (OJ L 174, 1.7.2011, p. 1).


ANNEX

Calculation methodology for Method 2 pursuant to Directive 2002/87/EC

Deduction and aggregation method

The calculation of supplementary capital adequacy requirements under method 2 shall be carried out on the basis of the applicable accounting framework of each of the entities in the group following the formulaic expression below:

Formula

Formula

where own funds (OFi ) exclude intra-group capital instruments that are eligible as own funds in accordance with sectoral rules.

The supplementary capital adequacy requirements (scar) shall thus be calculated as the difference between:

1.

the sum of the own funds (OFi ) of each regulated and non-regulated financial sector entity (i) in the financial conglomerate; the elements eligible are those which qualify in accordance with the relevant sectoral rules; and

2.

the sum of the solvency requirements (REQi) for each regulated and non-regulated financial sector entity (i) in the group (G); the solvency requirements shall be calculated in accordance with the relevant sectoral rules; and the book value (BVj) of the participations in other entities (j) of the group.

In the case of non-regulated financial sector entities, a notional solvency requirement shall be calculated in accordance with Article 12. Own funds and solvency requirements shall be taken into account for their proportional share (x) as provided for in Article 6(4) of Directive 2002/87/EC and in accordance with Annex I to that Directive.

The difference shall not be negative.


3.4.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 100/10


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 343/2014

of 2 April 2014

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, 2 April 2014.

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

57,3

TN

105,1

TR

88,4

ZZ

83,6

0707 00 05

EG

170,1

MA

39,8

TR

129,4

ZZ

113,1

0709 91 00

TN

118,0

ZZ

118,0

0709 93 10

MA

66,1

TR

122,7

ZZ

94,4

0805 10 20

EG

48,2

IL

67,2

MA

49,0

TN

52,5

TR

61,8

ZA

60,4

ZZ

56,5

0805 50 10

TR

64,4

ZZ

64,4

0808 10 80

AR

90,3

BR

90,6

CL

101,5

CN

84,5

EG

89,4

MK

30,8

US

191,2

ZZ

96,9

0808 30 90

AR

108,3

CL

169,7

US

211,1

ZA

96,2

ZZ

146,3


(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’.


DECISIONS

3.4.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 100/12


COUNCIL DECISION 2014/183/CFSP

of 1 April 2014

on the launch of a European Union military operation in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 42(4) and 43(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2014/73/CFSP of 10 February 2014 on a European Union military operation in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA) (1), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 10 February 2014, the Council adopted Decision 2014/73/CFSP.

(2)

On 17 March 2014, the Council approved the Operation Plan and the Rules of Engagement of EUFOR RCA.

(3)

Following the recommendation of the EU Operation Commander, EUFOR RCA should be launched.

(4)

In accordance with Article 5 of the Protocol (No 22) on the position of Denmark annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Denmark does not participate in the elaboration and implementation of decisions and actions of the Union which have defence implications. Consequently, Denmark is not participating in the adoption of this Decision, and is neither bound by it nor subject to its application,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The EU military operation in the Central African Republic (‘EUFOR RCA’) shall be launched.

Article 2

The EU Operation Commander of EUFOR RCA is hereby authorised with immediate effect to start execution of the operation.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 1 April 2014.

For the Council

The President

D. KOURKOULAS


(1)  OJ L 40, 11.2.2014, p. 59.


Corrigenda

3.4.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 100/13


Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1001/2013 of 4 October 2013 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff

( Official Journal of the European Union L 290 of 31 October 2013 )

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