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Document 32011D0105

2011/105/EU: Commission Decision of 15 February 2011 on the clearance of the accounts of certain paying agencies in Italy and Romania concerning expenditure financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) for the 2009 financial year (notified under document C(2011) 770)

OJ L 42, 16.2.2011, p. 32–34 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2011/105(1)/oj

16.2.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 42/32


COMMISSION DECISION

of 15 February 2011

on the clearance of the accounts of certain paying agencies in Italy and Romania concerning expenditure financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) for the 2009 financial year

(notified under document C(2011) 770)

(Only the Italian and Romanian texts are authentic)

(2011/105/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 of 21 June 2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (1), and in particular Articles 30 and 32(8) thereof,

After consulting the Committee on the Agricultural Funds,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decisions 2010/258/EU (2) and 2010/730/EU (3) cleared, for the 2009 financial year, the accounts of all the paying agencies except for the Italian paying agencies ‘AGEA’ and ‘ARBEA’, and the Romanian paying agency ‘PIAA’.

(2)

Following the transmission of new information and after additional checks, the Commission can now take a decision on the integrality, accuracy and veracity of the accounts submitted by the Italian paying agencies ‘AGEA’ and ‘ARBEA’, and the Romanian paying agency ‘PIAA’.

(3)

The first subparagraph of Article 10(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 885/2006 of 21 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 as regards the accreditation of paying agencies and other bodies and the clearance of the accounts of the EAGF and of the EAFRD (4) lays down that the amounts that are recoverable from, or payable to, each Member State, in accordance with the accounts clearance decision referred to in the first subparagraph of Article 10(1) of the said Regulation, shall be determined by deducting the monthly payments in respect of the financial year in question, i.e. 2009, from expenditure recognised for that year in accordance with paragraph 1. The Commission shall deduct that amount from or add it to the monthly payment relating to the expenditure effected in the second month following that in which the accounts clearance decision is taken.

(4)

Pursuant to Article 32(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, 50 % of the financial consequences of non-recovery of irregularities shall be borne by the Member State concerned and 50 % by the EU budget if the recovery of those irregularities has not taken place within 4 years of the primary administrative or judicial finding, or within 8 years if the recovery is taken to the national courts. Article 32(3) of the said Regulation obliges Member States to submit to the Commission, together with the annual accounts, a summary report on the recovery procedures undertaken in response to irregularities. Detailed rules on the application of the Member States’ reporting obligation of the amounts to be recovered are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 885/2006. Annex III to the said Regulation provides the model table that had to be provided in 2010 by the Member States. On the basis of the tables completed by the Member States, the Commission should decide on the financial consequences of non-recovery of irregularities older than 4 or 8 years respectively. This decision is without prejudice to future conformity decisions pursuant to Article 32(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005.

(5)

Pursuant to Article 32(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, Member States may decide not to pursue recovery. Such a decision may only be taken if the costs already and likely to be incurred total more than the amount to be recovered or if the recovery proves impossible owing to the insolvency, recorded and recognised under national law, of the debtor or the persons legally responsible for the irregularity. If that decision has been taken within 4 years of the primary administrative or judicial finding or within 8 years if the recovery is taken to the national courts, 100 % of the financial consequences of the non-recovery should be borne by the EU budget. In the summary report referred to in Article 32(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 the amounts for which the Member State decided not to pursue recovery and the grounds for the decision are shown. These amounts are not charged to the Member States concerned and are consequently to be borne by the EU budget. This decision is without prejudice to future conformity decisions pursuant to Article 32(8) of the said Regulation.

(6)

In clearing the accounts of the paying agencies concerned, the Commission must take account of the amounts already withheld from the Member States concerned on the basis of Decisions 2010/258/EU and 2010/730/EU.

(7)

In accordance with Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, this Decision does not prejudice decisions taken subsequently by the Commission excluding from EU financing expenditure not effected in accordance with EU rules,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The accounts of the Italian paying agencies ‘AGEA’ and ‘ARBEA’, and the Romanian paying agency ‘PIAA’ concerning expenditure financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF), in respect of the 2009 financial year, are hereby cleared.

The amounts which are recoverable from, or payable to, each Member State concerned pursuant to this Decision, including those resulting from the application of Article 32(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005, are set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Italian Republic and Romania.

Done at Brussels, 15 February 2011.

For the Commission

Dacian CIOLOŞ

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 112, 5.5.2010, p. 17.

(3)  OJ L 315, 1.12.2010, p. 35.

(4)  OJ L 171, 23.6.2006, p. 90.


ANNEX

CLEARANCE OF THE PAYING AGENCIES’ ACCOUNTS

FINANCIAL YEAR 2009

Amount to be recovered from or paid to the Member State

NB: Nomenclature 2011: 05 07 01 06, 05 02 16 02, 6701, 6702, 6803

MS

 

2009 — Expenditure/Assigned Revenue for the Paying Agencies for which the accounts are

Total a + b

Reductions and suspensions for the whole financial year (1)

Reductions according to Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005

Total including reductions and suspensions

Payments made to the Member State for the financial year

Amount to be recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State (2)

Amount recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State under Decision 2010/258/EU

Amount recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State under Decision 2010/730/EU

Amount to be recovered from (–) or paid to (+) the Member State (2)

cleared

disjoined

= expenditure/assigned revenue declared in the annual declaration

= total of the expenditure/assigned revenue in the monthly declarations

 

 

a

b

c = a + b

d

e

f = c + d + e

g

h = f – g

i

i’

j = h – I – i’

IT

EUR

4 734 018 409,62

0,00

4 734 018 409,62

–8 483 198,39

–14 355 208,39

4 711 180 002,84

4 728 063 868,22

–16 883 865,38

–2 395 176,69

0,00

–14 488 688,69

RO

EUR

580 639 557,26

0,00

580 639 557,26

–9 399 922,54

0,00

571 239 634,72

575 930 420,08

–4 690 785,36

0,00

0,00

–4 690 785,36


MS

 

Expenditure (3)

Assigned revenue (3)

Sugar Fund

Article 32 (= e)

Total (= h)

Expenditure (4)

Assigned revenue (4)

05 07 01 06

6701

05 02 16 02

6803

6702

k

l

m

n

o

p = k + l + m + n + o

IT

EUR

204 519,71

–2 768 132,08

0,00

0,00

–11 925 076,32

–14 488 688,69

RO

EUR

–4 690 785,36

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

–4 690 785,36


(1)  The reductions and suspensions are those taken into account in the payment system, to which are added in particular the corrections for the non respect of payment deadlines established in August, September and October 2009.

(2)  For the calculation of the amount to be recovered from or paid to the Member State the amount taken into account is, the total of the annual declaration for the expenditure cleared (col.a) or, the total of the monthly declarations for the expenditure disjoined (col.b).

Applicable exchange rate: Article 7(2) of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 883/2006.

(3)  If the Assigned revenue part would be in advantage of Member State, it has to be declared under 05 07 01 06.

(4)  If the Assigned revenue part of the Sugar Fund would be in the advantage of the Member State, it has to be declared under 05 02 16 02.

NB: Nomenclature 2011: 05 07 01 06, 05 02 16 02, 6701, 6702, 6803


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