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C 294/8 EN Official Journal of the European Union 6.12.

2007

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State
aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agricultural products and
amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001

(2007/C 294/07)

Aid No: XA 190/07 Aid No: XA 191/07

Member State: Italy


Member State: Spain
Region: Provincia autonoma di Bolzano
Region: Comunidad Valenciana.
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-
vidual aid: Criteri e modalità per la concessione di contributi
per polizze assicurative a copertura di perdite subite dalle Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-
aziende agricole. vidual aid: Ayudas destinadas al saneamiento de plantaciones
de cítricos afectados por el virus de la tristeza de los cítricos.
Legal basis: Articolo 4, comma 1, lettera k), della legge provin-
ciale 14 dicembre 1998, n. 11, e successive modifiche. Legal basis:
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall The implementing legislation on technical matters is the
amount of individual aid granted to the company: following:
EUR 2 million.
— Community guidelines for State aid in the agriculture
Maximum aid intensity: 80 % of the costs of insurance poli- and forestry sector 2007 to 2013 (OJ C 319, 27.12.2006),
cies covering only damage due to adverse climate events which
can be assimilated to natural disasters, such as frost, hail, ice, — Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures
rain or drought destroying over 30 % of a farmer's mean annual against the introduction into the Community of harmful
production in the three preceding years; 50 % of costs of insur- organisms,
ance policies to cover damage caused by the abovementioned
adverse climate events and other damage caused by adverse — Real Decreto no 58/2005 de 21 de enero por el que se
climate events. adoptan medidas de protección contra la introducción y
difusión en el territorio nacional y de la Comunidad
Date of implementation: 1 September 2007. Europea de organismos nocivos para los vegetales o
productos vegetales, así como para la exportación y tránsito
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until a países terceros,
31 December 2013.
— Decreto no 2540/1968 de 10 de octubre por el que se
dictan las normas de protección de los cultivos citrícolas
Objective of aid: Article 12, ‘Aid towards the payment of insur-
contra la enfermedad virótica denominada tristeza de los
ance premiums’, of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006.
cítricos,
Sector(s) concerned: Grapes, apples, stone fruit and vegetables. — Orden del Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación
de 12 de noviembre de 1997 por la que se establecen
Name and address of granting authority: ayudas para el saneamiento de las plantaciones citrícolas
Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, Ripartizione agricoltura afectadas por el virus de la tristeza.
Via Brennero, 6
I-39100 Bolzano
The basic legislation is as follows:
Web address: — la Ley no 5/1983, de 30 de diciembre del Consejo,.
http.//www.provincia.bz.it/agricoltura/dema/dema_getreso.asp?
DRES_ID=2444 — el Decreto Legislativo de 26 de junio de 1991 por el que se
aprueba el Texto Refundido de la Ley de Hacienda Pública
Head of Division de la Generalitat,
Martin Pazeller — la Ley no 38/2003 de 17 de noviembre, General de Subven-
ciones y el Real Decreto no 887/2006 de 21 de julio por el
que se aprueba el Reglamento de la Ley de Subvenciones.
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Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall Maximum aid intensity:
amount of individual aid granted to the company: The
annual expenditure planned for aid to restore citrus groves 1. Investment in agricultural holdings:
damaged by the tristeza virus is EUR 480 000 in 2007 and
EUR 500 000 in 2008. — up to 50 % of eligible costs of investment in
less-favoured areas,
Maximum aid intensity: The estimated aid intensity, taking — up to 40 % of eligible costs of investment in other areas.
account of the assessment formula laid down in Article 3 of the
Order and on the basis of a supporting study, is 21,25 %.
The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features,
Date of implementation: Two months from publication of the to purchase equipment to be used for agricultural produc-
draft Order submitted. tion, to invest in permanent crops and to improve farmland.

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: From publica- 2. Conservation of traditional landscapes and buildings:
tion of the Order in the Diario Oficial de la Comunitat Valenciana
(Official Journal of the Community of Valencia) until December — up to 100 % as regards non-productive features,
2013.
— up to 60 % as regards productive assets on farms,
Objective of aid: The aid is covered by Article 10 of Regulation provided that the investment does not entail any increase
(EC) No 1857/2006 and is intended to compensate farmers for in the production capacity of the farm,
losses caused by plant diseases. The aid is to be granted to
restore citrus groves damaged by the tristeza virus and covers — additional aid may be granted at a rate of up to 100 % to
the market value of the damaged plants, plus compensation for cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional mate-
losses of income caused by replanting. rials necessary to maintain the heritage features of build-
ings.
Sector(s) concerned: Natural or legal persons undertaking
to grub up and replant citrus groves damaged by the tristeza 3. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums:
virus. The sectors benefiting are the plant production and
citrus-growing sectors. — support from the municipality, in line with the Decree
on co-financing of insurance premiums for agricultural
Name and address of the granting authority: production for the current year, adopted by the Slovenian
Government, brings the balance of aid to up to 50 % of
Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación de la Comu- the eligible costs of insuring crops and fruit and livestock
nidad Valenciana (España). against the risk of death owing to disease.
Web address:
4. Aid for land reparcelling:
http://www.agricultura.gva.es/especiales/ayudas_agrarias/pdf/proyec-
to_de_orden_saneamiento_citricos_afectados_por_virus_tristeza.pdf — up to 100 % eligible legal and administrative costs.

Valencia, 19 July 2007.


5. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural products:
Head of the Agricultural Income Protection Department — up to 100 % of costs incurred in promoting quality agri-
Ricardo Llácer Escorihuela cultural products. The aid is to be granted in the form of
subsidised services and must not involve direct payments
of money to farms.

6. Provision of technical support in the agricultural sector:


Aid No: XA 192/07
— aid is to be granted at a rate of up to 100 % of eligible
Member State: Republic of Slovenia costs concerning the education and training of farmers
and farm workers, replacement services to cover for
periods of absence due to holidays or illness, organisation
Region: Municipality of Mirna Peč
of forums, competitions, exhibitions and fairs, dissemina-
tion of scientific knowledge, and publications such as
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi- catalogues and websites. The aid is to be granted in the
dual aid: Podpora ohranjanju in spodbujanju razvoja kmetijstva form of subsidised services and does not involve direct
in podeželja v občini Mirna Peč za programsko obdobje 2007- payments of money to agricultural holdings.
2013

Legal basis: Pravilnik o ohranjanju in spodbujanju razvoja Date of implementation: July 2007 (or the day that the Rules
kmetijstva in podeželja v mestni občini Mirna Peč za enter into force).
programsko obdobje 2007-2013 (Poglavje II.).
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall 31 December 2013.
amount of individual aid granted to the company: The
annual budget planned for the period 2007-2013 is
EUR 50 000. Objective of aid: To support SMEs.
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Reference to Articles in Commission Regulation (EC) Legal basis: Pravilnik o dodeljevanju državnih pomoči za
No 1857/2006 and eligible costs: programe kmetijstva v občini Benedikt (Poglavje II.).
Chapter II of the draft Rules on conservation and promotion of agri-
cultural and rural development in the municipality of Mirna Peč for Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
the programming period 2007-2013 includes measures consti- amount of individual aid granted to the company:
tuting State aid in accordance with the following Articles of
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2007: EUR 16 692
2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to 2008: EUR 16 692
State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the
production of agricultural products and amending Commission 2009: EUR 16 692
Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3): 2010: EUR 16 692
2011: EUR 16 692
— Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings,
2012: EUR 16 692
— Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build-
ings, 2013: EUR 16 692
— Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance
premiums, Maximum aid intensity:
— Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling, 1. Investment in farms for primary production
— Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas and up
cultural products,
to 40 % of eligible costs for investment in other areas.
— Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
sector.
The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features,
Economic Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture: to purchase equipment to be used for agricultural production
and to invest in permanent crops and improvement of
— Arable and livestock farming. pastures.

Name and address of the granting authority: 2. Conservation of traditional buildings:


Občina Mirna Peč
— up to 100 % of costs of investment in the conservation
Trg 2
of non-productive heritage features located on agri-
SLO-8216 Mirna Peč
cultural holdings,
Web address: — up to 75 % in less-favoured areas or areas
http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200767&dhid=90930 under Article 36(a)(i), (ii) and (iii) of Regulation (EC)
No 1698/2005, defined as such by Member States in
Other information: The measure concerning the payment of accordance with Articles 50 and 94 of that Regulation,
insurance premiums to insure crops and fruit includes the and up to 60 % of eligible costs in other areas, provided
following adverse climatic events which can be assimilated to that the investment does not entail any increase in the
natural disasters: spring frost, hail, lightning, fire caused by light- production capacity of the farm.
ning, storm and floods.
3. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums:
The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation
(EC) No 1857/2006 relating to the measures to be adopted by — the amount of municipal support is the difference
the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps between the amount of co-financing of insurance
preceding grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni- premiums from the national budget and up to 50 % of
toring of aid). eligible costs of insurance premiums for insuring crops
and fruit against adverse weather conditions and insuring
Municipality of Mirna Peč livestock against the risk of death due to disease.
Mayor
Zvone Lah
4. Aid for land reparcelling:
— up to 100 % of actual legal and administrative costs.

5. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural products:


Aid No: XA 193/07
— up to 100 % of the costs of market research activities,
Member State: Republic of Slovenia product conception and design, including aid granted for
the preparation of applications for recognition of desig-
Region: Municipality of Benedikt nations of origin or certificates of specific character in
accordance with the relevant Community regulations.
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi- The aid is to be granted in the form of subsidised services
dual aid: Podpora programom razvoja podeželja v Občini Bene- and does not involve direct payments of money to
dikt 2007-2013 producers.
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6. Provision of technical support in the agricultural sector: — Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance
— up to 100 % of costs concerning the education and premiums,
training of farmers, consultancy services, the organisation — Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling,
of forums, competitions, exhibitions and fairs, publica- — Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
tions, catalogues and websites. The aid is to be granted in cultural products,
the form of subsidised services and does not involve — Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
direct payments of money to producers. sector.
Date of implementation: July 2007 (or the date on which the Economic Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture:
Rules enter into force). — Arable and livestock farming.

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until Name and address of granting authority:
31 December 2013. Občina Benedikt
Čolnikov trg 5
Objective of the aid: To support SMEs. SLO-2234 Benedikt
Web address:
Reference to Articles in Commission Regulation (EC)
No 1857/2006 and eligible costs: http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200768&dhid=90955
Other information: The measure concerning the payment of
Chapter II of the draft Rules on granting State aid for rural develop-
insurance premiums to insure crops and fruit includes the
ment programmes in the municipality of Benedikt includes measures
following adverse climatic events which can be assimilated to
constituting State aid in accordance with the following Articles
natural disasters: spring frost, hail, lightning, fire caused by light-
of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December
ning, storm and floods.
2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to
State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation
production of agricultural products and amending Commission (EC) No 1857/2006 relating to the measures to be adopted by
Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3): the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps
preceding grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni-
— Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings, toring of aid).
— Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build- Mayor
ings, Milan Gumzar