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C 117/22 EN Official Journal of the European Union 14.5.

2008

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

(2008/C 117/10)

Aid No: XA 18/08 3. Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest:

Member State: Republic of Slovenia


— up to 100 % of actual costs where the relocation simply
Region: Območje občine Hrpelje-Kozina consists of the dismantling, removal and re-erection of
existing facilities,
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-
dual aid: — where the relocation results in the farmer benefiting
from more modern facilities, the farmer is to contribute
Pomoči za ohranjanje in razvoj kmetijstva in podeželja v občini at least 60 %, or 50 % in less-favoured areas, of the
Hrpelje-Kozina 2007–2013 increase in the value of the facilities concerned after relo-
cation. If the beneficiary is a young farmer, this contribu-
Legal basis: tion is to be at least 55 % or 45 % respectively,
Pravilnik o dodeljevanju državnih pomoči za ohranjanje in — where the relocation results in an increase in production
razvoj kmetijstva ter podeželja v občini Hrpelje-Kozina v capacity, the contribution from the farmer must be at
obdobju 2007–2013 (II. Poglavje) least 60 %, or 50 % in less-favoured areas, of the
expenses relating to this increase. If the beneficiary is a
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
young farmer, this contribution is to be at least 55 % or
amount of individual aid granted:
45 % respectively.
2007: EUR 17 000

2008: EUR 27 000 4. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums:

2009: EUR 27 000


— the amount of municipal co-financing is the difference
2010: EUR 27 000 between the amount of co-financing of insurance
premiums from the national budget and up to 50 % of
2011: EUR 27 000 eligible costs of insurance premiums for insuring crops
and fruit and insuring livestock against disease.
2012: EUR 27 000

2013: EUR 27 000 5. Aid for land reparcelling:


Maximum aid intensity:
— up to 100 % of actual legal and administrative costs
1. Investment in agricultural holdings for primary production: incurred.

— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas and up


to 40 % in other areas. 6. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural products:

The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features


— up to 100 % of costs; the aid is to be provided in the
and to purchase equipment to be used for agricultural
form of subsidised services and does not involve direct
production, to invest in permanent crops, to improve farm-
payments of money to producers.
land and to manage pastures.

7. Provision of technical support in the agricultural sector:


2. Aid for conservation of traditional buildings:

— for non-productive features, up to 100 % of actual costs, — up to 100 % of costs in the form of subsidized services
for education and training of farmers, consultancy
— for productive assets on farms, up to 60 % of actual services, the organisation of forums, competitions, exhi-
costs, or 75 % in less-favoured areas, provided that the bitions and fairs, publications, catalogues and websites,
investment does not entail any increase in the production and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. The aid is
capacity of the farm, to be granted in the form of subsidised services and does
not involve direct payments of money to producers
— additional aid may be granted at a rate of up to 100 % to
cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional mate- Date of implementation: December 2007 (The aid will not be
rials necessary to preserve the heritage features of build- granted until a summary has been published on the European
ings. Commission's website)
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Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until Aid No: XA 25/08


31.12.2013
Member State: Netherlands
Objective of the aid: To support SMEs

Reference to Articles in Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 and Region: Provincie Noord-Brabant


eligible costs:
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-
Chapter II of the draft Rules on granting State aid for preserving dual aid:
and developing agriculture and rural areas in the municipality of
Hrpelje-Kozina includes measures constituting State aid in
accordance with the following Articles of Commission Regu- Beleidsregels inzake de subsidieverlening in het kader van het
lation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the appli- convenant Stuurgroep Landbouw Innovatie Noord-Brabant
cation of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small (afgekort LIB-subsidieregeling).
and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agri-
cultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
(OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3): Legal basis:

— Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings, Algemene subsidieverordening Provincie Noord-Brabant die de


kaders geeft voor de LIB-subsidieregeling. Het betreft een verlen-
— Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build- ging van een bestaande regeling die in 2006 is gemeld (nr. XA-
ings, 59/06) op grond van EG-Verordening 1/2004.

— Article 6: Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest,


Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company: Under
— Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance the agreement on the LIB Steering Group, North Brabant
premiums, Province makes a total of EUR 481 460,81 available each year
to small and medium-sized enterprises producing agricultural
— Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling, products in order to promote environmentally and socially
oriented innovations in agriculture
— Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
cultural products,
Maximum aid intensity:
— Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
sector The maximum aid intensity (percentage of investment eligible
for aid) is 40 %. For training and advising farmers, the aid inten-
Economic sector(s) concerned: Agriculture sity may be up to 100 % as provided for in Articles 14(2)
and 15(3) of the Regulation. For investment aid to cover the
Name and address of granting authority: extra costs connected with protecting or improving the environ-
ment, improving livestock holdings' hygiene conditions or
Občina Hrpelje-Kozina, Hrpelje animal welfare, a maximum of 60 % aid may be granted,
Reška cesta 14 provided that the investment goes beyond the minimum Com-
SLO-6240 Kozina munity requirements applicable.

Website: Not more than EUR 35 000 a year will be granted per subsidy
application, subject to a maximum of EUR 100 000 for three
http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=2007109&dhid=92827 years per project

Other information:
Date of implementation: January 2008, once the Commission
has published the summary information
The measure for the payment of insurance premiums to insure
crops and fruit includes the following adverse climatic events
which can be assimilated to natural disasters: spring frost, hail, Duration of scheme or individual aid: Until 1.1.2012
lightning, fire caused by lightning, storm and floods.

The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation Objective of aid:


(EC) No 1857/2006 concerning the measures to be adopted by
the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps The whole aid measure is aimed at lowering production costs,
preceding grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni- improving and converting production, increasing quality and/or
toring of aid) improving the environment, hygiene and animal welfare. In par-
ticular, the LIB subsidy scheme aims to promote project-based
Zvonko BENČIČ-MIDRE innovations in agriculture and horticulture directed at:
Mayor
1. improving environmental and water quality as well as spatial
and economic structure in North Brabant Province;
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2. enhancing the services to society (combining agriculture with Name and address of granting authority:
nature, care, education, tourism and recreation, etc.) provided
by farmers in North Brabant. Gedeputeerde Staten van Noord-Brabant
Brabantlaan 1
Postbus 90151
— The second objective is new compared with the scheme 5200 MC `s-Hertogenbosch
notified in 2006. The scheme is fully in tune with the Nederland
social and environmental objectives of the current
European common agricultural policy. The resources Website:
earmarked for organic farming are in line with the EU's
current action plan on organic farming. http://www.brabant.nl/Werken/Land_%20en%20tuinbouw/Land-
bouw%20Innovatie%20Noord%20Brabant%20LIB.aspx
— The aid benefits small-scale project-based innovations in
which the ecological, social and economic aspects of agri- Other information:
culture and horticulture reinforce one another as much
as possible. To view and download the scheme, please go to the above
website

Activities which the LIB Steering Group may support financially


are:

— Market research, devising or designing products to Aid No: XA 26/08


promote the production and sale of quality products as
referred to in Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 Member State: United Kingdom
(Article 14(2)(a), (3) and (5) of Regulation (EC)
No 1857/2006). Region: England

Title of Aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-


— Developing and sharing knowledge among farmers and vidual aid:
farm workers by covering the costs of organising informa-
tion/training programmes and advice directed at farm inno- English Pig Health Scheme
vation, and the costs of organising forums to share knowl-
edge between businesses as referred to in Article 15(2)(d) of
Legal basis:
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006, applying scientific knowl-
edge at farm level and disseminating knowledge by means of
publications (Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006). Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006,
Sections 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 96 and 97 et Levy Board
UK Order 2007, Schedule I, part 2.
— Investing in immovable property and equipment and, for
that purpose, hiring consultants and undertaking (feasibility) Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
studies with a view to lowering production costs, improving amount of individual aid granted to the company:
and converting production, increasing product quality,
improving animal welfare and the natural environment The budget will cover the period from 1 April 2008 until
(Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006). 31 March 2013. A breakdown of the statutory levy funding for
each financial year is below:

— The subsidy referred to in Articles 14 and 15 of the Regu- Year Funding (GBP million)
lation is not granted to farmers (producers) but to the
parties providing the services. 2008-2009 0,25

2009-2010 0,26
— The activities must take place on sound, viable agricultural
holdings and produce practical results for similar holdings.
2010-2011 0,27

Eligible activities: 2011-2012 0,28

The eligible activities are stated in Article 3 of the current LIB 2012-2013 0,29
policy rules and Article 1(c) and (d) of the decree amending the
LIB policy rules Total 1,35

Sector(s) concerned: All (primary) agricultural and horticul- Maximum aid intensity: The aid intensity is 75 %
tural production sectors (animal and plant production), subject
to the enterprises concerned being small and medium-sized as Date of implementation: The scheme will be implemented on
stipulated in Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 1 April 2008
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Duration of scheme or individual aid award: The scheme Aid No: XA 30/08
will start on 1 April 2008. The last date of advice will be
30 March 2013, and the scheme will close on 31 March 2013 Member State: Republic of Cyprus

Objective of aid: Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-


dual aid:
Animal health and welfare.
Σχέδιο για την Κατεδάφιση με σκοπό τη Μετεγκατάσταση Οχληρών
The objective of this scheme is to provide a subsidised service to Κτηνοτροφικών Υποστατικών
small and medium sized pig producers which will enable the
screening of pig carcasses for animal diseases. It is intended that Legal basis:
this will enable the reduction of the level of sub-clinical disease Απόφαση Υπουργικού Συμβουλίου της 19ης Ιουνίου 2007
in the English pig herd and thus improve the efficiency of the
industry. This will be in line with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) Annual expenditure planned or overall amount of aid
No 1857/2006 granted to the company: EUR 854 300 (CYP 500 000)
Sector(s) concerned: The scheme applies to small and medium Μaximum aid intensity: 50 % of the replacement value of
sized agricultural businesses active in livestock or cattle produc- licensed farms, 30 % of the replacement value of unlicensed
tion farms and 5 % of the replacement value to cover part of the
cost of dismantling and removing waste materials. Maximum
Name and address of the granting authority: aid EUR 341 720 (CYP 200 000) per beneficiary
The statutory body responsible for the scheme is: Date of implementation: 21.1.2008
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
Area 5C, Millbank 31.12.2013
C/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square Objective of aid: to relocate farm buildings in the public
London SW1P 3JR interest and in particular to encourage livestock farmers to
United Kingdom voluntarily dismantle and relocate premises which have become
an excessive nuisance and/or source of environmental or
The organisation operating the scheme is: groundwater pollution owing to their location (Regulation (ΕC)
No 1857/2006, Article 6)
BPEX Ltd
C/o Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Sector(s) concerned: Livestock farming
Area 5C, Millbank Name and address of granting authority:
C/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square Τμήμα Γεωργίας, Υπουργείου Γεωργίας, Φυσικών Πόρων και Περι-
London SW1P 3JR βάλλοντος
United Kingdom Λεωφόρος Λουκή Ακρίτα 1
CY-411 Λευκωσία
Website:
Website:
http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/policy/levy-bodies/pdf/pig-health-
scheme.pdf www.moa.gov.cy/da
Other information:
Other information:
The farms will be selected on the basis of set criteria relating to
The scheme will be managed by BPEX Ltd, a wholly-owned
the public interest and the degree of environmental impact
subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development
Council.

Further and more detailed information relating to eligibility and


rules for the scheme can be found in the web link above.
Aid No: XA 46/08
Signed and dated on behalf of the Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs (UK competent authority) Member State: Republic of Slovenia
Duncan Kerr Region: Občina Cankova
Agricultural State Aid
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-
Area 8D, 9 Millbank dual aid:
C/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square Podpora programom razvoja kmetijstva in podeželja v občini
Westminster Cankova 2007–2013
London SW1P 3JR
Legal basis:
United Kingdom
Pravilnik o dodeljevanju državnih pomoči na področju razvoja
kmetijstva in podeželja v občini Cankova (II. Poglavje)
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Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall organization of forums, competitions, exhibitions, fairs,
amount of individual aid granted to the company: publications and websites. The aid is to be granted in the
2007: EUR 23 535 form of subsidised services and must not involve direct
payments of money to producers
2008: EUR 24 250
Date of implementation: January 2008
2009: EUR 25 000
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
2010: EUR 25 750 31.12.2013
2011: EUR 26 500
Objective of the aid: To support SMEs
2012: EUR 27 250
Reference to Articles in Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006:
2013: EUR 28 000
Chapter II of the draft Rules on granting State aid for agri-
Maximum aid intensity: cultural and rural development in the municipality of Cankova
1. Investment in agricultural holdings for primary production: includes measures constituting State aid in accordance
with the following Articles of Commission Regulation (EC)
— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas, No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the application of
— up to 40 % of eligible costs in other areas. Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and
The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agri-
and to purchase equipment to be used for agricultural cultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
production, to invest in permanent crops, to improve farm- (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3):
land and to manage pastures. — Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings for primary
production,
2. Conservation of traditional landscapes and buildings:
— Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build-
— up to 100 % of actual costs for investment in non-pro- ings,
ductive features,
— Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance
— up to 60 % of actual costs, or 75 % in less-favoured premiums,
areas, for investment in productive assets on farms,
provided that the investment does not entail any increase — Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling,
in the production capacity of the farm, — Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
— additional aid may be granted at at rate of up to 100 % cultural products,
to cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional — Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
materials necessary to preserve the heritage features of sector
buildings.
Name and address of granting authority:
3. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums:
Občina Cankova
— the amount of municipal co-financing is the difference Cankova 25
between the amount of co-financing of insurance SLO-9261 Cankova
premiums from the national budget and up to 50 % of
eligible costs of insurance premiums for insuring crops Website:
and fruit and for insuring livestock against disease. http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=2007124&dhid=93792
4. Aid for land reparcelling: Other information:
— up to 100 % of actual legal and administrative costs The measure for the payment of insurance premiums to insure
incurred. crops and fruit includes the following adverse climatic events
which can be assimilated to natural disasters: spring frost, hail,
5. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural products: lightning, fire caused by lightning, storm and floods.
— up to 100 % of actual costs incurred; this is to be The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation
provided in the form of subsidised services and must not (EC) No 1857/2006 relating to the measures to be adopted by
involve direct payments of money to producers. the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps
preceding grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni-
6. Provision of technical support: toring of aid)
— up to 100 % of costs concerning education and training, Drago VOGRINČIČ
consultancy services provided by third parties and the Mayor of the municipality of Cankova