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2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 234/9

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty

Cases where the Commission raises no objections


(2001/C 234/03)

Date of adoption of the decision: 13.7.2001 Budget: ESP 90 000 000 million (EUR 540 911) in 2001

Member State: Germany (Bayern) Aid intensity or amount: 30 % where the recipients are
producer groups and 27 % in all other cases
Aid No: N 34/01 Duration: 2001-2006
Title: Demonstration project ‘Unser Land’ (partnership between The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
city and Land) dential information has been removed, can be found at
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
Objective: To improve the quality of agricultural products, in
order to add to the value of agricultural production and help
the sector as a whole to adjust to consumer demand. To that
effect, aid will be given to Unser Land GmbH for quality Date of adoption of the decision: 17.7.2001
controls of agricultural products and for the development of
marketing concepts and strategies Member State: Spain (Asturias)
Aid No: N 107/01
Legal basis: Gesetz über die Feststellung des Haushaltsplans
des Freistaates Bayern für die Haushaltsjahre 1999 und 2000 Title: Measures to assist the dairy sector
vom 26. Juli 1999. Hinweise für die Abwicklung des Modell- Objective: To improve the quality of the milk collected from
projektes farms
Budget: Legal basis: Proyecto de Resolución del Principado de Asturias
por el que se establecen las ayudas para la financiación de
2001: DEM 143 000 (EUR 73 114,74) programas de mejora de la calidad de la leche recogida en
las explotaciones reguladas por el Real Decreto 1563/98
2002: DEM 151 333 (EUR 77 375,33)
Budget: ESP 230 million (EUR 1 382 328)
2003: DEM 130 000 (EUR 66 467,94) Aid intensity or amount: Up to 70 % of eligible expenditure
on technical assistance
2004: DEM 130 000 (EUR 66 467,94)
Duration: 2001
Aid intensity or amount: One-third of eligible expenses
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
Duration: Four years dential information has been removed, can be found at
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
Other information: The German authorities have undertaken
to provide an annual report

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi- Date of adoption of the decision: 17.7.2001
dential information has been removed, can be found at
Member State: Italy
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids Aid No: N 144/01
Title: Aid for investments in the purchase of agricultural
machinery
Objective: To refurbish old farm machinery
Date of adoption of the decision: 11.7.2001 Legal basis: L. 27.12.1997 n. 449, art. 17 § 34, L. 23.12.2000
n. 388, art. 145 § 36, Legge finanziaria 2001
Member State: Spain (Valencia)
Budget:
Aid No: N 65/01 2001: ITL 50 billion (approximately EUR 25 million)
Title: Aid to improve the processing of agricultural and 2002: ITL 10 billion (approximately EUR 5 million)
forestry products 2003: ITL 10 billion (approximately EUR 5 million)
Objective: To support and promote investment in the Aid intensity or amount: Between 8 % and 10 %
processing and marketing sector for agricultural and forestry Duration: 2001-2003
products
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
Legal basis: Proyecto de Orden por la que se regulan las ayu- dential information has been removed, can be found at
das a las inversiones en mejora de las condiciones de trans- http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
formación y comercialización de los productos agrarios, silví-
colas, pesquero y de la alimentación
C 234/10 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 18.8.2001

Date of adoption of the decision: 18.7.2001 Aid intensity or amount: Maximum EUR 3 005 per bene-
ficiary
Member State: Italy (Sardegna)
Aid No: N 173/01 Duration: 2001-2006

Title: Aid to compensate losses due to storm winds The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at
Objective: Compensation for damages due to adverse weather
conditions http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
Legal basis: Deliberazione N. 51/32 del 12.12.2000 «Interventi
contributivi a favore delle aziende agricole danneggiate dai
venti impetuosi»
Date of adoption of the decision: 18.7.2001
Budget: ITL 120 000 000 (approximately EUR 61 974,85)
Duration: 2000 Member State: Germany

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi- Aid No: N 205/01
dential information has been removed, can be found at Title: Promotion of consultancy in favour of agricultural and
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids horticultural holdings
Objective: Support holdings that engage professional
consultants in order to improve their farm management
Date of adoption of the decision: 17.7.2001 Legal basis: Richtlinie des Thüringer Ministeriums für Land-
Member State: France wirtschaft, Naturschutz und Umwelt über die Förderung der
Beratung landwirtschaftlicher und gartenbaulicher Unterneh-
Aid No: N 191/01 men
Title: Aid for the development of organic cereals, oilseed and Budget: Approximately EUR 0,51 million per year
protein plants farming
Aid intensity or amount: Maximally 60 %
Objective: To stimulate the development of organic farming in
this sector Duration: Three years
Budget: FRF 2,5 million (EUR 381 122) in 2001 The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
Aid intensity or amount: dential information has been removed, can be found at

1. Economic and technical studies: 60 % of the costs http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids


2. Investments: 20 % of the costs
3. Support for the restructuring of regional organic oilseed and
protein plant sectors: 30 % to 40 % of the costs Date of adoption of the decision: 17.7.2001
Duration: One year
Member State: Spain (Navarre)
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at Aid No: N 235/01

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids Title: Measures to assist producer groups using integrated pest


control in agriculture
Objective: Extension of the aid measures for the Asociaciones
para Tratamientos Integrados del Algodon (Atrias) to allow
Date of adoption of the decision: 18.7.2001 continued technical assistance measures to farmers in
Member State: Spain developing joint programmes of integrated protection against
agents harmful to various plants
Aid No: N 198/01
Legal basis: Proyecto de Decreto del Gobierno de Aragón por
Title: ARTE-PYME programme
el que se amplía el rØgimen de ayudas para las agrupaciones
Objective: To carry out projects promoting the introduction of para tratamientos integrados en agricultura (Atrias)
new information and communication technologies in small
firms Budget: EUR 120 000 per year

Legal basis: Orden Ministerial de 21.3.2001 por la que se Aid intensity or amount: Up to 25 % of the costs of eligible
aprueban las bases reguladoras y se convoca la concesión de activities, up to a maximum EUR 4 800 per unit
subvenciones para la realización de proyectos de servicios Duration: Unspecified
avanzados de telecomunicación de interØs comœn para las pe-
queæas y medianas empresas The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at
Budget: ESP 12 000 million (EUR 72 million) (70 % ERDF
and 30 % from Spain) for 2001-2006; EUR 14,42 million http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
(approximately 20 % of the budget) for products covered by
Annex I of the Treaty
18.8.2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 234/11

Date of adoption of the decision: 18.7.2001 Aid intensity or amount: 50 % of the cost of advertising
Member State: France measures; 50-100 % of the cost of promotion measures

Aid No: N 311/01 Duration: One year


Title: Aid for the advertising and promotion of milk products The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at
Objective: To promote consumption of the products
concerned and make them more widely known http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
Budget: FRF 22 million (EUR 3,3 million) in 2001
Aid intensity or amount: 50 % of the cost of advertising Date of adoption of the decision: 17.7.2001
measures; 50-100 % of the cost of promotion measures
Member State: Italy (Toscana)
Duration: One year
Aid No: N 369/01
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at Title: Modification to regional law 37/2000
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids Objective: Introduction of a system of direct aid to farmers for
the provision of technical assistance services
Legal basis: Proposta di legge n. 28/2001 del 28.5.2001: mo-
Date of adoption of the decision: 18.7.2001 difica alla legge 29 febbraio 2000 n. 37 «Disciplina dei servizi
Member State: France agricoli e rurali»
Aid No: N 312/01 Budget: ITL 10 billion per year (approximately EUR 5 million)
for the first three years
Title: Aid for the advertising and promotion of quality wines
‘VQPRD’ and ‘vins de pays’ Duration: Indefinite
Objective: To promote consumption of the products The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
concerned and make them more widely known dential information has been removed, can be found at
Budget: FRF 57 million (EUR 8,6 million) in 2001 http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty

Cases where the Commission raises no objections


(2001/C 234/04)

(Text with EEA relevance)

Date of adoption of the decision: 18.5.2001 The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at
Member State: Spain (La Rioja)
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
Aid No: N 685/2000
Title: Aid for the financial support to investment in the reform
of commercial structures and services promoted for SMEs
Objective: Investments in new fixed assets relating to the Date of adoption of the decision: 23.5.2001
modernisation or extension of an existing establishment, or
the creation of a new point of sale within the regional territory Member State: France
Legal basis: Bases reguladoras de la concesión de ayudas para Aid No: N 447/2000
la financiación de las inversiones dirigidas a la reforma de
estructuras comerciales y de servicios promovidas por PYMES Title: Framework scheme: fund to provide business start-ups
with loans on trust
Budget: ESP 120 million (EUR 721 214) per year
Objective: To promote the setting-up or takeover of small
Aid intensity or amount: Up to 15 % gross for investments firms
by small enterprises: 7,5 % gross for investments by
medium-sized enterprises; 30 % gross in areas eligible under Legal basis: Circulaire no 2333 du dØlØguØ à l’amØnagement du
Article 87(3)(c) of the EC Treaty territoire et à l’action rØgionale du 31 octobre 1996
Duration: 2000-2006 Budget: Approximately EUR 46 million per year