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C 122/10 EN Official Journal of the European Union 20.5.

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 122/04)

Aid No: XA 250/07 The latter is required to provide the service to all the producers
requesting it.

Member State: Spain The objective of the aid accords with Article 15(2)(c) of Regu-
lation (EC) No 1857/2006.
Region: Aragón
The eligible expenditure will relate to consultancy services
provided by third parties: the fees for services which do not
Title of aid scheme: constitute a continuous or periodic activity or relate to the
enterprise's usual operating expenditure, such as routine tax
consultancy services, regular legal services, or advertising
Asistencia técnica al sector agrícola en materia de sanidad
vegetal y lucha integrada contra las plagas
Sector(s) concerned: Crop production subsector: the various
agricultural products grown by farmers on their holdings
Legal basis: (cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruit trees, olive trees,
almond trees and vines)
General legislation applicable to public subsidies, especially Ley
38/2003, de 17 de noviembre, General de Subvenciones (BOE Name and address of the granting authority:
no 18-11-2003) and Decreto 2/2007, de 26 de enero, del Gobierno
de Aragón que establece un marco de subvenciones en materia de agri- Diputación General de Aragón
cultura y alimentación (BOA no 22-1-2007). Paseo María Agustín no 36 — Edificio Pignatelli
E-50071 Zaragoza
The aid activity and characteristics are included in
Article 15(2)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 and meet the Website:
requirements therein.
www.aragon.es
Proyecto de Orden de 2007 del Departamento de Agricultura y
Alimentación por la que se establecen las bases reguladoras de via the link:
las subvenciones para la prestación de apoyo técnico al sector http://portal.aragob.es/pls/portal30/docs/FOLDER/INF_UE/
agrario en materia de sanidad vegetal y lucha integrada contra AYUDASESTADO20072013/SANIDADVEGETAL.DOC
plagas
Other information:
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company: The The aid is managed by the Directorate-General for Food of the
provision of the service to the holding's owner is valued at Department of Agriculture and Food
EUR 20 or EUR 70, depending on the type of production of the
holding or agricultural enterprise

Maximum aid intensity: 100 %

Date of implementation: 1.1.2008

Duration of aid scheme: 6 years, until 31.1.2013


Aid No: XA 251/07

Objective of aid:
Member State: Spain

Providing technical support on plant health and integrated pest


control and resolving technical queries raised by the owners of Region: Aragón
agricultural holdings with SME status.
Title of aid scheme:
The activities are performed for producers by bodies having
legal personality and suitable technical capability, obtaining a Subvenciones en materia de fomento de estructuras asociativas
service which the Administration funds on the body's behalf. agrarias
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Legal basis: Name and address of the granting authority:


— the legislation generally applicable to public subsidies, espe- Gobierno de Aragón
cially Ley 38/2003, de 17 de noviembre, General de Subven- Departamento de Agricultura y Alimentación
ciones (BOE no 18-11-2003) and Decreto 2/2007, de Paseo María Agustín no 36 — Edificio Pignatelli
26 de enero, del Gobierno de Aragón que establece un marco de E-50071 Zaragoza
subvenciones en materia de agricultura y alimentación (BOA
no 22-1-2007), Website:

— Article 9 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of www.aragon.es


15 December 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 via the link:
of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enter- http://portal.aragob.es/pls/portal30/docs/FOLDER/INF_UE/
prises active in the production of agricultural products and AYUDASESTADO20072013/ESTRUCTURASASOCIATIVAS.
amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 and Orden del Depar- DOC
tamento de Agricultura y Alimentación por la que se aprueban las
bases reguladoras de las subvenciones en materia de fomento de
estructuras asociativas agrarias

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall


amount of individual aid granted to the company: The
planned annual budget allocation for the subsidy scheme is
EUR 700 000, to be distributed among the potential benefici-
Aid No: XA 326/07
aries. As provided for in Article 9 of Regulation (EC)
No 1857/2006, each beneficiary may receive aid over a period
of five years, subject to an overall limit of EUR 400 000 Member State: France

Regions: All, as these measures may be financed by any


Maximum aid intensity: During the period when the subsidies regional or local authorities (regional councils, local councils)
may be granted, each beneficiary may, in accordance with wishing to do so
Article 9(7) of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006, receive up to
EUR 400 000 in respect of the eligible expenditure referred to
Title of aid scheme: Aid to promote animal products and
in Article 9(3)
products of animal origin
Date of implementation: During 2007 (Article 23 of Regu- Legal basis:
lation (EC) No 1857/2006)
— Article 15(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 on agri-
cultural exemptions,
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
31.12.2013 (Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006)
— Article L 621-1 et suivants du code rural
Objective of aid: — Articles L 1511-1 et suivants du code général des collecti-
vités territoriales
The aid will be granted to producer groups in accordance with
Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 and will cover: Annual expenditure planned under the scheme:
EUR 6 million, subject to budgetary resources, from the
(a) expenditure on renting suitable premises, namely those National Inter-trade Office for Livestock and Livestock Products
where the body's daily administrative management takes (Office national interprofessionnel de l'élevage et de ses productions)
place; and an unspecified amount from the local and regional authori-
ties
(b) expenditure on acquiring furniture and office equipment,
including both hardware and software; Maximum aid intensity: The aid intensity could reach 100 %
for the activities specified in Article 15(2)(c) to (f) of the Regu-
(c) expenditure on staff attached to the body's administration. lation referred to above. Under no circumstances will the aid
When the costs of the Managing Director, Business Director intensity exceed 100 % of the subsidised activities
or Technical Director are included under this item, aid will
be given for a single post per year, per beneficiary body; Date of implementation: 1.1.2008

(d) expenditure on the body's general, legal and administrative Duration of scheme: Six years (2008-2013)
costs;
Objective of aid:
(e) in the context of expenditure on purchasing premises for The objective of the aid is to support information and promo-
the body's administrative management, the corresponding tional campaigns for the products in question, to raise aware-
eligible expenses will be limited to rental costs at market ness of these products, to make scientific knowledge accessible
rates to the general public, to facilitate information campaigns on
high-quality production systems, to facilitate the organisation of
Sector(s) concerned: This is a horizontal aid scheme which trade fairs, exhibitions and forums, to encourage professionals
may cover any agri-food sector or subsector in which producer to attend these fairs, and to develop public relations and related
associations or groups operate activities.
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Aid will be granted for activities falling within the scope of Maximum aid intensity: Aid of up to 50 % of the expenditure
Article 15(2) of the Regulation on agricultural exemptions incurred by the Agrupación de Defensa Sanitaria (Animal Health
(Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006), which are also referred to in Protection Group) in contracting veterinary services for the
Chapter IV K of the agricultural guidelines of 27 December prevention and eradication of animal diseases
2006 and in point 152(b) of the agricultural guidelines
Date of implementation: 24.12.2007
Sectors(s) concerned: SMEs in the livestock and animal
products sector Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
31.12.2007
Name and address of the granting authority:
Office national interprofessionnel de l'élevage et de ses Objective of aid: To provide aid in kind to producers by
productions means of subsidised services in order to offset the cost of
12, rue Henri Rol-Tanguy preventing and eradicating animal diseases. Article 10(1) of
F-93555 Montreuil-sous-Bois Cedex Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006: Aid in respect of animal
diseases
Website:
Sector(s) concerned: Animal production and health
www.office-elevage.fr/aides-nat/aides-nat.htm
Name and address of the authority granting the aid:
Detailed information on the aid scheme will be published on Gobierno de Navarra
this website, under the heading ‘Information/Aides nationales’, Departamento de Desarrollo Rural y Medio Ambiente
as soon as the scheme is implemented (January 2008) C/Tudela no 20
E-31003 Pamplona
Other information: The local and regional authorities will
ensure compliance with the aid limits stipulated in Article 15 of Website:
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006, which provides the framework
for this aid scheme. Regional or local authorities supplementing http://www.cfnavarra.es/agricultura/COYUNTURA/AyudasEs-
the funding provided by the Office for Livestock must therefore tado/pdfs/STNO07073%20OF.pdf
verify the cumulation of this aid with aid from the Depart-
mental Agriculture and Forestry Directorates Other information:
This form supersedes and replaces form XA 228/07, which Gobierno de Navarra
was approved with regard to the same subject Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural
C/Tudela no 20
E-31003 Pamplona
Tel. (34) 848 42 29 33
Email: izabalzv@cfnavarra.es

Aid No: XA 431/07

Member State: Spain


Aid No: XA 432/07
Region: Navarra
Member State: Ireland
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-
vidual aid: Region: Member State

Ayudas a las Agrupaciones de Defensa Sanitaria por la realiza- Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-
ción de programas sanitarios de prevención, lucha y erradica- vidual aid:
ción de enfermedades en vacuno, ovino y caballar, en al año
2007 ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation) Dairy & Beef Progeny
Test Program 2008
Legal Basis:
Legal basis:
Orden Foral de la Consejera de Desarrollo Rural y Medio
Ambiente, por la que se aprueban las bases reguladoras y la National Development Plan 2007-2013
convocatoria para la concesión de subvenciones a las Agrupa-
ciones de Defensa Sanitaria por la realización de programas Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
sanitarios de prevención, lucha y erradicación de enfermedades amount of individual aid granted to the company: Overall
en vacuno, ovino y caballar, en al año 2007 amount of EUR 1 359 118

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall Maximum aid intensity: 70 % of eligible costs
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
EUR 96 000 Date of implementation: 1.1.2008
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Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Eligible costs This aid is provided in accordance with Article 16(1)(b) of Regu-
incurred from 1.1.2008 to 31.12.2011 lation (EC) No 1857/2006 — Support for the Livestock sector.
Objective of aid: Eligible costs will be those associated with herd recruitment,
semen assembly, data recording, DNA testing, linear scoring,
The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation will initiate a 4-year Dairy data collection and the return of data to ICBF
and Beef progeny test program in 2008. The aim of the
program is to identify and source the supply of Irish tested Sector(s) concerned: Bovines — Dairy and Beef
superior genetics to beef and dairy farmers and to build a
Name and address of the granting authority:
knowledge base which farmers will be able to access in order to
make informed breeding decisions and thus produce better Department of Agriculture
quality animals. The key to Ireland building a competitive based Fisheries and Food, Agriculture House
dairy and beef industry is the supply of Irish tested superior Kildare Street, Dublin 2
genetics to the beef and dairy farmer. The project represents a Ireland
unique collaboration among all industry partners to cooperate
Website:
in progeny-testing programs that will ensure a viable future for
two of Ireland's most valuable farming sectors. http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/NDP_State_Aid/