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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 87/23

Proposal for
of . . .
amending Regulation (EEC) No 805/68 on the common organisation of the market in beef and

(98/C 87/16)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, arrangements; whereas the regional ceilings for these two
Member States should therefore, with effect from 1
January 1997, be increased to bring them closer to actual
production level,
Having regard ot the Treaty establishing the European
Community, and in particular Article 43 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission, HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Having regard to the Opinion of the European

Parliament, Article 1

Regulation (EEC) No 805/68 is amended as follows:

Whereas by Regulation (EC) No 2222/96 (1) the Council
adjusted for the years 1997 and 1998 the regional 1. In Article 4b(3)(b):
ceilings on the number of male bovine animals eligible for
the special premium laid down in Article 4b(3) of a) ‘for 1997 and 1998’ is replaced by ‘for 1997,
Council Regulation (EC) No 805/68 (2), as last amended 1998 and 1999’;
by Regulation (EC) No 2634/97 (3), whereas long-term b) the figures ‘603 674’ and ‘154 897’ for Spain and
measures are being drawn up; whereas these adjusted Portugal respectively are replaced by ‘649 896’
regional ceilings should be retained for a further year; and ‘166 483’.

2. In Article 4f(4) the second indent is replaced by:

Whereas Regulation (EC) No 2222/96 authorises the
Commission to take the necessary action on suckler cow ‘— measures relating to individual rights not used in
premium rights unused in 1997 and 1998 and returned 1997, 1998 and 1999 which have been returned
to the national reserve; whereas for the same reason as to the national reserve’.
above this authorisation sould be extended for a year;

Whereas scrutiny by Member State of the number of Article 2

special premium applications, the regional ceilings and
the number of animals slaughtered shows that in Spain This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day
and Portugal premium applications are significantly following its publication in the Official Journal of the
higher than the regional ceilings and the ratio of regional European Communities.
ceiling to number of animals slaughtered is less than the
Community average; whereas the choice of reference
years for the regional ceiling for Portugal was limited However, Article 1(1)(b) shall apply from 1 January
owing to the late application of the premium 1997.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member

Done at . . .
For the Council

(1) OJ L 296, 21.11.1996, p. 50.

(2) OJ L 148, 28.6.1968, p. 24.
(3) OJ L 356, 31.12.1997, p. 13.