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17.9.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 289/11

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 92 and 93 of the EC Treaty
Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(98/C 289/06)
(Text with EEA relevance)

Date of adoption: 22.7.1998 Date of adoption: 30.4.1997
Member State: Germany (Thuringia) Member State: Germany — RETEX region of the Land
of Thuringia
Aid No: NØ276/98
Aid No: NØ220/97 (ex NØ758/95)
Title: Programme of the Land of Thuringia: Institutional
financing of selected market-oriented research institute Title: Extension of the guidelines of the Land of
Thuringia for implementing the Community RETEX
Objective: Research and development initiative (Thüringer Richtlinie zur Gewährung von
Fördermitteln der Gemeinschaftsinitiative der Euro-
Legal basis: Thüringer Landeshaushaltsordnung vom
päischen Union RETEX zur Unterstützung der vom
6.2.1991 i.Ød.ØF. vom 31.7.1991; Beschluß des Thüringer
Textilsektor stark abhängigen Regionen)
Landtages zu DSØ2/2040 und 2/2353 vom 13.11.1997
Objective: Regional development, including sectoral
Budget:
diversification by promoting cooperation between SMEs
—Ù1998: DEM 25 million (ECU 12,5 million) and training for the workforce and unemployed textile
—Ù1999: DEM 25 million (ECU 12,5 million) workers, environmental protection and the cleaning-up
of polluted industrial sites
Duration: Till 2003 at the minimum
Legal basis: Landeshaushaltsordnung (LHO) des Landes
Thüringen, ANBest-P, ANBest-GK, Operationelles
Programm zur Realisierung der GI RETEX der EU
Date of adoption: 5.2.1997
Budget: ECU 2,634 million increase in the initially
Member State: Germany (Bavaria) approved budget of ECU 9,56 million
Aid No: NNØ138/96 (ex NØ834/96) Aid intensity:
Title: Extension and modification of the guidelines of —Ùimprovement of SME know-how: 50Ø% gross
the Bavarian regional programmes for industry —Ùpromotion of voluntary cooperation: 50Ø% gross
Objective: Regional development and expansion of —Ùcontinuing training: 75Ø% to 100Ø% gross
SMEs —Ùreduction in environmental pollution: 50Ø% gross
Legal basis: Richtlinie zur Durchführung der bayerischen —Ùcleaning-up of polluted industrial sites: 50Ø% gross
regionalen Förderungsprogramme für die gewerbliche Duration: 1995 to 1999 (last payments: 2001)
Wirtschaft
Budget:
—Ù1997: DEM 175,5 million (ECU 90 million) Date of adoption: 29.7.1998
—Ù1998: DEM 175,5 million (ECU 90 million) Member State: Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)
—Ù1999: DEM 116,75 million (ECU 60 million) Aid No: NØ733/97
Aid intensity: In areas assisted under the joint Federal Title: DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH
Government/Länder scheme:
Objective: Environmental protection (steel industry)
—Ù18Ø% gross for large firms
—Ù28Ø% for SMEs Legal basis:
In other regions: —ÙDtA-Umweltprogramm
—Ù15Ø% gross for small firms —ÙRegionales Wirtschaftsförderungsprogramm des Lan-
des NRW für die Gewährung von Finanzierungs-
—Ù7,5Ø% gross for medium-sized firms hilfen zur Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschafts-
Duration: 1997 to 1999 struktur des Landes NRW vom 12.3.1997
Aid intensity: 11,1Ø%