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8.10.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 308/7

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 92 and 93 of the EC Treaty


Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(98/C 308/06)
(Text with EEA relevance)

Date of adoption: 30.6.1998 Date of adoption: 14.7.1998

Member State: Portugal Member State: The Netherlands


Aid No: N 753/97
Aid No: N 232/98
Title: Exemption regulating energy taxes for waste-
Title: Amendment to Community initiative operational processing units
programme to assist SMEs
Objective: To stimulate waste-processing units to
Objective: Development of the dynamic factors increase the energy efficiency of their electricity
influencing the competitiveness of SMEs (under the production
corresponding Community initiative programme) Legal basis: Voorstel van wet houdende wijziging van
enkele belastingwetten c.a. 1998 (fiscale milieuver-
Legal basis: Decreto-lei e Resoluç}o do Conselho de sterking)
Ministros
Budget: NLG 38 million (about ECU 17,2 million) per
Budget: No budgetary impact year

Aid intensity: Maximum 75Ø% gross (57Ø% nge) Duration: Three years

Duration: Until end-1999


Date of adoption: 14.7.1998
Member State: Italy
Date of adoption: 30.6.1998 Aid No: N 26/98
Member State: Belgium Title: New measure in favour of employment
Replacement of the Legge Marcora
Aid No: N 277/98
Objective: Promoting investments by SMEs
Title: Social security arrangements for miners and the
like Legal basis:
—ÙArticolo 17, comma 2, della legge 7 agosto 1997,
Objective: To grant the same reduction in social security n. 266 (all. 1)
contributions to workers covered by the social security —ÙBozza di regolamento (all. 2)
arrangements for miners and the like as that granted to
workers covered by the general arrangements, with a Budget:
view to harmonising the two schemes —ÙFoncooper: ITL 200 billion (ECU 100 million)
Legal basis: —ÙFondo speciale: ITL 110 billion (ECU 55 million)

—ÙArrðt~ royal du 19 mars 1998 Aid intensity:


—ÙIn non-assisted areas: maximum 7,5 for medium-
—ÙKoninklijk besluit van 19 maart 1998
sized and 10Ø% for small enterprises
Aid intensity: —ÙIn regionally assisted areas eligible under Article
92(3)(a) or (c) of the EC Treaty: according to
—ÙQuarterly reduction per manual worker: BEF 5Ø000 regional aid map
+ (BEF 5Ø000  X)
Duration: Unlimited
X = manual workers in the firm concerned
expressed as a proportion of the total workforce,
subject to a ceiling of 0,66
—ÙFor small firms (fewer than 10 workers): flat-rate Date of adoption: 15.7.1998
reduction of BEF 8Ø500 for five manual workers Member State: Italy
Duration: Indefinite Aid No: N 98/98
Title: Facilities for SMEs
C 308/8 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 8.10.98

Objective: Promoting investments by SMEs Date of adoption: 3.9.1998


Legal basis:
—ÙArticolo 8, comma 2, della legge 7 agosto 1997, Member State: Belgium (Brussels-Capital)
n. 266 (all. 1)
—ÙBozza regolamento attuazione (all. 2) Aid No: N 233/98

Budget: ITL 60 billion (ECU 30 million)


Title: Amendments to the Order of 1 July 1993
Aid intensity:
—ÙIn non-assisted areas: maximum 7,5 for medium- Objective: Investment in an economic regeneration zone
sized and 15Ø% for small enterprises and/or a zone that satisfies regional employment
—ÙIn regionally assisted areas eligible under Article objectives; efficient use of energy, water and raw
92(3)(a) or (c) of the EC Treaty: according to materials; environmental protection; adaptation to EU
regional aid map rules
Duration: Indefinite
Legal basis:
—ÙProjet d’ordonnance et projets d’arrðt~s
Date of adoption: 15.7.1998
—ÙOntwerp van een ordonnantie en ontwerpen van be-
Member State: Germany sluiten
Aid No: N 317/98 and N 318/98
Title: Participation capital for SME R@D Budget: Not yet determined

Objective: To support innovative projects of technology-


Aid intensity: Variable, depending on type of aid. In all
oriented small enterprises
cases, below the ceilings specified in the Community
Legal basis: Aktionsprogramm Wachstum von 1994 und frameworks
Jahreswirtschaftsberichte 1997 und 1998 der Bundesre-
gierung sowie die jährlichen Haushaltsgesetze Duration: Indefinite
Budget: A total of DEM 318,2 million (ECU 161
million)
Aid intensity: Not exceeding 15Ø% gross
Date of adoption: 3.9.1998
Duration: 1995 to 2000

Member State: Spain (Ceuta)


Date of adoption: 22.7.1998
Aid No: N 370/98
Member State: Germany (Saarland)
Aid No: N 134/98 Title: Investment aid scheme for SMEs in the distributive
Title: SME promotion programme of the Saarland sector

Objective: Promoting investments by SMEs


Objective: SMEs in the distributive sector
Legal basis: Richtlinie des Saarlandes für das Mittel-
standsförderungsprogramm Legal basis: Bases reguladoras del plan de ayudas para la
Budget: DEM 2,2 to 2,5 million (ECU 1,1 to 1,25 mejora y modernizaciön de las estructuras comerciales
million) p.a. de la ciudad autönoma de Ceuta

Aid intensity:
Budget: ESP 150 million (approximately ECU 0,89
—ÙBelow 7,5Ø% million)
—ÙIn case of cumulation: maximum 15Ø% for small
enterprises, maximum 7,5Ø% for medium-sized enter-
prises outside Article 92(3)(c); areas; inside those Aid intensity: Investment aid: 50Ø% gge
areas according to the valid regional aid map
Duration: 1998 to 1999
Duration: Unlimited
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Date of adoption: 3.9.1998 Date of adoption: 3.9.1998


Member State: Spain (Ceuta) Member State: Portugal
Aid No: N 371/98 Aid No: N 388/98
Title: Investment aid scheme for SMEs in the tourism Title: PEDIP II — Extension of the scope of Measure
sector 3.5 (support for small business modernisation projects) to
regions covered by the SIR (regional incentives scheme)
Objective: SMEs in the tourism sector
Objective: To support small-scale industrial projects that
Legal basis: Bases reguladoras del programa de
contribute to the sustained improvement in the competi-
incentivos a la implantaciön de actividades que comple-
tiveness of Portuguese industry
menten la oferta turòstica de la ciudad autönoma de
Ceuta Legal basis: Decreto-lei no. 177/94 (PEDIP II)
Budget: ESP 50 million (approximately ECU 0,3 million) Budget: No budgetary incidence
Aid intensity: Investment aid: 50Ø% gge Aid intensity: Variable, subject to maximum 75Ø% gge
Duration: 1998 to 1999 (57Ø% nge)
Duration: Until end-1999