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C 85/26 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 9.4.

2002

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

Cases where the Commission raises no objections


(2002/C 85/06)

Date of adoption of the decision: 27.2.2002 Date of adoption of the decision: 27.2.2002

Member State: The Netherlands Member State: Finland

Aid No: N 25/02 Aid No: N 732/01

Title: Extension of funding for an advertising campaign for Title: Amendments to Skolt Act
mushrooms
Objective: To improve the economic situation of Skolts the
Objective: To promote mushroom sales abroad following articles of Skolt Act would be amended as follows:

Legal basis: Verordening PT bijzondere heffing fruit en cham- (a) Article 14; reduction of interest rate on new state loans to
pignons 2001 Skolts from 4 % to 3 %. Existing loans will not be affected

Budget: Unspecified (b) Article 60; possibility to grant postponements on


instalments and interest payments on loans taken under
Aid intensity or amount: 50 % the Skolt Act would be introduced (applies to debt restruc-
turing)
Duration: Unspecified
(c) Article 60; possibility would be introduced to grant
exemptions in exceptional circumstances of instalments
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and interest payments on loans taken under the Skolt Act
dential information has been removed, can be found at
even when the instalment in question could be paid by
realising the assets used as collateral for the loan
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids
(d) Article 68; possibility to revise interest rates upwards or
downwards on loans granted to Skolts under the legislation
preceding the Skolt Act would be introduced. The revision
would reflect the changes in the interest rates applied on
Date of adoption of the decision: 27.2.2002 the financial markets

Member State: Italy (e) Article 68; interest rates on housing loans granted to Skolts
between 1985 and 1991 would be maintained at 4 %.
Aid No: N 30/02 Under applicable legislation this interest rate would be
otherwise 9,25-9,50 % from the beginning of 2000
Title: Aid for advertising products listed in Annex I to the
Treaty Amendment (a) and (d) modify the existing aid scheme
N 579/96; amendments (b) and (c) modify the existing aid
Objective: To promote sales of agricultural products scheme N 589/96. The existing aid schemes are not
otherwise affected
Legal basis: Aid schemes approved under files N 558/2000
and N 729/A/2000 Legal basis:

Kolttalain muuttamisesta annettu laki N:o 296/2001; laki kolt-


Budget: Unspecified (the advertising measures are part of a
talain 68 §:n muuttamisesta
wide range of measures financed within the framework of
the two schemes referred to above: the budget for the first is Lag om ändring av skoltlagen nr 296/2001 – Lag om ändring
approximately EUR 500 million, while the budget for the av art. 68 i skoltlagen
second has not been specified)
Budget: Approximately EUR 6 000 per year
Aid intensity or amount: 50 % (may be increased to 75 % for
Objective 1 regions) Aid intensity or amount: Variable
Duration: Unspecified Duration: Unlimited
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi- The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at dential information has been removed, can be found at

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9.4.2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 85/27

Date of adoption of the decision: 10.10.2001 Date of adoption of the decision: 27.2.2002

Member State: The Netherlands Member State: Italy

Aid No: N 266/01 Aid No: NN 103/99

Title: Animal welfare measures in Annex I and II areas Title: National Law No 441 of 15 December 1998, Article 14
following the foot-and-mouth disease ‘Aid to young farmers’

Objective: To alleviate animal welfare problems. This measure Objective: To increase the donation/inheritance,
aims to stimulate the slaughtering of piglets which cannot be purchase/lease of land in favour of young farmers and to
exported live and for which there is also no use in the favour the introduction of accountability
Netherlands. Only for piglets where in the view of a veterinary
Legal basis: Legge 15 dicembre 1998, n. 441 «Norme per la
serious animal welfare problems are present, the subsidy for
diffusione e la valorizzazione dell'imprenditoria giovanile in
destruction can be granted
agricoltura» articolo 14, paragrafi da 1 a 6
Legal basis: Regeling MKZ-welzijnsmaatregelen Budget: Undefined
Budget: NLG 121 500 (EUR 55 134,30) Aid intensity or amount: Up to 55 % in case of fiscal
exemptions that can be assimilated to investments
Aid intensity or amount: The subsidy amounts to NLG 55
per piglet Duration: Undefined
Duration: Only applications made before 9 May 2001 will be Other information: Aid provided for in paragraphs 3 and 4
honoured ‘non-application of the re-evaluation of income in favour of the
landowner’ is granted within Commission Regulation (EC) No
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi- 69/2001 ‘de-minimis aid’
dential information has been removed, can be found at
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids dential information has been removed, can be found at
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


(2002/C 85/07)

Date of adoption of the decision: 5.3.2002 Budget: EUR 648 492,10 (ESP 107 900 000)

Member State: Spain (Murcia) Aid intensity or amount: Variable but limited amount per
animal (between EUR 0,15 and EUR 19,1)
Aid No: N 52/02
Duration: 1 May to 30 November 2001
Title: Aid to stockfarmers and slaughterhouses to compensate
for managing SRM The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at
Objective: To compensate stockfarmers and slaughterhouses
for the costs of operations to obtain or remove, withdraw,
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transport and destroy SRM which were carried out directly
by them in the period 1 May to 30 November 2001

Legal basis: Proyecto de Orden de la Consejería de Agricultura,


Agua, y Medio Ambiente de la Comunidad Autónoma de Mur-
cia, por la que se establece la convocatoria y el régimen jurí- Date of adoption of the decision: 5.3.2002
dico de la concesión de ayudas compensatorias para ganaderos
y mataderos que han asumido los gastos de gestión de material Member State: France
especificado de riesgo tras el sacrificio de animales producidos
en la región de Murcia Aid No: N 523/01