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C 127/32 EN Official Journal of the European Union 29.5.


Date of adoption of the decision: 19.2.2003 Aid No: NN 86/02

Member State: France Title: Extension to the region of Tarn of the temporary aid
scheme for firms affected by bad weather and oil slicks
Aid No: N 9/03 (NN 62/2000)

Title: Tax aid to promote investment in Corsica Objective: To provide compensation for some of the
uninsured damage suffered by firms as an result of the bad
Objective: Aid to SMEs — Regional aid weather in November 1999

Legal basis: Loi de finances rectificative 2002 Legal basis: Contrats de plan État-régions et documents
uniques de programmation
Budget: FRF 6 000 000 (Comments: budget for last three
years) Budget: The initial budget is some EUR 60 million

Aid intensity or amount: 20 % tax credit Aid intensity or amount: 100 % max. for financial expen-
diture and 50 % max. for other eligible expenditure
Duration: Until 31 December 2006
Duration: Unlimited
The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-
dential information has been removed, can be found at Other information: Extension of scheme NN 62/2000,
approved by the Commission on 4 October 2000 (OJ C 280, 3.10.2000)

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confi-

Date of adoption of the decision: 16.12.2002 dential information has been removed, can be found at

Member State: France

Initiation of proceedings

(Case COMP/M.2621 — SEB/Moulinex (II))

(2003/C 127/05)

On 23 May 2003 the Commission decided to initiate proceedings in the abovementioned case after finding
that the notified concentration raises serious doubts as to its compatibility with the common market. The
initiation of proceedings opens a second phase investigation with regard to the notified concentration. The
decision is based on Article 6(1)(c) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89.
The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their observations on the proposed concen-
tration to the Commission.
In order to be fully taken into account in the procedure, observations should reach the Commission not
later than 15 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by
fax (No (32-2) 296 43 01 or 296 72 44) or by post, under reference COMP/M.2621 — SEB/Moulinex (II),
to the following address:
Commission of the European Communities
Competition DG
Directorate B — Merger Task Force
B-1049 Brussels.