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1.12.

2007 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 289/11

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of
the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of
agricultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001

(2007/C 289/11)

XA Number: XA 171/07 2. Conservation of traditional buildings:

Member State: Republic of Slovenia


— up to 100 % of eligible costs as regards investment in
non-productive features,
Region: Kranj city municipality

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi- — up to 75 % of eligible costs as regards investment in
dual aid: Support for rural development programmes in the productive features on farms in less-favoured areas, and
municipality of Kranj in the programming period 2007-2013 60 % in other areas, provided that the investment does
not entail any increase in the production capacity of the
farm.
Legal basis: Pravilnik o dodelitvi pomoči za ohranjanje in
razvoj kmetijstva, gozdarstva in podeželja v mestni občini Kranj
(Poglavje II) 3. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums:

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall


the amount of municipal support is the difference between
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
the amount of co-financing of insurance premiums from the
national budget and up to 50 % of eligible costs of an insur-
2007: EUR 67 000 ance premium for insuring crops and fruit and for insuring
livestock against death due to disease.
2008: EUR 68 800
4. Aid for land reparcelling:
2009: EUR 70 600

2010: EUR 72 300 — up to 50 % of legal and administrative costs.

2011: EUR 74 100 5. Provision of technical support in the agricultural sector:

2012: EUR 76 000


— up to 100 % of costs concerning the education and
training of farmers, consultancy services and the organi-
2013: EUR 77 000 sation of and participation in forums for knowledge
transfer, competitions, exhibitions and fairs, the dissemi-
Maximum aid intensity: nation of scientific knowledge, publications (such as cata-
logues and websites) and farmer replacement services to
1. Investment in farms for primary production: cover for absence due to illness or holidays. The aid is
granted in the form of subsidised services and does not
involve direct payments of money to producers.
— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas,

— up to 40 % of eligible costs for investment in other areas Date of implementation: July 2007 (after the Rules enter into
for farming. force)

The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features, Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
to purchase equipment to improve livestock buildings used 31 December 2013
for agricultural production, to invest in permanent crops,
farmland improvement and pasture and farm access manage-
ment. Objective of aid: To support SMEs
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Reference to Articles of Commission Regulation (EC) Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-
No 1857/2006 and eligible costs: Chapter II of the draft Rules dual aid: Podpore programom razvoja kmetijstva podeželja v
on granting aid for conservation and for agricultural forestry občini Laško 2007-2013
and rural development in the municipality of Kranj includes
measures constituting State aid in accordance with the following Legal basis: Pravilnik o dodeljevanju pomoči za ohranjanje in
Articles of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of razvoj kmetijstva in podeželja v občini Laško za programsko
15 December 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of obdobje 2007-2013 (Poglavje II)
the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises
active in the production of agricultural products and amending
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3):
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
— Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings,
2007: EUR 47 800
— Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build-
ings, 2008: EUR 50 000

— Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance 2009: EUR 53 500
premiums,
2010: EUR 55 000
— Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling,
2011: EUR 57 000
— Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
sector. 2012: EUR 8 500

Economic Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture — plant and 2013: EUR 60 000


animal products
Maximum aid intensity:
Name and address of granting authority:
1. Investment in agricultural holdings:
Mestna občina Kranj
Slovenski trg 1
— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas,
SLO-4000 Kranj
— up to 40 % of eligible costs in other areas,
Web address: (Indicate the internet address where the full text
of the scheme or the criteria and conditions under which indivi-
dual aid is granted outside of an aid scheme can be found). — up to 60 % of eligible costs for investment in
less-favoured areas and up to 50 % of eligible costs for
http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200763&dhid=90619 investment in other areas where the investment is made
by young farmers within five years of their setting up.
Other information: The measure for the payment of insurance
premiums to insure crops and fruit includes the following The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features,
adverse climatic events which can be assimilated to natural to purchase equipment to be used for agricultural produc-
disasters: spring frost, hail, lightning, fire caused by lightning, tion, to invest in permanent crops and to improve farmland
storm and floods. and pastures.

The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation 2. Conservation of traditional landscapes and buildings:
(EC) No 1857/2006 relating to the measures to be adopted by
the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps — up to 100 % of actual costs as regards investment in
preceding the grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni- non-productive features,
toring of aid).
— up to 60 % of actual costs, or 75 % in less-favoured
Signature of person responsible: areas as regards investment in productive assets on
farms, provided that the investment does not entail any
Damijan PERNE increase in the production capacity of the farm,
Mayor
— additional aid may be granted at a rate of up to 100 % to
cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional mate-
rials necessary to maintain the heritage features of build-
ings.

XA Number: XA 172/07 3. Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest:

Member State: Republic of Slovenia — up to 100 % of actual costs, where the relocation simply
consists of the dismantling, removal and re-erection of
Region: Municipality of Laško existing buildings,
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— where the relocation results in the farmer benefiting on granting State aid for conservation and agricultural and rural
from more modern facilities, the farmer must contribute development in the municipality of Laško includes measures
at least 60 %, or 50 % in less-favoured areas, of the constituting State aid in accordance with the following Articles
increase in the value of the facilities concerned after relo- of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December
cation. If the beneficiary is a young farmer, his contribu- 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to
tion shall be at least 55 % or 45 % respectively, State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the
production of agricultural products and amending Regulation
(EC) No 70/2001 (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3):
— where, as a result of the relocation, production capacity
is increased, the farmer must contribute at least 60 %, or
50 % in less-favoured areas, of costs in connection with — Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings,
the increase in potential. If the beneficiary is a young
farmer, his contribution shall be at least 55 % or 45 % — Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build-
respectively. ings,

4. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums: — Article 6: Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest,

— municipal support up to 10 % of eligible costs of an — Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance
insurance premium for insuring crops and fruit, premiums,

— the amount of municipal support is the difference — Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling,
between the amount of co-financing of insurance
premiums from the national budget and up to 50 % of — Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
eligible costs of insurance premiums for insuring live- cultural products,
stock against death due to disease.
— Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
5. Aid for land reparcelling: sector.

— up to 100 % of eligible legal and administrative costs. Economic Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture — plant and
animal production
6. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural products:
Name and address of granting authority:
— up to 100 % of eligible costs of market research
activities, product conception and design, including aid Občina Laško
granted for the preparation of applications for recogni- Mestna ulica 2
tion of designations of geographical origin or certificates SLO-3270 Laško
of specific character in accordance with the relevant
Community Regulations. The aid is to be granted in the Web address: (Indicate the internet address where the full text
form of subsidised services and must not involve direct of the scheme or the criteria and conditions under which indivi-
payments of money to producers. dual aid is granted outside of an aid scheme can be found).

7. Provision of technical support: http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200762&dhid=90569

— up to 100 % of costs concerning the education and Other information: The measure concerning the payment of
training of farmers, consultancy and replacement services insurance premiums to insure crops and fruit includes the
and the organisation of forums, competitions, exhibitions following adverse climatic events which may be assimilated to
and fairs, publications, catalogues and websites. The aid natural disasters: spring frost, hail, lightning, fire caused by light-
is to be granted in the form of subsidised services and ning, storm and floods.
must not involve direct payments of money to produ-
cers. The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation
(EC) No 1857/2006 relate to the measures to be adopted by the
Date of implementation: June 2007 (or the date on which the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps
Rules enter into force) preceding the grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni-
toring of aid).

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until


31 December 2013 Signature of person responsible:

Sandra BARACHINI
Objective of the aid: To support SMEs Director of Municipal Council

Reference to Articles in Commission Regulation (EC)


No 1857/2006 and eligible costs: Chapter II of the draft Rules
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XA Number: XA 173/07 small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of


agricultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
Member State: Slovenia (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3).

Region: Specially controlled areas of Idrija and Logatec, under Economic Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture — agricultural
the Programme to introduce measures to prevent the spread of production
and eliminate the common cockchafer
Name and address of granting authority:
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-
dual aid: Plant health protection — cockchafer Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo gozdarstvo in prehrano
Fitosanitarna uprava RS
Legal basis: Predlog Uredbe o izvedbi ukrepov za preprečevanje Einspielerjeva 6
širjenja in zatiranje množičnega izbruha majskega hrošča nave- SLO-1000 Ljubljana
zava: Zakon o zdravstvenem varstvu rastlin (Uradni list RS, št.
23/05 – uradno prečiščeno besedilo, 61/06-ZDru-1 in 40/07) Web address: (Indicate the internet address where the full text
of the scheme or the criteria and conditions under which indivi-
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall dual aid is granted outside of an aid scheme can be found).
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
http://www.furs.si/law/slo/zvr/Index_predpisi.asp
Year Total PP 4275
Date: 11 July 2007
2007 EUR 130 000
Signature of person responsible:
2008 EUR 270 000
Katarina GROZNIK
Director
2009 EUR 140 000

Total EUR 540 000

XA Number: XA 188/07
Maximum aid intensity: Gross intensity of State aid is up to
100 % of the costs of subsidised services, i.e. the costs of Member State: Republic of Slovenia
controlling and monitoring the cockchafer population.
Region: Municipality of Žalec
Costs of control measures include, in accordance with the
programme to introduce measures to prevent the spread of and
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-
to eliminate the cockchafer:
dual aid: Pomoči za ohranjanje in razvoj kmetijstva in podeželja
v občini Žalec za programsko obdobje 2007-2013
— the purchase of a biological preparation,
Legal basis: Pravilnik o dodeljevanju pomoči za ohranjanje in
— health inspections, razvoj kmetijstva ter podeželja v občini Žalec za programsko
obdobje 2007-2013
— testing and other cockchafer control measures.
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
Date of implementation: 1 August 2007 amount of individual aid granted to the company:

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Date (year and 2007: EUR 160 974
month) until which aid may be granted under the scheme:
1 August 2007-30 June 2009 2008: EUR 160 974

Objective of aid:
2009: EUR 160 974
— to support SMEs,
2010: EUR 170 000
— to prevent the spread of and to eliminate the pest, namely
the common cockchafer. 2011: EUR 170 000

This aid scheme is compatible with Article 10(1) of Commission 2012: EUR 175 000
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the
application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to 2013: EUR 175 000
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Maximum aid intensity: eligible costs of an insurance premium for insuring crops
and fruit and insuring livestock against disease.
1. Investment in farms for primary production:
5. Aid for land reparcelling:

— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas,


— up to 100 % of actual costs incurred.

— up to 40 % of eligible costs in other areas,


6. Aid to encourage the production of quality agricultural products:

— up to 60 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas and up up to 100 % of actual costs incurred in the form of subsi-
to 50 % of eligible costs in other areas where the invest- dised services; this must not involve direct payments of
ment is made by young farmers within five years of their money to producers.
setting up.

7. Provision of technical support:


The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features,
to purchase equipment used for agricultural production, to
invest in permanent crops and to improve farmland and — up to 100 % of costs concerning education and training,
pastures. consultancy services provided by third parties, the organi-
sation of forums, competitions, exhibitions and fairs,
publications and websites. The aid is to be granted in the
2. Conservation of traditional landscapes and buildings: form of subsidised services and must not involve direct
payments of money to producers.
— up to 100 % of the real costs as regards investment in
non-productive features, Date of implementation: July 2007 (or the date on which the
Rules enter into force)
— up to 60 % of actual costs, or 75 % in less-favoured
areas, as regards investment in productive assets on Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
farms, provided that the investment does not entail any 31 December 2013
increase in the production capacity of the farm,
Objective of the aid: To support SMEs
— additional aid may be granted at a rate of up to 100 % to
cover the extra costs incurred by using traditional mate- Reference to Articles of Commission Regulation (EC)
rials necessary to maintain the heritage features of build- No 1857/2006 and eligible costs: Chapter II of the draft Rules
ings. on granting aid for conservation and agricultural and rural
development in the municipality of Žalec for the programming
3. Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest: period 2007-2013 includes measures constituting State aid in
accordance with the following Articles of Commission Regu-
lation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the appli-
— up to 100 % of actual costs, where the relocation simply cation of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small
consists of the dismantling, removal and re-erection of and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agri-
existing buildings, cultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001
(OJ L 358 of 16.12.2006, p. 3):
— where the relocation results in the farmer benefiting
from more modern facilities, the farmer must contribute — Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings,
at least 60 %, or 50 % in less-favoured areas, of the
increase in the value of the facilities concerned after relo- — Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build-
cation. If the beneficiary is a young farmer, his contribu- ings,
tion shall be at least 55 % or 45 % respectively,

— Article 6: Relocation of farm buildings in the public interest,


— where the relocation results in an increase in production
capacity, the contribution from the beneficiary must be
at least 60 %, or 50 % in less-favoured areas, of the — Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance
expenses relating to this increase. If the beneficiary is a premiums,
young farmer, his contribution shall be at least 55 % or
45 % respectively. — Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling,

4. Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums: — Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
cultural products,
— the amount of municipal co-financing is the difference
between the amount of co-financing of insurance — Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
premiums from the national budget and up to 50 % of sector.
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Economic sector(s) concerned: Agriculture — arable and live- 2010: EUR 83 800
stock farming
2011: EUR 83 900
— Aid is granted for investment in arable and livestock
farming, except for the breeding of warm-blooded horses,
poultry or rabbits. Aid is granted for breeding small rumi- 2012: EUR 84 000
nants in less-favoured areas.
2013: EUR 84 100
Name and address of granting authority:
Maximum aid intensity:
Občina Žalec
Ulica Savinjske čete 5 1. Investment in farms for primary production:
SLO-3310 Žalec

— up to 50 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas,


Web address:

http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200766&dhid=90878 — up to 40 % of eligible costs for investments in other


areas.

Other information: The measure concerning the payment of


insurance premiums to insure crops and fruit includes the The purpose of the aid is investment to restore farm features,
following adverse climatic events which can be assimilated to to purchase equipment used for agricultural production and
natural disasters: spring frost, hail, lightning, fire caused by light- to invest in permanent crops and pastures.
ning, storm and floods.
2. Conservation of traditional buildings:
The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation
(EC) No 1857/2006 relating to the measures to be adopted by — up to 100 % of the costs of investment for the conserva-
the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps tion of non-productive heritage features located on agri-
preceding the grant of aid, cumulation, transparency and moni- cultural holdings,
toring of aid).

— up to 75 % of eligible costs in less-favoured areas or


Signature of person responsible: areas under Article 36(a)(i), (ii) and (iii) of Regulation
(EC) No 1698/2005, defined as such by Member States
Lojze POSEDEL in accordance with Articles 50 and 94 of that Regu-
Mayor of the municipality of Žalec lation, and up to 60 % in other areas, provided that the
investment does not entail any increase in the production
capacity of the farm.

3. Payment of insurance premiums:

XA Number: XA 189/07 — the amount of municipal support is the difference


between the amount of co-financing of insurance
Member State: Republic of Slovenia premiums from the national budget and up to 50 % of
eligible costs of insurance premiums for insuring crops
and fruit against adverse climatic events and insuring
Region: Municipality of Lenart
livestock against the risk of death due to disease.

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi-


dual aid: Podpora programa pomoči razvoja podeželja v občini 4. Land reparcelling:
Lenart 2007-2013
— up to 100 % of actual costs incurred in legal and
Legal basis: Pravilnik o dodeljevanju državnih pomoči za administrative procedures.
programe kmetijstva v občini Lenart (Poglavje II)
5. Encouraging the production of quality agricultural products:
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company: — up to 100 % of the costs of market research activities,
product conception and design, including aid granted for
2007: EUR 83 500 the preparation of applications for recognition of geogra-
phical indications, designations of origin or certificates of
specific character in accordance with the relevant Com-
2008: EUR 83 600 munity regulations. The aid must be granted in the form
of subsidised services and must not involve direct
2009: EUR 83 700 payments of money to producers.
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6. Provision of technical support in the agricultural sector: — Article 12: Aid towards the payment of insurance
— up to 100 % of the costs concerning the education and premiums,
training of farmers, consultancy services and the organi- — Article 13: Aid for land reparcelling,
sation of forums, competitions, exhibitions and fairs, — Article 14: Aid to encourage the production of quality agri-
publications, catalogues and websites. The aid must be cultural products,
granted in the form of subsidised services and must not
involve direct payments of money to producers. — Article 15: Provision of technical support in the agricultural
sector.
Date of implementation: July 2007 (or the date on which the
Rules enter into force) Economic Sector(s) concerned: Agriculture — arable and live-
stock farming
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
31 December 2013 Name and address of granting authority: Občina Lenart, Trg
Osvoboditve 7, Lenart
Objective of the aid: To support SMEs
Web address:
Reference to Articles of Commission Regulation (EC)
No 1857/2006 and eligible costs: Chapter II of the draft Rules http://www.izit.si/muv/index.php?action=showIzdaja&year=2007
on granting State aid for rural development programmes in the &izdajaID=416
municipality of Lenart, which includes measures constituting Other information: The measure concerning the payment of
State aid in accordance with the following Articles of Commis- insurance premiums to insure crops and fruit includes the
sion Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on following adverse climatic events which can be assimilated to
the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid natural disasters: spring frost, hail, lightning, fire caused by light-
to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production ning, storm and floods.
of agricultural products and amending Regulation (EC)
No 70/2001 (OJ L 358, 16.12.2006, p. 3): The municipality's Rules meet the requirements of Regulation
(EC) No 1857/2006 relating to the measures to be adopted by
— Article 4: Investment in agricultural holdings, the municipality and the general provisions applicable (steps
— Article 5: Conservation of traditional landscapes and build- preceding the granting of aid, cumulation, transparency and
ings, monitoring of aid).