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2010 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 123/3

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission
Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 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
(2010/C 123/03)

Aid No: XA 298/09 — Článok 2 ods. 4 zákona č. 194/1998 Z. z. o šľachtení a


plemenitbe hospodárskych zvierat a o zmene a doplnení
zákona č. 455/1991 Zb. o živnostenskom podnikaní
Member State: Slovak Republic (živnostenský zákon) v znení neskorších predpisov (ďalej
len „zákon č. 194/1998“),

Region: All regions of the Slovak Republic, i.e. Bratislavský kraj, — Článok 6 zákona č. 83/1990 Zb. o združovaní občanov v
Západné Slovensko, Stredné Slovensko and Východné znení neskorších predpisov (ďalej len „zákon č. 83/1990“).
Slovensko

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall


Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­ amount of individual aid granted to the company:
vidual aid: Schéma štátnej pomoci na zabezpečenie účasti
chovateľov a pestovateľov na výstavách v znení Dodatku č. 1
The overall planned budget for granting aid for 2010 is
EUR 663 878 (SKK 20 000 000).
Legal basis:

The overall planned budget for granting aid over the period
2009-2013 is EUR 3 319 391 (SKK 100 000 000).
— Článok 2 nariadenia vlády SR č. 264/2009 Z. z. o
podporných opatreniach v pôdohospodárstve v znení
neskorších predpisov (ďalej len „nariadenie vlády SR č.
Maximum aid intensity: Aid may be granted for up to 100 %
264/2009 Z. z.“),
of the eligible costs of participation in a fair, up to the amount
of the grant awarded to the legal person per livestock or arable
farmer.
— zákon č. 231/1999 Z. z. o štátnej pomoci v znení
neskorších predpisov (ďalej len „zákon o štátnej pomoci“),
Date of implementation: February 2010

— Article 15(2)(d) and Article 18 of Commission Regulation


(EC) No 1857/2006 on the application of Articles 87 and Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized 31 December 2013
enterprises active in the production of agricultural products
and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 (hereinafter the
‘Commission Regulation’), Objective of aid: The purpose of granting aid is to help
livestock and arable farmers take part in livestock and arable
crop fairs approved by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak
— Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008 of Republic in the calendar year in question.
6 August 2008 declaring certain categories of aid
compatible with the common market in application of
Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty (General Block Sector(s) concerned:
Exemption Regulation) (hereinafter ‘Commission Regulation
(EC) No 800/2008’),
Primary production of agricultural products listed in Annex I to
the EC Treaty.
— Annex I to the Treaty establishing the European
Community, Section A — Agriculture, forestry and fishing

— Zákon č. 513/1991 Zb. v znení neskorších predpisov Division 01 — Crop and animal production, hunting and
(Obchodný zákonník), related service activities
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Name and address of the granting authority: Legal basis:

Aid granted by:


— Articles 1511-1 et suivants du code général des collectivités
Ministerstvo pôdohospodárstva SR (hereinafter ‘the ministry’) territoriales,
Dobrovičova 12
812 66 Bratislava
SLOVENSKO/SLOVAKIA — Délibération du Conseil général du Loiret en date du 11 juin
Tel. +421 259266111 2008.
Website: http://www.land.gov.sk/sk/index.php?navID=
161&id=592
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
Scheme implemented by: amount of individual aid granted to the company:
EUR 30 000
Pôdohospodárska platobná agentúra (hereinafter ‘the paying
agency’)
Dobrovičova 12 Maximum aid intensity: 80 % maximum of expenditure
815 26 Bratislava
SLOVENSKO/SLOVAKIA
Tel. +421 259266111 Date of implementation: From the date of publication of the
Website: http://www.apa.sk/index.php?navID=27 registration number of the exemption request on the website of
the Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural
Website: — Development.

Other information:
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
The legal basis for an existing State aid scheme to ensure 31 December 2013
participation by livestock and arable farmers in fairs (XA
125/08) has been modified: in 2010 State aid is to be
granted pursuant to Government Regulation No 264/2009 on Objective of aid:
agricultural support measures (Nariadenia vlády SR č. 264/2009
Z. z. o podporných opatreniach v pôdohospodárstve), as amended.
The aim is to fund technical assistance services. The objective of
Under the original scheme, registered under number XA
this scheme is to encourage producers of specialised crops to
125/08, State aid was granted only until the end of 2009.
call upon advisory services to help them develop new areas of
The new scheme replaces the original scheme and provides
competence, with the aim of developing the competitiveness,
for aid to be granted after 1 January 2010.
attractiveness and added value of enterprises operating in this
Payments made under the new scheme will meet the conditions sector. The Department will contribute to funding business
specified in Article 15(2)(d) of Commission Regulation (EC) No audits, techno-economic studies carried out by external
1857/2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the contractors and also commercial strategy studies to enable
Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active producers to evolve and adapt to markets that are constantly
in the production of agricultural products and amending Regu­ evolving.
lation (EC) No 70/2001.

Agreed: Alexander ČARNÝ Eligible expenditure will be capped at EUR 20 000.


riaditeľ odboru štátnej pomoci a národných podpôr
Ministerstvo pôdohospodárstva SR In accordance with Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No
1857/2006, the aid shall be granted in kind by means of
subsidised services. The aid shall not involve direct payments
of money to producers and, in accordance with point 4 of the
Regulation, will be accessible to all producers whether or not
they are members of producer organisations or other structures.
Aid No: XA 300/09

Furthermore, aid will be paid exclusively to:


Member State: France

— farms whose size does not exceed that of an SME as defined


Region: Département du Loiret in EU legislation (cf. Annex I to Commission Regulation
(EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 (OJ L 214, 9.8.2008)),

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­


vidual aid: Aides au conseil pour les cultures spécialisées dans — farms that are enterprises active in the primary production
le Loiret (assistance technique) of agricultural products,
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— farms that are not enterprises in difficulty within the Objective of aid:
meaning of the Community guidelines on State aid for
the rescue and restructuring of companies in difficulty
(OJ C 244, 1.10.2004). To fund technical assistance aimed at reducing the energy costs
of glasshouse productions. This aid is intended to pay for
technical and economic studies, thermal diagnostics and feasi­
Sector(s) concerned: This scheme is intended for producers of bility studies on the use of renewable energy sources.
specialised crops.

In accordance with Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No


Name and address of the granting authority:
1857/2006, the aid will be granted in kind in the form of
subsidised services and will not involve any direct payments
Conseil général du Loiret of money to producers. In accordance with Article 15(4),
15 rue Eugène Vignat technical assistance will be available to all producers, whether
45000 Orléans or not they are members of producer groups or other organi­
FRANCE sations.

Website: Aid will be paid exclusively to:

http://www.loiret.com/cgloiret/index.php?page=display&class= — farms whose size does not exceed that of an SME as defined
guide_des_aides&object=dae_evld_a29&method=display_ in EU legislation (cf. Annex I to Commission Regulation
full&objectTheme=rubrique_guide_des_aides3f78582d8377f (EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 (OJ L 214, 9.8.2008)),

Other information: —
— farms that are enterprises active in the primary production
of agricultural products,

— farms that are not enterprises in difficulty within the


meaning of the Community guidelines on State aid for
Aid No: XA 301/09 the rescue and restructuring of companies in difficulty
(OJ C 244, 1.10.2004).
Member State: France
Sector(s) concerned: Glasshouse agriculture
Region: Département du Loiret
Name and address of the granting authority:
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
vidual aid: Aides à la maîtrise de la dépense énergétique en
production sous serre dans le Loiret (assistance technique) Conseil général du Loiret
15 rue Eugène Vignat
Legal basis: 45000 Orléans
FRANCE

— Articles 1511-1 et suivants du code général des collectivités


territoriales, Website:

— Délibération du Conseil général du Loiret en date du 11 juin http://www.loiret.com/cgloiret/index.php?page=display&class=


2008. guide_des_aides&object=dae_evld_a24&method=display_
full&objectTheme=rubrique_guide_des_aides3f78582d8377f
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company: Other information: —
EUR 7 200

Maximum aid intensity: Total aid, including any aid from


other sources, may not exceed 80 % of expenditure.

Date of implementation: From the date on which the identi­


fication number of the exemption request is published on the Aid No: XA 303/09
website of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture
and Rural Development.
Member State: France
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
31 December 2013 Region: Département du Loiret
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Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­ Furthermore, aid will be paid exclusively to:
vidual aid: Aides à l’optimisation des conditions de travail en
élevage dans le Loiret (assistance technique)
— farms whose size does not exceed that of an SME as defined
in EU legislation (cf. Annex I to Commission Regulation
(EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 (OJ L 214, 9.8.2008)),
Legal basis:

— farms that are enterprises active in the primary production


of agricultural products,
— Articles 1511-1 et suivants du code général des collectivités
territoriales,
— farms that are not enterprises in difficulty within the
meaning of the Community guidelines on State aid for
— Délibération du Conseil général du Loiret en date du 11 juin the rescue and restructuring of companies in difficulty
2008. (OJ C 244, 1.10.2004).

Sector(s) concerned: Livestock sector


Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
EUR 39 500 Name and address of the granting authority:

Conseil général du Loiret


Maximum aid intensity: 80 % 15 rue Eugène Vignat
45000 Orléans
FRANCE
Date of implementation: From the date of publication of the
registration number of the exemption request on the website of Website:
the Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural
Development.
http://www.loiret.com/cgloiret/index.php?page=display&class=
guide_des_aides&object=dae_evld_a10&method=display_
full&objectTheme=rubrique_guide_des_aides3f78582d8377f
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until
31 December 2013
Other information: —

Objective of aid:

This technical assistance scheme comes under the scope of


Article 15(2) of the Agricultural Exemption Regulation. It
provides advice intended to improve livestock farmers’ quality Aid No: XA 304/09
of life. The aid provided is intended to pay for one day of
evaluation and two days of on-the-spot coaching per farm, so
as to identify the farm's problems and suggest solutions in areas Member State: France
as diverse as how work is organised, human resources, sanitary
aspects, whether the optimal equipment is being used, etc.
Region: Département du Loiret

The objective is to prompt aid beneficiaries to ask themselves Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi­
the right questions regarding their daily working practices and vidual aid: Aides à la production d’énergie renouvelable dans le
safeguard farmers’ wellbeing by resolving any malfunctions, so Loiret (assistance technique)
as to improve working conditions in the livestock sector.
Eligible expenditure will be capped at EUR 2 000.
Legal basis:

In accordance with Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No — Article 1511-1 et suivants du code général des collectivités
1857/2006, the aid shall be granted in kind by means of territoriales,
subsidised services. Aid will be accessible to all producers
whether or not they are members of producer organisations
or other structures, in accordance with point 4 of the Regu­ — Délibération du Conseil général du Loiret en date du 11 juin
lation. 2008.
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Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall Furthermore, aid will be paid exclusively to:
amount of individual aid granted to the company:
EUR 20 000
— farms whose size does not exceed that of an SME as defined
Maximum aid intensity: 40 % in EU legislation (cf. Annex I to Commission Regulation
(EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 (OJ L 214, 9.8.2008)),
Date of implementation: From the date of publication of the
registration number of the exemption request on the website of
the Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural — farms that are enterprises active in the primary production
Development. of agricultural products,

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until


31 December 2013 — farms that are not enterprises in difficulty within the
meaning of the Community guidelines on State aid for
the rescue and restructuring of companies in difficulty
Objective of aid: (OJ C 244, 1.10.2004).

This aid scheme is intended to fund technical assistance to


promote the establishment of the first renewable energy Sector(s) concerned: This scheme covers all farms.
producer units so as to test and popularise the procedures.
Funding will be provided for diagnostics and technico-
economic, interest and feasibility studies for enterprises Name and address of the granting authority:
wishing to use renewable energy sources. Studies dealing
directly with a single renewable energy source are eligible, as
are comparative studies aimed at identifying the most appro­
priate source given the specific enterprise's internal and external Conseil général du Loiret
criteria. The projects targeted under this scheme concern 15 rue Eugène Vignat
adopting methanisation, photovoltaic panels, wind energy and 45000 Orléans
geothermal energy. FRANCE

Eligible expenditure will be capped at EUR 50 000.


Website:

In accordance with Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No


1857/2006, the aid shall be granted in kind by means of http://www.loiret.com/cgloiret/index.php?page=display&class=
subsidised services and must not involve direct payments of guide_des_aides&object=dae_evld_a26&method=display_
money to producers. Aid will be accessible to all producers full&objectTheme=rubrique_guide_des_aides3f78582d8377f
whether or not they are members of producer organisations
or other structures, in accordance with point 4 of the Regu­
lation. Other information: —