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C 118/24 EN Official Journal of the European Union 15.5.

2008

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 EC Treaty to State
aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agricultural products and
amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001

(2008/C 118/10)

Aid No: XA 4/08 systems, and the cost of initial certification of quality assur-
ance and similar systems;
Member State: Italy
(c) the cost of compulsory control measures undertaken
Title of aid scheme: pursuant to national or Community legislation by or on
behalf of the competent authorities, unless Community
Aiuti di Stato alle Unioni nazionali riconosciute tra associazioni legislation requires enterprises to bear such costs;
di produttori agricoli e alle forme associate di organizzazioni di
produttori riconosciute, per la realizzazione di programmi di
attività a beneficio delle piccole e medie imprese associate attive (d) the cost of training personnel to apply schemes and systems
nella produzione di prodotti agricoli, volti alla realizzazione di as referred to in point (b) above;
sistemi per promuovere la produzione e la commercializzazione
di prodotti agricoli, ai sensi del regolamento (CE) n. 1857/2006 (e) general instruction and training;

Legal basis: (f) consultancy services provided by third parties, the cost of
services which are not continuous or periodic and which
Decreto legislativo 18 maggio 2001, n. 228, concernente l'or- are not related to the enterprise's usual operating expendi-
ientamento e la modernizzazione del settore agricolo, a norma ture;
della legge 7 marzo 2001, n. 57.
Legge 7 marzo 2003, n. 38, recante disposizioni in materia di (g) registration costs, travel expenses, publication costs, the cost
agricoltura, ed in particolare l'art. 1, lett. q), sulla costituzione e of hiring stands in connection with the organisation of and
il funzionamento di efficienti organizzazioni dei produttori e participation in competitions, exhibitions, trade fairs and
delle loro forme associate. forums to share knowledge between enterprises;

Decreto legislativo 27 maggio 2005 n. 102, sulla regolazione (h) the dissemination of scientific knowledge, information on
dei mercati agroalimentari, a norma dell'articolo 1, comma 2, the quality systems open to products from other countries,
lettera c), della legge 7 marzo 2003, n. 38 on generic products and on the nutritional benefit of
generic products and suggested uses for them, provided that
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme: The funds individual companies, brands and origins are not named;
for the 2008 financial year are approximately EUR 2,5 million
(i) publications such as catalogues or websites presenting
Maximum aid intensity: Government support may not exceed
factual information about producers from a given region or
80 % of costs incurred in respect of programmes of activities to
producers of a given product, provided the information and
benefit small and medium-sized enterprises active in the produc-
presentation is neutral and that all producers concerned
tion of agricultural products, as indicated in Article 1 of the
have equal opportunities to be presented in the publications
Decree

Date of implementation: The date of implementation will be Sector concerned: Small and medium-sized enterprises active
the date of publication of the Decree in the Official Gazette of in the production of agricultural products
the Italian Republic
Name and address of the granting authority:
Duration of scheme: Ministero delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali
Year 2008 Dipartimento delle filiere agricole e agroalimentari
Direzione generale della trasformazione agroalimentare e dei
Objective of aid: mercati
Ufficio TRAGR V
To enhance agricultural production, in accordance with Arti- Via XX Settembre, 20
cles 14 and 15 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006. I-00187 Roma

In particular, in accordance with Article 1(1) and (2) of Direc- Website:


torial Decree No 813/TRAV of 22 November 2007, aid may be
granted to support the following activities: http://www.politicheagricole.it, under ‘Settori Agroalimentari’ and
sub-section ‘Norme e documenti in evidenza’
(a) the cost of market research activities;
Salvatore PETROLI
(b) the cost of introducing and implementing quality assurance The Director-General
systems, systems for hazard analysis and critical control
points (HACCP), traceability systems, systems to ensure
compliance with marketing standards, environmental audit
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Aid No: XA 50/08 1. registration, space and stand rental, security, hosts and
participation fees;
Member State: Spain
2. publications related to the activity;
Region: Castilla y León (provincia de Salamanca)
3. travelling expenses.
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-
vidual aid:
B. For aid for carrying out studies, expenditure relating to:
Subvenciones dirigidas a las denominaciones de origen, indica-
ciones geográficas protegidas, asociaciones con marca de
garantía, asociaciones de vinos de calidad producidos en región 1. studies aimed at the conception and recognition of a
determinada de la provincia de Salamanca y a las entidades quality mark (denomination of origin, protected geogra-
asociativas que promuevan el reconocimiento de alguna de estas phical indication, guarantee mark or quality wine
figuras de calidad, anualidad 2008 produced in a specified region) of agricultural products
from the province of Salamanca;
Legal basis:
2. other studies aimed at improving the quality of agri-
Proyecto de bases reguladoras de la convocatoria de subven- cultural products from the province of Salamanca that
ciones dirigidas a a las denominaciones de origen, indicaciones already bear one of the quality marks listed in the
geográficas protegidas, asociaciones con marca de garantía, previous point.
asociaciones de vinos de calidad producidos en región determi-
nada de la provincia de Salamanca y a las entidades asociativas
C. For the promotion of food quality, expenditure relating to:
que promuevan el reconocimiento de alguna de estas figuras de
calidad, anualidad 2008
1. expenditure for attending fairs of national character:
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall space and stand rental, safety, hosts, participation fees,
amount of individual aid granted to the company: The travelling expenses and publications related to the
annual expenditure planned under the scheme for 2008 is activity;
EUR 60 000 (sixty thousand euros)
2. presentation of quality products at national and provin-
Maximum aid intensity: The maximum amount of the grant cial level: only the rental of the installations where the
may not exceed 50 % of the eligible expenditure or EUR 12 000 presentation is made, travelling expenses and publications
per applicant related to the activity may be subsidised;

Date of implementation: From the day following the publica- 3. publications such as catalogues or websites presenting
tion of the call for grant proposals in the Boletín Oficial de la information about producers from a given region or
Provincia de Salamanca producers of a given product, provided that this informa-
tion and the presentation are neutral and that all produ-
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until cers concerned are afforded the same opportunity to
31.12.2008 feature in the publications

Objective of aid:
Sector(s) concerned: Agri-food sector
This grant is aimed at encouraging the production and sale of
quality agricultural products from the province of Salamanca Name and address of the granting authority:
with a denomination of origin, protected geographical indica-
tion, guarantee mark or with the status of quality wines Excma. Diputación Provincial de Salamanca
produced in a specified region. C/ Felipe Espino no 1
E-37002 Salamanca
This aid scheme falls within the scope of Articles 14 and 15
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December Website:
2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to
State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the http://www.lasalina.es/areas/eh/Subvenciones2008/Proyectos-
production of agricultural products. Convocatorias/SubvDenominaciones.pdf
Participation in fairs organised by the Diputación or agri-food
fairs attended by the Diputación de Salamanca, carrying out Other information:
studies that promote the recognition of a quality mark or the
improvement of the quality of products that bear a quality mark This grant will be compatible with any other grant, aid,
and activities promoting food quality are considered as eligible resources or revenue for the subsidised activity that may be
activities. awarded by any national or European Union authority or public
or private body or international organisation. If the applicant
Eligible expenditure is taken to mean: has been awarded another grant — for the same purpose —
which is incompatible with that awarded by the Diputación,
A. For participation in fairs organised by the Diputación or in Article 33 of Royal Decree No 887/2006 of 21 July establishing
agri-food fairs attended by the Diputación de Salamanca, the Rules implementing the General Law on Subsidies shall
expenditure relating to: apply.
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However, in no case may the amount of subsidies awarded by Name and address of the authority granting the aid:
the Diputación be such a quantity that this amount, on its own Põllumajandusministeerium
or together with other grants, aid, revenue or resources, exceeds Lai 39/41
the cost of the subsidised activity. EE-Tallinn
Likewise, the grant will be incompatible with any other grant,
aid, resource or revenue for the subsidised activity that is Website: http://www.agri.ee/?id=26782
awarded by the Diputación de Salamanca — either by a direct
award procedure or by a competitive procedure — which could
result in coinciding eligible expenditure.

Salamanca, 20 December 2007.

Isabel JIMÉNEZ GARCÍA


President of the Diputación de Salamanca
Aid No: XA 66/08

Member State: Italy

Region: Sardegna

Title of aid scheme:


Aid No: XA 65/08 Legge 488/99 art. 59 — Finanziamenti per lo sviluppo dell'agri-
coltura biologica. Decreti MiPAAF n. 92725 del 29 dicembre
Member State: Estonia 2003 e n. 91024 del 2 luglio 2004. «Programma di sviluppo
dell'agricoltura biologica Regione Sardegna». Bilancio 2007.
Region: Estonia Importo 767 411,86 EUR

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving indivi- Legal basis:


dual aid:
Legge 488/99 art. 59 — Finanziamenti per lo sviluppo dell'agri-
coltura biologica. Decreti MiPAAF n. 92725 del 29 dicembre
Põllumajandusliku nõuandesüsteemi korraldamine ja arenda-
2003 e n. 91024 del 2 luglio 2004.
mine
Deliberazione della Giunta regionale n. 39/8 del 3 ottobre 2007
Legal basis: recante Legge 488/99 art. 59 — Finanziamenti per lo sviluppo
dell'agricoltura biologica. Decreti MiPAAF n. 92725 del 29
Euroopa Liidu ühise põllumajanduspoliitika rakendamise dicembre 2003 e n. 91024 del 2 luglio 2004. Approvazione e
seaduse § 54 del programma di spesa per l'attuazione del «Programma di
sviluppo dell'agricoltura biologica». Bilancio 2007 UPB
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall S06.04.011 Cap. SC06.1058 — c.d.r. 00.060103 AS. Importo
amount of individual aid granted to the company: 767 411,86 EUR

Planned overall expenditure of up to EUR 330 000 Planned annual expenditure under the scheme: The total
planned expenditure for 2007 is EUR 767 411,86
Maximum aid intensity: 100 %
Maximum aid intensity: 100 % of costs actually incurred by
Date of implementation: 30.1.2008 the agency, LAORE, for technical assistance to organic farmers

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: Until Date of implementation: From the date on which the exemp-
31.12.2008 tion number for the aid is published on the website of the
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. The
Objective of aid: costs of technical assistance provided as from this date will be
deemed eligible
provision of technical support for agricultural producers.
Duration of scheme: 3 years
Aid will be granted in accordance with Article 15. The eligible
costs are in accordance with Article 15(2), points (a), (c) and (f) Objective of aid: The aim of the aid is to provide undertakings
(training of farm workers, consultancy services provided by with a range of services and consumers with information which,
third parties, and publications such as catalogues or websites in addition to and in synergy with the measures for organic
presenting information on the farm advisory system). producers in the 2007-2013 rural development programme,
will help to forge a clear identity for organic production and
The aid is to be granted in the form of subsidised services and lead to the emergence of a genuine organic sector.
does not involve direct payments to producers
The aid for the costs of providing technical assistance to organic
Sector(s) concerned: Agricultural producers farmers is granted pursuant to Article 15 of the Regulation
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Sector(s) concerned: Organic production Objective of aid: To promote the reparcelling of land. Refer-
ence to Community legislation: Article 13 of Regulation (EC)
Name and address of the granting authority: No 1857/2006
Regione Autonoma della Sardegna — Assessorato dell'agricol-
Sector(s) concerned: Livestock (cattle, sheep and goats,
tura e riforma agro-pastorale
poultry and rabbits, small traditional pig holdings, horses and
Via Pessagno, 4
other small-scale livestock holdings), fruit (apples, pears, nuts,
I-09125 Cagliari
small fruit and other traditional fruit, with a particular focus on
traditional forms of cultivation that are in danger of dying out),
Website: wine, fodder crops, cereals, vegetables, medicinal plants, floricul-
http://www.regione.sardegna.it/regione/giunta/delibere.html ture, bee-keeping and other animal and crop sectors deemed
eligible
(click on ‘2007’, ‘ottobre’ and then, on the calendar on the right,
on 3 October) Name and address of the granting authority:
Regione autonoma Valle d'Aosta
Further information: Assessorato agricoltura e risorse naturali
Dipartimento agricoltura
Laore is the agency responsible in Sardinia for the implementa- Loc. Grande Charrière, 66
tion of programmes and for rural development in agriculture. I-11020 Saint-Christophe (Aosta)
The agency promotes the integrated development of rural areas
and the environmental compatibility of farming activity, empha- Website:
sising multifunctional farming, local specificities, quality produc-
tion and competitiveness. http://www.regione.vda.it/gestione/sezioni_web/allegato.asp?
pk_allegato=1247
Laore provides technical assistance and agricultural extension
services to farmers. Its institutional remit and activities are Emanuele DUPONT
governed by its founding law (Law No 13 of 8 August 2006) Coordinator, Agriculture Department
and Articles of association
Stefania MANCA
Director of Production Services

Aid No: XA 121/08

Member State: United Kingdom

Region: Scotland
Aid No: XA 67/08
Title of Aid scheme or name of company receiving an indi-
Member State: Italy vidual aid:

Region: Regione autonoma Valle d'Aosta Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme

Title of aid scheme: Ricomposizione fondiaria Legal basis:


Bute Conservation Trust — The Companies Act 1985
Legal basis:
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall
Art. 52 del Titolo III (disciplina degli interventi regionali in amount of individual aid granted to the company:
materia di agricoltura e di sviluppo rurale. Modificazioni alle
leggi regionali 16 novembre 1999, n. 36, e 28 aprile 2003, n. July 2008-March 2009: GBP 546 800
18) della legge regionale 12 dicembre 2007, n. 32 «Disposizioni
per la formazione del bilancio annuale e pluriennale della April 2009-March 2010: GBP 477 850
Regione autonoma Valle d'Aosta (Legge finanziaria per gli anni
2008/2010). Modificazioni di leggi regionali» April 2010-March 2011: GBP 668 850

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme: April 2011-March 2012: GBP 428 500
EUR 0,4 million
Maximum aid intensity:
Maximum aid intensity: 100 % of the legal and administrative The aid intensity is for technical support measure which will be
costs, including those for carrying out surveys up to 100 % in accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EC)
No 1857/2006.
Date of implementation: The day following that of the
Commission's formal notice, with an identification number, that The maximum aid intensity for the capital works will be up to
it has received the summary 100 % where a grant is awarded for the conservation of
non-productive heritage features. However, the maximum rate
Duration of scheme: Under the scheme, aid may be granted of grant will be reduced in line with the rates set out in Article 5
until 31 December 2013 and for six months thereafter of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 where the aid is productive
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Date of implementation: The statutory body responsible for the scheme is:
The scheme will start on 1.7.2008 Bute Conservation Trust
Duration of scheme or individual aid award: The scheme The organisation operating the scheme is:
will begin on 1.7.2008. It will close on the 30.6.2012. The last Bute Conservation Trust
payment will be made by 30.9.2012 www.discover-bute.com
Objective of aid: To conserve and to enhance the landscape Website:
character of the Isle of Bute. To preserve and to improve access
http://www.discover-bute.com/articles.html
to the natural and built heritage. To encourage existing and new
audiences to visit Bute to improve the economy of the island Alternatively, you can go to the UK's central website for
exempted agricultural State aids at:
Sector(s) concerned: The scheme applies to production of
agricultural products http://defraweb/farm/policy/state-aid/setup/exist-exempt.htm
Check on the link Discover Bute
Name and address of the granting authority:
Other information:
Bute Conservation Trust
Eaglesham House Further and more detailed information relating to eligibility and
Rothesay rules for the scheme can be found in the web links above.
Isle of Bute PA20 9HQ Signed and dated on behalf of the Department for Environment,
United Kingdom Food and Rural Affairs (UK competent authority)