11.4.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 87/2


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

Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(2006/C 87/02)

(Text with EEA relevance)

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: Czech Republic

Aid No: CZ 45/2004 and CZ 110/2004

Title: Czech Coal industry 2003 — 2007

Objective: Security of energy supply through coal production

Legal basis: Usnesení vlády č. 395 ze dne 23. dubna 2003

Budget: 2,2 billion CZK (EUR 74 million)

Aid intensity or amount: 2,2 billion CZK (EUR 74 million)

Duration: 5 years

Other information: Annual report. Report for 2004 due on 31 December 2005.

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

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Date of adoption:

Member State: Germany (Bavaria)

Aid No: N 19/2004

Title: Aid scheme to support of R&D projects in the field of biomass

Objective: Research and development

Legal basis: Verwaltungsvorschriften zu § 44 Bundeshaushaltsordnung

Budget: EUR 28,9 million until 2009

Intensity or amount: Up to 100 % for fundamental research; up to 60 % for industrial research and up to 35 % for pre-competitive development; up to 100 % for R&D aid concerning products listed in Annex I of the EC Treaty

Duration: Until 31.12.2009

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption:

Member States: Poland

Aid No: N 28/2006

Title: Aid to Przedsiębiorstwo Projektowania i Dostaw Transportu Technologicznego i Składowania ‘Techmatrans’ S.A.; loan

Objective: Rescue

Legal basis: Ustawa z dnia 30 sierpnia 1996 r. o komercjalizacji i prywatyzacji — art. 56 ust. 1 pkt 2 oraz art. 56 ust. 5

Duration: 6 months

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

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Date of adoption:

Member State: Germany (Lower Saxony)

Aid No: N 41/04

Title: R&D Programme ‘Innovation Support Programme’

Objective: To support R&D projects in Lower Saxony

Legal basis: § 44 Landeshaushaltsordnung des Landes Niedersachsen

Budget: EUR 30 million per year

Intensity or amount: for industrial research: max. 50 %;

for pre-competitive development: max. 25 %;

plus additional 10 %-points for SMEs;

plus additional 10 %-points regional bonus;

plus additional 10 %-points pursuant to point 5.10.4. a), b) or c) R&D-framework;

altogether, including bonuses, not exceeding 75 % for industrial research and 50 % for pre-competitive development

Duration: until 31.12.2008

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption:

Member State: Spain (Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Aid No: N 73/2004

Title: Aid for Technological Innovation in the Aerospace Sector. Modification of the existing State Aid Scheme N 48/03

Objective: Granting aid to firms for R&D activities in order to develop the technological innovation in the aerospace sector in the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid

Legal basis: Orden de la Consejería de Economía e Innovación Tecnológica por la que se regula la concesión de ayudas cofinanciadas por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional para el fomento de la innovación tecnológica en el sector aeroespacial de la Comunidad de Madrid

Budget: 12 million EUR/year

Intensity or amount: 50 % for industrial research projects; 25 % for precompetitive development activities; 75 % for viability studies previous to industrial research projects; 50 % for viability studies previous to precompetitive development activities

The application of the following bonuses is foreseen: 10 points for SMEs; 5 points for assisted areas following article 87.3 (c) TEC; 15 point when the project falls within the objectives of a Framework Programme (this bonus can go up to 25 points when cross-border co-operation is involved); 10 points in case of cross-border co-operation or co-operation between firms and public research institutes or large dissemination of the research's results

Duration: Four years (2003-2006)

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption:

Member State: Spain

Aid No: N 91/2004

Title: R&D projects developed in Scientific and Technological Parks

Objective: Reinforcing the structures that boost the interrelation between the R&D sector and the productive sector

Legal basis: Proyecto de Orden Ministerial de … de 2004, por la que se establecen las bases reguladoras para la concesión de ayudas del Plan I+D+I para proyectos de I+D realizados en Parques Científicos y Tecnológicos

Budget: Around EUR 78 million per year

Intensity or amount: 50 % for industrial research projects; 75 % for viability studies previous to industrial research projects; 50 % for viability studies previous to precompetitive development projects; 25 % for precompetitive development projects

A bonus of 10 percentage points is foreseen for R&D projects developed by SMEs

No bonuses are foreseen for projects developed in regions assisted under article 87(3)(a) or (c) of the EC Treaty

Duration: 2004 — 2007

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: Sweden

Aid No: N 187/2004

Title: Excise duty exemption for biofuels

Objective: Environmental aid

Legal basis: Lagen 1994:1776 om skatt på energi

Amount: EUR 16,5 million

Duration: 1 January 2004 — 31 December 2008

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption:

Member State: Spain (Basque Country)

Aid No: N 234/2003

Title: ‘Ayudas para apoyar la realización de actividades de desarrollo tecnológico e innovación (2005 — 2010)’

Objective: The scheme aims at granting aid to promote the research, development and technological innovation activities by facilitating financial support to carry out technological development and innovation projects

Legal basis: «Decreto 121/2000, de 27 de junio, y su modificación por Decreto 279/2000, de 27 de diciembre, que desarrollan normativamente el grueso de las líneas estratégicas definidas tanto en el Plan Interinstitucional de Promoción Económica 2000-2003 como en el Plan de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 2001-2004, modificado por el Decreto 222/2002, de 1 de octubre, por el que se establecen distintas líneas de ayuda con fines de Promoción Económica y de impulso de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación» y «Proyecto de Orden de los Consejeros de Industria, Comercio y Turismo y de (…) por la que se regula el programa de apoyo a la realización de proyectos de desarrollo tecnológico e innovación».

Budget: EUR 9 million per year

Intensity or amount: Up to 45 % of the eligible costs of the R&D projects. Up to 20 % of the investment in innovation

Duration: 1.1.2005 — 31.12.2010

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption:

Aid No: N 304/2005

Member State: Austria [Oberösterreich]

Title: Geplante Ausbildungsbeihilfen für das Projekt ‘Dieselproduktion Neu (2005-2010)’ der BMW Motoren GmbH

Objective: Training (Limited to motor vehicles)

Legal basis: Richtlinie für die Gewährung von Beihilfen gemäß §51a Arbeitsmarktförderungsgesetz

Allgemeine Förderungsrichtlinie des Landes Oberösterreich

Budget: Annual expenditure planned: EUR 1,62 million

Overall aid amount granted: EUR 7,32 million

Maximum aid intensity: 54,9 %, 29,9 %

Duration: 2006 — 2010

Other information: Individual aid — Direct grant

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption:

Member State: Sweden

Case number: N 369/2005

Title: ‘Investment aid for the conversion from direct-acting electro heat in dwelling houses’

Objective: Energy saving and conversion into renewable energy sources

Legal basis: Förordning (2005:XX) om investeringsstöd för konvertering av direktverkande elvärme i bostadshus

Budget: In total: SEK 1 500 million (ca. EUR 158 million)

Per year: SEK 300 million (ca. EUR 32 million)

Intensity or amount: 30 %

Duration: 1.1.2006 — 31.12.2010

Other information: Annual report

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: Czech Republic

Aid No: N 400/2004

Title: Contribution to mitigate the consequences of the reorganisation of the Czech railways (České Dráhy and Spravá železniční dopravní cesty)

Objective: Social measure for former railway employees who lost their job during the restructuring process and who are in a difficult social situation

Legal basis: Nařízení vlády č. 322/2002 Sb. a návrh na prodloužení tohoto nařízení

Budget: CZK 1860 million

Aid intensity or amount: This measure does not constitute aid

Duration: 2005 — 2008

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: Italy (Lazio)

Aid No: N 450/2003

Title: Support to research and development of new drugs and of new therapeutic indications of existing drugs

Objective: R&D in the pharmaceutical sector

Legal basis: Legge regionale n. 20 del 22 luglio 2002 e regolamento attuativo

Budget: EUR 1,5 million for the first year, max. EUR 8 million per year

Aid intensity or amount: 25 % for industrial research, 10 % for pre-competitive development; 10 % increase for SMEs

Duration: 5 years

Other information: obligation by the Member State to provide the Commission with a report

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: Poland

Aid No: N 571/2004

Title: Restructuring plan Polish Coal industry 2004-2010

Objective: Security of energy supply through coal production

Legal basis:

1.

Program „Restrukturyzacja górnictwa węgla kamiennego w latach 2004-2006 oraz strategia na lata 2007-2010” przyjęty przez Radę Ministrów w dniu 27 kwietnia 2004 r.

2.

„Plan dostępu do zasobów węgla kamiennego w latach 2004-2006 oraz plan zamknięcia kopalń w latach 2004-2007” przyjęty przez Radę Ministrów w dniu 7 września 2004 r.

3.

Ustawa z dnia 28 listopada 2003 r. o restrukturyzacji górnictwa węgla kamiennego w latach 2003-2006 (Dz.U. nr 210, poz. 2037).

4.

Rozporządzenie Ministra Gospodarki, Pracy i Polityki Społecznej z dnia 11 lutego 2004 r. w sprawie dotacji na restrukturyzację zatrudnienia w przedsiębiorstwach górniczych, szczegółowych zasad przyznawania i wypłacania ekwiwalentu pieniężnego z tytułu prawa do bezpłatnego węgla oraz refundowania kosztów deputatu węglowego w naturze i rent wyrównawczych (Dz.U. nr 25, poz. 223).

5.

Rozporządzenie Ministra Gospodarki, Pracy i Polityki Społecznej z dnia 11 lutego 2004 r. w sprawie pożyczek dla pracowników przedsiębiorstw górniczych zatrudnionych na powierzchni na podjęcie działalności gospodarczej (Dz.U. nr 25, poz. 222).

6.

Rozporządzenie Ministra Gospodarki, Pracy i Polityki Społecznej z dnia 28 stycznia 2004 r. w sprawie dotacji na finansowanie likwidacji kopalń (Dz.U. nr 18, poz. 171).

7.

Ustawa z dnia 30 sierpnia 2002 r. o restrukturyzacji niektórych należności publicznoprawnych od przedsiębiorców (Dz.U. nr 155, poz. 1287 ze zmianami).

8.

Ustawa z dnia 30 października 2002 r. o pomocy publicznej dla przedsiębiorców o szczególnym znaczeniu dla rynku pracy (Dz.U nr 213. poz. 1800 ze zmianami).

9.

Ustawa z dnia 29 sierpnia 1997 r. Ordynacja podatkowa (Dz.U. nr 137, poz. 926 ze zmianami).

10.

Ustawa z dnia 13 października 1998 r. o systemie ubezpieczeń społecznych (Dz.U. nr 137, poz. 887 ze zmianami).

11.

Ustawa z dnia 1 grudnia 1995 r. o wpłatach z zysku przez jednoosobowe spółki Skarbu Państwa (Dz.U. nr 154, poz. 792).

12.

Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 17 lutego 2004 r. w sprawie warunków i trybu sprzedaży wierzytelności Skarbu Państwa z tytułu udzielonych poręczeń i gwarancji, zamiany tych wierzytelności na akcje (udziały), rozłożenia ich spłaty na raty oraz umorzenia wierzytelności w całości lub w części (Dz.U. nr 26, poz. 230).

13.

Ustawa budżetowa na rok 2004 (Dz.U. nr 17, poz. 137) oraz na lata 2005 i 2006

Aid intensity or amount: Thousand PLN 6 232 725,94 (2004-2006)

Duration: 7 years (restructuring plan), 3 years (annual aid for the years 2004 to 2006)

Other information: annual notification for the years 2007 to 2010, and annual report. Report for 2004 due on 31 December 2005

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: France — Réunion

Aid No: N 607/2004

Title: Individual social aid scheme under Article 87(2)(a) of the Treaty introduced for certain categories of passenger on air services between Réunion and mainland France

Objective: To promote the opening-up of Réunion by introducing a social aid scheme for certain categories of passenger and for residents of the island and thereby combat handicaps connected with its insular nature — Air transport

Legal basis: Article 60 de la loi no 2003-660 du 21.7.2003 de programme pour l'outre-mer; décret no 2004-100 du 30.1.2004 relatif à la dotation de continuité territoriale; arrêté du 2.2.2004 fixant la répartition de la dotation de continuité territoriale; délibérations no DAE/20040019 du 29 juin 2004 de l'assemblée plénière du conseil régional de la Réunion portant dispositif de continuité territoriale et no DAE/2004-0679 du 14 septembre 2004 de la commission permanente du conseil régional de la Réunion portant modalités pratiques de gestion du dispositif de continuité territoriale

Budget: EUR 8,1 million for 2005

Aid intensity or amount: 30 %

Duration: The scheme is set up on an experimental basis for one year

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

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Date of adoption:

Member State: Spain

Aid No: NN 30/2004

Title: Illegal prolongation of aid scheme N 630/2001. Aid to the capitalization of technology based enterprises

Objective: Risk capital aid

Legal basis: Real Decreto 1002/2003, de 25 de julio, por el que se modifica el Real Decreto 601/2002, de 20 de junio, por el que se regulan las bases y régimen de funcionamiento de la línea de apoyo a la capitalización de empresas de base tecnológica y se realiza la convocatoria de ayudas a que se refiere dicha línea

Budget: 72,12 million EUR

Duration: Until 30 September 2003

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/sgb/state_aids/