5.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 77/1


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

Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/C 77/01)

Date of adoption of the decision

7.12.2005

Reference number of the aid

N 395/05

Member State

Ireland

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Loan guarantees for social infrastructure schemes funded by the Housing Finance Agency (HFA)

Legal basis

Section 17 of the Housing (Miscellanous Provisions) Act 2002 in conjunction with Section 56 of the Housing Act 1966)

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Providing infrastructure elements ancillary to social housing

Form of aid

Guarantee and soft loan

Budget

The Minister for Finance may guarantee borrowings of the HFA up to EUR 6 000 million

Intensity

Duration (period)

Unlimited.

Economic sectors

Not sector specific.

Name and address of the granting authority

Department of Finance, Government Buildings

Dublin 2

Ireland

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Custom House

Dublin 1

Ireland

Other information

Commitments by Ireland:

moneys provided by the HFA to the local authorities will only be used for capital projects related to social housing and not for services;

moneys provided by the HFA to the local authorities will not be used to provide and or maintain shops or factories or offices except offices to accommodate the officials of the local authorities;

if an undertaking is granted specific rights to manage or use an infrastructural element financed by the scheme to run an economic activity, the HFA will ensure that the contract terms on which the local authority engages the undertaking to manage or use the facility will be market terms.

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

21.2.2007

Reference number of the aid

N 692/06

Member State

United Kingdom

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Large Combustion Plants National Emission Reduction Plan

Legal basis

2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, England and Wales — Statutory Instrument 2000 No 1973; Northern Ireland — Statutory Rule 2003 No 46; Scotland — Scottish Statutory Instrument 2000 No 323

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Environmental protection

Form of aid

Free allocation of tradable allowances

Budget

Intensity

Duration

1.1.2008-31.12.2015

Economic sectors

Large Combustion Plants

Name and address of the granting authority

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs, Ashdown House

123 Victoria Street

London SW 1E 6DE

United Kingdom

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/

Date of adoption of the decision

8.3.2007

Reference number of the aid

N 760/06

Member State

Spain

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Régimen de financiación para la exportación de buques

Legal basis

Real Decreto 442/1994, Art. 11-14

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Sectoral development

Form of aid

Soft loan

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 38 million

Intensity

Duration

1.1.2007-31.12.2008

Economic sectors

Shipbuilding

Name and address of the granting authority

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Other information

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

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/