23.7.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 193/20


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1187/2005

of 22 July 2005

amending Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 concerning the selection of returning holdings for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation No 79/65/EEC of 15 June 1965 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Economic Community (1), and in particular Article 4(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 2 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 (2) fixes per Member State the threshold of economic size of returning holdings falling within the field of survey of the farm accountancy data network.

(2)

In the case of Germany, structural changes have lead to a decrease in the number of the smallest holdings and in their contribution to the total output of agriculture. This has made their use for a survey covering the most relevant part of the agricultural activity no longer necessary. It is therefore indicated to raise the threshold from 8 ESU to 16 ESU.

(3)

In the case of Cyprus, the threshold set initially to 1 ESU should be raised to 2 ESU, because the holdings with an economic size smaller than 2 ESU represent only 7 % of the total standard gross margin. The most relevant part of the agricultural activity can therefore be covered with a threshold excluding the smaller holdings.

(4)

The number of returning holdings per Member State to be selected by division is fixed in Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82. In the case of Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal and Finland, the number of returning holdings has remained the same for a long time despite the significant reduction in the number of holdings. The reduction has been accompanied by an increase in the uniformity of the holdings, which is such that it enables satisfactory representation to be achieved on the basis of a smaller sample than the current one. Due to this structural change the number of returning holdings to be selected in Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal and Finland can be reduced. However, for some divisions in Spain and Italy that number should be increased as a result of improved statistical methodologies used for the selection.

(5)

The number of returning holdings in Malta should be revised based on new information concerning its agricultural structure.

(6)

Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Community Committee for the Farm Accountancy Data Network,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 is amended as follows:

1.

Article 2 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 2

For the 2006 accounting year (a period of 12 consecutive months beginning between 1 January 2006 and 1 July 2006) and for subsequent accounting years, the threshold as referred to in Article 4 of Regulation No 79/65/EEC in ESU shall be as follows:

Belgium: 16 ESU

Czech Republic: 4 ESU

Denmark: 8 ESU

Germany: 16 ESU

Estonia: 2 ESU

Greece: 2 ESU

Spain: 2 ESU

France: 8 ESU

Ireland: 2 ESU

Italy: 4 ESU

Cyprus: 2 ESU

Latvia: 2 ESU

Lithuania: 2 ESU

Luxembourg: 8 ESU

Hungary: 2 ESU

Malta: 8 ESU

Netherlands: 16 ESU

Austria: 8 ESU

Poland: 2 ESU

Portugal: 2 ESU

Slovenia: 2 ESU

Slovakia: 6 ESU

Finland: 8 ESU

Sweden 8 ESU

United Kingdom (with the exception of Northern Ireland): 16 ESU

United Kingdom (only Northern Ireland): 8 ESU.’

2.

Annex I is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from the 2006 accounting year.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 July 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ 109, 23.6.1965, p. 1859/65. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 660/2004 (OJ L 104, 8.4.2004, p. 97).

(2)  OJ L 205, 13.7.1982, p 5. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2203/2004 (OJ L 374, 22.12.2004, p. 36).


ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 is amended as follows:

1.

The part concerning Spain is replaced by the following:

‘SPAIN

500

Galicia

480

505

Asturias

270

510

Cantabria

190

515

País Vasco

250

520

Navarra

370

525

La Rioja

260

530

Aragón

739

535

Cataluña

710

540

Illes Balears

182

545

Castilla y León

1 095

550

Madrid

194

555

Castilla-La Mancha

1 138

560

Comunidad Valenciana

626

565

Murcia

444

570

Extremadura

718

575

Andalucia

1 816

580

Canarias

224

Total Spain

9 706’

2.

The part concerning Italy is replaced by the following:

‘ITALY

221

Valle d’Aosta

279

222

Piemonte

1 159

230

Lombardia

923

241

Trentino

315

242

Alto Adige

308

243

Veneto

925

244

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

797

250

Liguria

500

260

Emilia-Romagna

1 145

270

Toscana

680

281

Marche

956

282

Umbria

678

291

Lazio

854

292

Abruzzo

826

301

Molise

462

302

Campania

682

303

Calabria

882

311

Puglia

988

312

Basilicata

1 087

320

Sicilia

1 306

330

Sardegna

1 248

Total Italy

17 000’

3.

The part concerning Malta is replaced by the following:

‘780

MALTA

400’

4.

The part concerning Austria is replaced by the following:

‘660

AUSTRIA

1 800’

5.

The part concerning Portugal is replaced by the following:

‘PORTUGAL

610

Entre Douro e Minho e Beira Litoral

670

620

Trás-os-Montes e Beira Interior

563

630

Ribatejo e Oeste

351

640

Alentejo e Algarve

399

650

Açores e Madeira

317

Total Portugal

2 300’

6.

The part concerning Finland is replaced by the following:

‘FINLAND

670

Etelä-Suomi

537

680

Sisä-Suomi

237

690

Pohjanmaa

229

700

Pohjois-Suomi

147

Total Finland

1 150’