11.4.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 87/7


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

Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(2006/C 87/03)

Date of adoption of the decision:

Member State: France (Alsace)

Aid No: N 68/2005

Title: Compensation for farmers in the Alsace region obliged to alter their crops due to measures for controlling and preventing the spread of western corn rootworm, for the loss of revenue caused by the change in crops

Objective: Preventative measure under the prevention plan against western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera Le Conte)

Legal basis: Articles L 251-1 et suivants du Code rural

Budget: EUR 600 000

Aid intensity or amount: The aid is capped at EUR 160 per hectare of corn lost in the focus zone, i.e. around 60 % of loss, and EUR 80 per hectare of corn lost in the safety zone, i.e. around 50 % of the loss

Duration:

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

Aid No: N 273/2005

Title: Aid for diversification of the production of cut flowers (ONIFLHOR)

Objective: To support investment in horticultural holdings producing cut flowers, enabling them to diversify flower production and adapt supply to the new demands of consumers

Budget: EUR 4 million over four years

Aid intensity or amount: 50 % in a less favoured area, 40 % in other areas (55 % and 45 % for young farmers)

Duration: Maximum four years

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/