3.10.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 257/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1146/2007

of 2 October 2007

adopting the plan allocating to the Member States resources to be charged to the 2008 budget year for the supply of food from intervention stocks for the benefit of the most deprived persons in the Community

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3730/87 of 10 December 1987 laying down the general rules for the supply of food from intervention stocks to designated organisations for distribution to the most deprived persons in the Community (1), and in particular Article 6 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2799/98 of 15 December 1998 establishing agrimonetary arrangements for the euro (2), and in particular Article 3(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 2 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92 laying down detailed rules for the supply of food from intervention stocks for the benefit of the most deprived persons in the Community (3), the Commission must adopt a distribution plan to be financed from resources available in the 2008 budget year. The plan should lay down in particular, for each of the Member States applying the measure, the maximum financial resources available to carry out its part of the plan, and the quantity of each type of product to be withdrawn from the stocks held by the intervention agencies.

(2)

The Member States involved in the plan for the 2008 budget year have supplied the information required in accordance with Article 1 of Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92.

(3)

For the purposes of resource allocation, account must be taken of experience and of the degree to which the Member States used the resources allocated to them in previous years.

(4)

Article 2(3)(c) of Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92 provides for the allocation of resources for the purchase on the market of products temporarily unavailable in intervention stocks. Given that the stocks of cereals, skimmed-milk powder and rice currently held by the intervention agencies are very low and that measures have already been taken, regarding both their sale on the market and their distribution under Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92, and given the fact that no sale of these foods is planned for 2007, these resource allocations should be fixed to enable the purchase on the market of cereals, skimmed-milk powder and rice as required to implement the plan for the 2008 budget year.

(5)

Article 7(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92 provides for the transfer between Member States of products unavailable in the intervention stocks of the Member State in which such products are required to implement the annual plan. Accordingly the intra-Community transfers necessary to implement the plan for 2008 should be authorised, subject to the conditions laid down in Article 7 of Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92.

(6)

To implement the plan, the operative event within the meaning of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2799/98 should be the date on which the financial year for administration of stocks in public storage starts.

(7)

In accordance with Article 2(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92, the Commission has consulted the major organisations familiar with the problems of the most deprived persons in the Community when drawing up the plan.

(8)

The Management Committee for Cereals has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In 2008, the distribution of food to the most deprived persons in the Community under Regulation (EEC) No 3730/87 shall be implemented in accordance with the annual distribution plan set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Allocations to Member States for the purchase of cereals, skimmed-milk powder and rice on the market, as required under the plan referred to in Article 1, shall be as set out in Annex II.

Article 3

The intra-Community transfer of the products listed in Annex III to this Regulation shall be authorised, subject to the conditions laid down in Article 7 of Regulation (EEC) No 3149/92.

Article 4

For the purpose of implementing the annual plan referred to in Article 1 of this Regulation, the date of the operative event within the meaning of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2799/98 shall be 1 October 2007.

Article 5

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

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

Done at Brussels, 2 October 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 352, 15.12.1987, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2535/95 (OJ L 260, 31.10.1995, p. 3).

(2)  OJ L 349, 24.12.1998, p. 1.

(3)  ОJ L 313, 30.10.1992, р. 50. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 758/2007 (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 47).


ANNEX I

ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION PLAN FOR 2008

(a)

Financial resources made available to implement the plan in each Member State:

(in EUR)

Member State

Distribution

Belgique/België

8 461 690

България

6 883 712

Česká republika

155 443

Eesti

192 388

Éire/Ireland

155 965

Elláda

13 228 830

España

50 419 083

France

48 605 224

Italia

66 367 975

Latvija

153 910

Lietuva

4 249 149

Luxembourg

81 090

Magyarország

7 788 270

Malta

360 603

Polska

47 640 750

Portugal

12 568 188

România

23 126 824

Slovenija

1 429 303

Suomi/Finland

2 631 603

Total

294 500 000

(b)

Quantity of each type of product to be withdrawn from Community intervention stocks for distribution in each Member State subject to the maximum amounts laid down in (a):

(tonnes)

Member State

Sugar

Belgique/België

4 154

България

6 385

Česká republika

67

España

6 500

France

3 718

Italia

7 000

Lietuva

2 889

Magyarország

1 544

Malta

397

Polska

14 826

Portugal

1 627

România

15 157

Slovenija

769

Total

65 034


ANNEX II

Allocations to Member States for purchase on the Community market, subject to the maximum amounts laid down in Annex I(a):

(in EUR)

Member State

Cereals

Rice

Skimmed-milk powder

Belgique/België

2 120 960

800 000

3 300 000

България

1 990 461

1 768 251

 

Česká republika

36 472

 

81 843

Eesti

182 358

 

 

Éire/Ireland

 

 

147 834

Elláda

4 535 189

 

8 003 986

España

11 144 100

1 800 000

32 030 700

France

8 718 857

5 225 181

30 516 427

Italia

10 637 550

2 800 000

46 438 083

Latvija

145 886

 

 

Lietuva

1 463 223

606 607

706 455

Luxembourg

 

 

76 864

Magyarország

5 713 309

 

1 000 000

Malta

62 275

25 078

82 327

Polska

16 569 956

 

22 164 340

Portugal

1 208 732

1 423 588

8 575 856

România

15 355 270

 

 

Slovenija

173 087

102 509

746 140

Suomi/Finland

1 620 960

 

873 450

Total

81 678 645

14 551 214

154 744 304


ANNEX III

Intra-Community transfers of sugar authorised under the plan for the 2008 budget year

 

Quantity

(tonnes)

Holder

Recipient

1.

3 718

BIRB, Belgique

ONIGC, France

2.

2 889

BIRB, Belgique

The Lithuanian Agricultural and Food Products Market regulation Agency, Lietuva

3.

6 385

MVH, Magyarország

ДФЗ, България

4.

14 826

MVH, Magyarország

ARR, Polska

5.

15 157

MVH, Magyarország

APIA, România

6.

769

MVH, Magyarország

AAMRD, Slovenija

7.

397

AGEA, Italia

National Research and Development Centre, Malta

8.

1 627

FEGA, España

INGA, Portugal