22.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 374/36


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2203/2004

of 21 December 2004

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 Articles 4(4), and 6(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 (2) fixes the number of returning holdings per division. The number of returning holdings to be selected in each division may differ by up to 20 % in either direction provided that this does not entail a reduction in the total number of returning holdings per Member State.

(2)

As the financial management of such a measure is difficult, a limitation per Member State as to the total number of duly completed farm returns eligible for Community financing is introduced in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1915/83 of 13 July 1983 on certain detailed implementing rules concerning the keeping of accounts for the purpose of determining the incomes of agricultural holdings (3). For reasons of clarity and coherence, this change should be reflected in Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82. Flexibility in the number of returning holdings per division should remain allowed, as long as the total number of the returning holdings of the Member State concerned is respected.

(3)

In view of the limitation per Member State of the total number of duly completed farm returns eligible for Community financing, the number of returning holdings laid down in Annex I for Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and Luxembourg should be adjusted, to maintain the actual sample size.

(4)

The number of returning holdings per division in Sweden should be adjusted, due to changes in the borders between the divisions.

(5)

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

(6)

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 3 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 3

The number of returning holdings per Member State as well as per division is laid down in Annex I.

The number of returning holdings to be selected per division may differ from that laid down in Annex I by up to 20 % in either direction provided that the total number of the returning holdings of the Member State concerned is respected.’

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 2005 accounting year.

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

Done at Brussels, 21 December 2004.

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. 40. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 730/2004 (OJ L 113, 20.4.2004, p. 8).

(3)  OJ L 190, 14.7.1983, p. 25. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1388/2004 (OJ L 255, 31.7.2004, p. 5).


ANNEX

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

(a)

the part concerning Belgium is replaced by the following:

 

‘BELGIUM

 

341

Vlaanderen

720

342

Bruxelles-Brussel

343

Wallonie

480

Total Belgium

1 200’

(b)

the part concerning Denmark is replaced by the following:

‘370

DENMARK

2 250’

(c)

the part concerning Germany is replaced by the following:

 

‘GERMANY

 

010

Schleswig-Holstein

450

020

Hamburg

50

030

Niedersachsen

980

040

Bremen

050

Nordrhein-Westfalen

790

060

Hessen

440

070

Rheinland-Pfalz

600

080

Baden-Württemberg

740

090

Bayern

1 150

100

Saarland

80

110

Berlin

112

Brandenburg

240

113

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

180

114

Sachsen

280

115

Sachsen-Anhalt

190

116

Thüringen

190

Total Germany

6 360’

(d)

the part concerning France is replaced by the following:

 

‘FRANCE

 

121

Île-de-France

170

131

Champagne-Ardenne

400

132

Picardie

300

133

Haute.Normandie

160

134

Centre

450

135

Basse-Normandie

220

136

Bourgogne

380

141

Nord-Pas-de-Calais

310

151

Lorraine

230

152

Alsace

180

153

Franche-Comté

230

162

Pays de la Loire

490

163

Bretagne

540

164

Poitou-Charentes

360

182

Aquitaine

500

183

Midi-Pyrénées

480

184

Limousin

200

192

Rhône-Alpes

450

193

Auvergne

360

201

Languedoc-Roussillon

400

203

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

360

204

Corse

150

Total France

7 320’

(e)

the part concerning Luxembourg is replaced by the following:

‘350

LUXEMBOURG

360’

(f)

the part concerning Sweden is replaced by the following:

 

‘SWEDEN

 

710

Plains of Southern and Central Sweden

680

720

Forest and mixed agricultural and forest areas of Southern and Central Sweden

215

730

Areas of Northern Sweden

105

Total Sweden

1 000’