4.3.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 63/10


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 387/2006

of 3 March 2006

amending Regulation (EC) No 343/2006 opening the buying-in of butter in certain Member States for the period 1 March to 31 August 2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2771/1999 of 16 December 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 as regards intervention on the market in butter and cream (2), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 343/2006 (3) establishes the list of Member States in which buying-in for butter is open, as provided for in Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999.

(2)

On the basis of most recent communications by Latvia and Finland, pursuant to Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 2771/1999, the Commission has observed that butter market prices have been below 92 % of the intervention price for two consecutive weeks. Intervention buying-in should therefore be opened in those Member States. Those Member States should therefore be added to the list established in Regulation (EC) No 343/2006.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 343/2006 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 343/2006 is replaced by the following text:

‘Article 1

Buying-in of butter as provided for in Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 is hereby open in the following Member States:

Germany

Estonia

Spain

France

Ireland

Latvia

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Finland

Sweden

United Kingdom.’

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 4 March 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 3 March 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 333, 24.12.1999, p. 11. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2107/2005 (OJ L 337, 22.12.2005, p. 20).

(3)  OJ L 55, 25.2.2006, p. 17.