2.8.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 199/40


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 758/2011

of 1 August 2011

amending Regulation (EU) No 1291/2009 concerning the selection of returning holdings for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1217/2009 of 30 November 2009 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Community (1), and in particular Article 5(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 2 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1291/2009 of 18 December 2009 concerning the selection of returning holdings for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings (2) sets the thresholds for the economic size of agricultural holdings for the accounting year 2010 and subsequent accounting years.

(2)

Structural change in Ireland has led to a decrease in the number of the smallest holdings and in their contribution to the total output of agriculture, thereby making their use unnecessary in order for the field of survey to cover the most relevant part of the agricultural activity.

(3)

In the case of France, the structure of the agricultural sector in the divisions Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion is not reflected by the threshold applicable for France as a whole.

(4)

Therefore, in the case of Ireland, it is advisable to raise the threshold to EUR 8 000 and, in the case of France, the threshold for the divisions Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion should be set at EUR 15 000.

(5)

In the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1291/2009 the total number of returning holdings for Ireland has been fixed at 1 300. This number has not been changed since 1982, despite the reduction in the number of holdings in Ireland and an increase in the average size of holdings. Satisfactory representativeness should therefore be achieved on the basis of a smaller sample than the current one.

(6)

In the case of France, the addition of the new divisions Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion should be reflected and the number of returning holdings in each French division should be adjusted at levels that ensure satisfactory representativeness of the sample.

(7)

In the case of Hungary, the reduction of the number of divisions needs to be reflected.

(8)

Regulation (EU) No 1291/2009 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

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 (EU) No 1291/2009 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a)

the indent concerning Ireland is replaced by the following:

‘—

Ireland: EUR 8 000’;

(b)

the indent concerning France is replaced by the following:

‘—

France (with the exception of Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion): EUR 25 000

France (only Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion): EUR 15 000’;

(2)

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

Article 2

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

It shall apply from the 2012 accounting year.

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

Done at Brussels, 1 August 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 328, 15.12.2009, p. 27.

(2)  OJ L 347, 24.12.2009, p. 14.


ANNEX

The Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1291/2009 is amended as follows:

(1)

the row concerning Ireland is replaced by the following:

‘380

IRELAND

900’

(2)

the rows concerning France are replaced by the following:

 

‘FRANCE

in 2012

from 2013

121

Île-de-France

200

190

131

Champagne-Ardenne

370

370

132

Picardie

270

270

133

Haute-Normandie

170

170

134

Centre

410

410

135

Basse-Normandie

240

240

136

Bourgogne

350

340

141

Nord-Pas de Calais

280

280

151

Lorraine

230

230

152

Alsace

200

200

153

Franche-Comté

210

210

162

Pays de la Loire

460

460

163

Bretagne

480

480

164

Poitou-Charentes

360

360

182

Aquitaine

550

550

183

Midi-Pyrénées

480

480

184

Limousin

220

220

192

Rhône-Alpes

480

480

193

Auvergne

370

360

201

Languedoc-Roussillon

430

430

203

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

430

420

204

Corse

170

170

205

Guadeloupe

65

80

206

Martinique

65

80

207

La Réunion

130

160

 

Total France

7 620

7 640’

(3)

the rows concerning Hungary are replaced by the following:

 

‘HUNGARY

 

764

Alföld

1 016

767

Dunántúl

675

768

Észak-Magyarország

209

 

Total Hungary

1 900’