ISSN 1977-091X

doi:10.3000/1977091X.C_2011.337.eng

Official Journal

of the European Union

C 337

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Information and Notices

Volume 54
18 November 2011


Notice No

Contents

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II   Information

 

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2011/C 337/01

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU — Cases where the Commission raises no objections ( 1 )

1

2011/C 337/02

Communication from the Commission amending the period of application of the Communication from the Commission — Community framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation ( 1 )

2

2011/C 337/03

Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU — Cases where the Commission raises no objections ( 2 )

3

 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2011/C 337/04

Euro exchange rates

4

 

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

2011/C 337/05

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agricultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001

5

 

V   Announcements

 

OTHER ACTS

 

European Commission

2011/C 337/06

Notice concerning a request under Article 30 of Directive 2004/17/EC — Request from a contracting entity

7

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

 

(2)   Text with EEA relevance, except for products falling under Annex I to the Treaty

EN

 


II Information

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

European Commission

18.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/1


Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU

Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 337/01

Date of adoption of the decision

27.10.2011

Reference number of State Aid

SA.33201 (11/N)

Member State

Denmark

Region

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Support for public service radio programmes

Legal basis

Retningslinjer for fordeling af Public Service-Puljen, jf. § 11a i lov om radio- og fjernsynsvirksomhed, jf. Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 477 af 6. maj 2010 som aendret ved lov nr. 1360 af 8. december 2010.

Type of measure

Aid scheme

Objective

Culture

Form of aid

Direct grant

Budget

 

Annual budget: DKK 3,75 million

 

Overall budget: DKK 11,25 million

Intensity

50 %

Duration (period)

Until 31.12.2013

Economic sectors

Media

Name and address of the granting authority

Det Danske Filminstitut

Gothersgade 55

1123 København K

DANMARK

Other information

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/state_aids_texts_en.htm


18.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/2


Communication from the Commission amending the period of application of the Communication from the Commission — Community framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 337/02

I.   Introduction

The Community framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation (‘the framework’) was adopted in 2005 and was to apply for a period of six years from 29 November 2005. The framework is therefore due to expire on 29 November 2011.

The Commission is currently in the process of preparing a comprehensive review of the State aid rules for the compensation of services of general economic interest. Draft texts of the new package, including a draft for the revision of the framework, were published in September 2011.

In order to allow sufficient time for the consultation process on the new rules, and to avoid legal uncertainty for the interim period between the expiry of the framework and the entry into force of the new package the Commission has decided to extend the period of application of the framework until the entry into force of the new framework.

II.   Amendment to the 2005 framework

The following amendment to the Communication from the Commission — Community framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation applies from 29 November 2011:

paragraph 25 is replaced by the following:

‘This framework applies until the date of the entry into force of a new framework on State aid in the form of public service compensation as announced in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 23 March 2011.’


18.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/3


Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU

Cases where the Commission raises no objections

(Text with EEA relevance, except for products falling under Annex I to the Treaty)

2011/C 337/03

Date of adoption of the decision

13.10.2011

Reference number of State Aid

SA.33182 (11/N)

Member State

Germany

Region

Dresden, Leipzig, Chemnitz

Title (and/or name of the beneficiary)

Richtlinie des Sächsischen Staatsministeriums für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft für die Förderung von Maßnahmen zur Sicherung der natürlichen biologischen Vielfalt und des natürlichen ländlichen Erbes im Freistaat Sachsen (Förderrichtlinie Natürliches Erbe):

Anwendung der Maßnahmebereiche A (Investive Maßnahmen zur Sicherung der natürlichen biologischen Vielfalt) und C (Naturschutzberatung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) außerhalb des ländlichen Raums, d. h. in Ortschaften mit mindestens 30 000 Einwohnern

Legal basis

Richtlinie des Sächsischen Staatsministeriums für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft für die Förderung von Maßnahmen zur Sicherung der natürlichen biologischen Vielfalt und des natürlichen ländlichen Erbes im Freistaat Sachsen (Förderrichtlinie Natürliches Erbe)

Type of measure

Scheme

Objective

Environmental protection

Form of aid

Direct grant

Budget

Annual budget: EUR 1,40 million

Intensity

100 %

Duration (period)

Until 31.12.2013

Economic sectors

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

Name and address of the granting authority

Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie

Außenstelle Mockrehna

Schildauer Straße 18

04862 Mockrehna

DEUTSCHLAND

Außenstelle Kamenz

Garnisonsplatz 13

01917 Kamenz

DEUTSCHLAND

Außenstelle Zwickau

Werdauer Straße 70

08060 Zwickau

DEUTSCHLAND

Other information

The authentic text(s) of the decision, from which all confidential information has been removed, can be found at:

http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/state_aids_texts_en.htm


IV Notices

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

European Commission

18.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/4


Euro exchange rates (1)

17 November 2011

2011/C 337/04

1 euro =


 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,3480

JPY

Japanese yen

103,76

DKK

Danish krone

7,4427

GBP

Pound sterling

0,85400

SEK

Swedish krona

9,1747

CHF

Swiss franc

1,2387

ISK

Iceland króna

 

NOK

Norwegian krone

7,8205

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CZK

Czech koruna

25,646

HUF

Hungarian forint

312,17

LTL

Lithuanian litas

3,4528

LVL

Latvian lats

0,7031

PLN

Polish zloty

4,4388

RON

Romanian leu

4,3638

TRY

Turkish lira

2,4465

AUD

Australian dollar

1,3403

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,3821

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

10,4965

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,7645

SGD

Singapore dollar

1,7453

KRW

South Korean won

1 527,79

ZAR

South African rand

11,0981

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

8,5669

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,4960

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

12 152,23

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,2577

PHP

Philippine peso

58,579

RUB

Russian rouble

41,5989

THB

Thai baht

41,653

BRL

Brazilian real

2,4000

MXN

Mexican peso

18,4609

INR

Indian rupee

68,6740


(1)  Source: reference exchange rate published by the ECB.


NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

18.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/5


Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agricultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001

2011/C 337/05

Aid No: SA.33745 (11/XA)

Member State: Italy

Region: Grosseto

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an individual aid: Investimenti per la riduzione di emungimenti da falda nella piana del Fiume Albegna.

Legal basis: Decreto Legislativo 16 marzo 2009, n. 30 «Direttiva acque sotterranee».

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company: Annual overall amount of the budget planned under the scheme: EUR 0,80 million

Maximum aid intensity: 50 %

Date of implementation: —

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: 2 January 2012-31 December 2012

Objective of aid: Investment in agricultural holdings (Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006)

Sector(s) concerned: Growing of non-perennial crops, Growing of perennial crops, Plant propagation, Animal production, Mixed farming, Support activities to agriculture and post-harvest crop activities, Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Name and address of the granting authority:

Comune di Orbetello

Piazza del Plebiscito 1

58015 Orbetello GR

ITALIA

Website: http://www.comune.orbetello.gr.it/articoli/dettaglio.asp?id=272

Other information: —

Aid No: SA.33831 (11/XA)

Member State: United Kingdom

Region: Northern Ireland

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an individual aid: Aujeszky's Disease Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2011

Legal basis: The Aujeszky's Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 and the Aujeszky's Disease Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company:

 

Overall amount of the ad hoc aid awarded to the undertaking: GBP 0 million

 

Annual overall amount of the budget planned under the scheme: GBP 0,19 million

Maximum aid intensity: 100 %

Date of implementation: —

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: 8 November 2011-1 November 2018

Objective of aid: Animal diseases (Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006)

Sector(s) concerned: Support activities for animal production

Name and address of the granting authority:

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Animal Disease Control and Trade Policy Branch

Room 714

Dundonald House

Upper Newtownards Road

Belfast

BT4 3SB

UNITED KINGDOM

Website:

 

http://www.dardni.gov.uk/index/publications/pubs-dard-animal-health/aid_scheme-aujeszky_s-disease-scheme-order-_ni_-2011.htm

 

http://www.dardni.gov.uk/index/animal-health/animal-diseases/animal_diseases-newpage-10.htm

Other information: —

Aid No: SA.33864 (11/XA)

Member State: Spain

Region: España

Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an individual aid: Subvenciones destinadas a las asociaciones y organizaciones de criadores de razas ganaderas puras, para el fomento de las razas autóctonas

Legal basis: Proyecto de Real Decreto por el que se establecen las bases reguladoras de las subvenciones destinadas al fomento de las razas autóctonas españolas. Continúa con las ayudas amparas por del R.D. 1366/2007, al cual deroga, pero ampliando a aquellas razas que dejan de estar en peligro de extinción, pero que son razas autóctonas españolas de fomento de ámbito autonómico

Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or overall amount of individual aid granted to the company: Annual overall amount of the budget planned under the scheme: EUR 3,41 million

Maximum aid intensity: 100 %

Date of implementation: —

Duration of scheme or individual aid award: 1 January 2012-31 December 2015

Objective of aid: Livestock sector (Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006)

Sector(s) concerned: Animal production

Name and address of the granting authority:

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino

C/ Alfonso XII, 62

28014 Madrid

ESPAÑA

Website: http://www.marm.es/es/ministerio/rd_razas_autoctonas.aspx

Other information: —


V Announcements

OTHER ACTS

European Commission

18.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/7


Notice concerning a request under Article 30 of Directive 2004/17/EC

Request from a contracting entity

2011/C 337/06

On 26 October 2011, the Commission received a request in accordance with Article 30(5) of Directive 2004/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors (1). The first working day following receipt of the request was 27 October 2011.

This request, from the Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. (Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry) on behalf of the contracting entities in that sector, concerns electricity production and wholesale in Germany.

Article 30 provides that the Directive does not apply where the activity in question is directly exposed to competition on markets to which access is not limited. These conditions are evaluated solely for the purposes of Directive 2004/17/EC and are without prejudice to the application of competition rules.

The Commission has a period of three months, as from the working day referred to above, within which to take a decision on this request. The period therefore ends on 27 January 2012. This period may be extended by three months. Notice of any such extension must be published.

Pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 30(6), further requests concerning electricity production and wholesale in Germany, submitted before the period opened for this request expires, will not be considered as new procedures and will be dealt with as part of this request.


(1)  OJ L 134, 30.4.2004, p. 1.