Commission Regulation (EC) No 1276/2007 of 29 October 2007 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, Council Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 552/2007, as regards the fixing of budgetary ceilings for 2007

Published date30 October 2007
Subject MatterEuropean Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF),economic, social and territorial cohesion,Agricultural structures
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Union, L 284, 30 October 2007
30.10.2007 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 284/11


of 29 October 2007

amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, Council Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 552/2007, as regards the fixing of budgetary ceilings for 2007


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 of 29 September 2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and amending Regulations (EEC) No 2019/93, (EC) No 1452/2001, (EC) No 1453/2001, (EC) No 1454/2001, (EC) No 1868/94, (EC) No 1251/1999, (EC) No 1254/1999, (EC) No 1673/2000, (EEC) No 2358/71 and (EC) No 2529/2001 (1), and in particular Articles 64(2) and 70(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 of 30 January 2006 laying down specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union (2), and in particular the second sentence of Article 20(3) thereof,


(1) Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 sets for each Member State the national ceilings which cannot be exceeded by the reference amounts mentioned in Chapter 2 of Title III of that Regulation.
(2) Article 23(2) of Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 sets the annual maximum amounts up to which the Community finances the measures provided for in Titles II and III of that Regulation.
(3) Annexes I, II and III to Commission Regulation (EC) No 552/2007 of 22 May 2007 establishing the maximum Community contribution to financing the work programmes in the olive oil sector and fixing, for 2007, budgetary ceilings for the partial or optional implementation of the Single Payment Scheme and the annual financial envelopes for the Single Area Payment Scheme, provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, and amending that Regulation (3), lay down respectively, for the 2007 calendar year in each case, the budgetary ceilings for direct payments to be granted in accordance with Articles 66 to 69 of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, the budgetary ceilings for direct payments to be granted in accordance with Article 70 of that Regulation and the budgetary ceilings for the Single Payment Scheme.
(4) In accordance with the first sentence of Article 20(3) of Regulation (EC) No 247/2006, Portugal has decided to reduce for 2007 the national ceiling for suckler cow premium rights and to transfer the corresponding financial amount in order to reinforce the Community contribution, provided for in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 247/2006, towards the financing of the specific measures laid down in that Regulation. Consequently, it is necessary to deduct from the national ceiling for Portugal for 2007, set in Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, the amount which is to be added to the financial amount set in Article 23(2) of Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 and to reduce the budgetary ceilings applicable in Portugal for 2007 to the suckler cow premium, including the supplement thereto, and to the beef and veal payments (Article 69 of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003), set in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 552/2007.
(5) In accordance with a decision taken by Portugal, the amounts deriving from the dairy premium and additional payments, provided for in Articles 95 and 96 of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, were included in the Single Payment Scheme as from 2007. It is on this basis that the budgetary ceiling for the Single Payment Scheme referred to in Title III of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 was calculated for 2007 for Portugal. This ceiling was set in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 552/2007. However, when the budgetary ceilings were set for 2007, the exclusion from the Single Payment Scheme of dairy premiums and additional payments for farmers in the Azores and Madeira, in accordance with Article 70(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003, was not taken into account.
(6) The budgetary ceilings applicable for 2007 in Portugal to the direct payments to be granted in accordance with Article 70 of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 and to the Single Payment Scheme should therefore be amended

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