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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1974/2006 of 15 December 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (repealed)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I Scope

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  3. CHAPTER II General rules

    1. Section 1 Complementarity, consistency and conformity

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    2. Section 2 Strategy and programming

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      2. Article 3a.. . . . . . . . . ....

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    3. Section 3 Changes in rural development programmes

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  4. CHAPTER III Rural development measures

    1. Section 1 Rural development measures per axis

      1. Sub-section 1 Axis 1

        1. Article 13.. . . . . . . . . ....

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      2. Sub-section 2 Axis 2

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      3. Sub-section 3 Axis 3

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        2. Article 36.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Sub-section 4 Axis 4

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      5. Subsection 4a Temporary additional measure for Bulgaria and Romania

        1. Article 39a.. . . . . . . . . ....

      6. Sub-section 5 Technical assistance

        1. Article 40.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. Article 41.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. Article 41a.. . . . . . . . . ....

    2. Section 2 Common provisions for several measures

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  5. CHAPTER IV Eligibility and administrative provisions

    1. Section 1 Verifiability and controllability of measures and eligibility rules

      1. Sub-section 1 Verifiability and controllability of measures

        1. Article 48.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Sub-section 2 Interest rate subsidies

        1. Article 49.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. Sub-section 3 Other financial engineering actions

        1. Article 50.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. Article 51.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. Article 52.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Sub-section 4 Standard costs and assumptions of income foregone, contributions in kind

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      5. Sub-section 5 Investments

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      6. Sub-section 6 Payment of advances for investment support

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    2. Section 2 State aid

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    3. Section 3 Information and publicity

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      2. Article 59.. . . . . . . . . ....

    4. Section 4 Monitoring and evaluation

      1. Article 59a.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Article 60.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. Article 61.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Article 62.. . . . . . . . . ....

    5. Section 5 Electronic exchange of information and documents

      1. Article 63.. . . . . . . . . ....

  6. CHAPTER V Final provisions

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    2. Article 65.. . . . . . . . . ....

  7. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      Support schemes referred to in Article 2(2)

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    2. ANNEX II

      1. A. CONTENT OF A RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ARTICLE 5)

        1. 1. Title of rural development programme

        2. 2. Member State and administrative region (if relevant)

          1. 2.1. Geographical area covered by the plan

          2. 2.2. Regions classified as ‘Convergence’ Objective

        3. 3. Analysis of the situation in terms of strengths and weaknesses,...

          1. 3.1. Analysis of the situation in terms of strengths and weaknesses...

          2. 3.2. The strategy chosen to meet strengths and weaknesses

          3. 3.3. The ex ante evaluation

          4. 3.4. Impact from the previous programming period and other information

        4. 4. Justification of the priorities chosen having regard to the Community...

          1. 4.1. Justification of the priorities chosen having regard to the Community...

          2. 4.2. Expected impacts deriving from the ex ante evaluation with regard...

        5. 5. Information on the axes and measures proposed for each axis...

          1. 5.1. General requirements

          2. 5.2. Requirements concerning all or several measures

          3. 5.3. Information required for Axes and measures

            1. 5.3.1. Axis 1: Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry...

              1. 5.3.1.1. Measures aimed at promoting knowledge and improving human potential

                1. 5.3.1.1.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

                2. 5.3.1.1.2. Setting up of young farmers

                3. 5.3.1.1.3. Early retirement of farmers and farm workers

                4. 5.3.1.1.4. Use of farm and forestry advisory services

                5. 5.3.1.1.5. Setting up of management, relief and advisory services

              2. 5.3.1.2. Measures aimed at restructuring and developing physical potential and promoting...

                1. 5.3.1.2.1. Modernisation of agricultural holdings

                2. 5.3.1.2.2. Improving the economic value of forests

                3. 5.3.1.2.3. Adding value to agricultural and forestry products

                4. 5.3.1.2.4. Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in...

                5. 5.3.1.2.5. Infrastructure related to the development and adaptation of agriculture and...

                6. 5.3.1.2.6. Restoring agricultural production potential damaged by natural disasters and introducing...

              3. 5.3.1.3. Measures aimed at improving the quality of agricultural production and...

                1. 5.3.1.3.1. Meeting standards based on Community legislation

                2. 5.3.1.3.2. Participation of farmers in food quality schemes

                3. 5.3.1.3.3. Information and promotion activities

              4. 5.3.1.4. Transitional measures

                1. 5.3.1.4.1. Supporting semi-subsistence agricultural holdings undergoing restructuring

                2. 5.3.1.4.2. Setting up of producer groups

                3. 5.3.1.4.3. Provision of farm advisory and extension services in Bulgaria and...

                4. 5.3.1.4.4. Holdings undergoing restructuring due to a reform of a common...

            2. 5.3.2. Axis 2: Improving the environment and the countryside

              1. 5.3.2.1. Measures targeting the sustainable use of agricultural land

                1. 5.3.2.1.1. Natural handicap payments to farmers in mountain areas

                2. 5.3.2.1.2. Payments to farmers in areas with handicaps, other than mountain...

                3. 5.3.2.1.3. Natura 2000 payments and payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC

                4. 5.3.2.1.4. Agri-environment payments

                5. 5.3.2.1.5. Animal welfare payments

                6. 5.3.2.1.6. Support for non-productive investments

              2. 5.3.2.2. Measures targeting the sustainable use of forestry land

                1. 5.3.2.2.1. First afforestation of agricultural land

                2. 5.3.2.2.2. First establishment of agroforestry systems on agricultural land

                3. 5.3.2.2.3. First afforestation of non-agricultural land

                4. 5.3.2.2.4. Natura 2000 Payments

                5. 5.3.2.2.5. Forest-environment payments

                6. 5.3.2.2.6. Restoring forestry potential and introducing prevention actions

                7. 5.3.2.2.7. Support for non-productive investments

            3. 5.3.3. Axis 3: Quality of life in rural areas and diversification...

              1. 5.3.3.1. Measures to diversify the rural economy

                1. 5.3.3.1.1. Diversification into non-agricultural activities

                2. 5.3.3.1.2. Support for the creation and development of micro-enterprises

                3. 5.3.3.1.3. Encouragement of tourism activities

              2. 5.3.3.2. Measures to improve the quality of life in rural areas...

                1. 5.3.3.2.1. Basic services for the economy and rural population

                2. 5.3.3.2.2. Village renewal and development

                3. 5.3.3.2.3. Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage

              3. 5.3.3.3. Training and information

              4. 5.3.3.4. Skill acquisition, animation and implementation

            4. 5.3.4. Axis 4: Implementation of the Leader approach

              1. 5.3.4.1. Local development strategies

              2. 5.3.4.2. Inter-territorial and transnational cooperation

              3. 5.3.4.3. Running the local action group, acquiring skills and animating the...

            5. 5.3.5. Complements to direct payments

            6. 5.3.6. List of types of operations referred to in Article 16a(3)(a)...

        6. 6. A financing plan, comprising two tables

          1. 6.1. Annual contributions from the EAFRD (in EUR)

          2. 6.2. Financial plan by axis (in EUR total period)

          3. 6.2 a. Financial plans by axis for Bulgaria and Romania (in EUR...

          4. 6.3. Indicative budget related to operations referred to in Article 16a...

        7. 7. Indicative breakdown by Rural Development Measure (in EUR, total period)...

        8. 8. Where applicable, a table on additional national financing per axis,...

        9. 9. The elements needed for the appraisal under competition rules and,...

          1. A. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. B. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. C. Format of State aid table, to be attached to each...

        10. 10. Information on the complementarity with the measures financed by the...

          1. 10.1. Appraisal of and means for the complementarity with:

          2. 10.2. In relation with Axes 1, 2 and 3 measures:

          3. 10.3. In relation with Axis 4 measures:

          4. 10.4. . . . . . . . . . ....

        11. 11. Designation of competent authorities and bodies responsible

        12. 12. A description of the monitoring and evaluation systems, as well...

          1. 12.1. A description of the monitoring and evaluation systems

          2. 12.2. The envisaged composition of the Monitoring Committee

        13. 13. Provisions to ensure that the programme is publicised

          1. 13.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 13.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

          3. 13.3. . . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 14. The designation of the partners consulted and the results of...

          1. 14.1. The designation of the partners consulted

          2. 14.2. The results of the consultation

        15. 15. Equality between men and women and non-discrimination

          1. 15.1. . . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 15.2. . . . . . . . . . ....

        16. 16. Technical assistance operations

          1. 16.1. Description of the preparation, management, monitoring, evaluation, information and control...

          2. 16.2. National rural network

      2. B. SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES FOR NATIONAL RURAL NETWORKS (REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE...

    3. ANNEX III

      AID TO PRODUCER GROUPS IN MALTA

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. . . . . . . . . . ....

    4. ANNEX IV

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    5. ANNEX V

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    6. ANNEX VI

      INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY ON ASSISTANCE FROM THE EAFRD (REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 58(3))

      1. 1. Information measures for potential beneficiaries and for beneficiaries

        1. 1.1. Information measures for potential beneficiaries

        2. 1.2. Information measures for beneficiaries

      2. 2. Information and publicity measures for the public

        1. 2.1. Responsibilities of the managing authorities

        2. 2.2. Responsibilities of beneficiaries

      3. 3. Technical characteristics of information and publicity actions

        1. 3.1. Slogan and logo

        2. 3.2. Information and communication material

      4. 4. Instructions for creating the emblem and a definition of the...

        1. 4.1. European flag

          1. Symbolic description

          2. Heraldic description

          3. Geometric description

          4. Regulation colours

        2. 4.2. Leader logo

    7. ANNEX VII

      1. A. STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT...

        1. 1. Changes to the general conditions (Article 82(2)(a) of Regulation (EC)...

        2. 2. The progress of the programme in relation to the objectives...

        3. 3. The financial implementation of the programme giving, for each measure,...

        4. 3a. The financial implementation of the programme as regards the operations...

        5. 4. A summary of the ongoing evaluation activities in accordance with...

        6. 5. The steps taken by the Managing Authority and the Monitoring...

        7. 6. A declaration on compliance with Community policies in the context...

        8. 7. Where applicable, re-utilisation of aid recovered under Article 33 of...

      2. B. FORMAT OF ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES COVERING NATIONAL...

    8. ANNEX VIII

      LIST OF COMMON BASELINE, OUTPUT, RESULT AND IMPACT INDICATORS

      1. I. COMMON BASELINE INDICATORS

      2. II. COMMON OUTPUT INDICATORS

      3. III. COMMON RESULT INDICATORS

      4. IV. COMMON IMPACT INDICATORS

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