Commission Regulation (EC) No 2189/2004 of 20 December 2004 fixing the standard fee per farm return for the 2005 accounting year of the farm accountancy data network


Published: 2004-12-20

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21.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 373/20


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2189/2004

of 20 December 2004

fixing the standard fee per farm return for the 2005 accounting year of the farm accountancy data network

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation No 79/65/EEC of 15 June 1965 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Economic Community (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1915/83 of 13 July 1983 on certain detailed implementing rules concerning the keeping of accounts for the purpose of determining the incomes of agricultural holdings (2), and in particular Article 5(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 5(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 1915/83 provides that a standard fee shall be paid by the Commission to the Member States for each duly completed farm return forwarded to it within the period prescribed in Article 3 of that Regulation.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 134/2004 (3) fixed the amount of the standard fee for the 2004 accounting year at EUR 140 per farm return. The trend in costs and its effects on the cost of completing the farm return justify a revision of the fee.

(3)

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

The standard fee provided for in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 1915/83 shall be fixed at EUR 142.

Article 2

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

It shall apply for the 2005 accounting year.

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

Done at Brussels, 20 December 2004.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ 109, 23.6.1965, p. 1859/65. Regulation last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 660/2004 (OJ L 104, 8.4.2004, p. 97).

(2)  OJ L 190, 14.7.1983, p. 25. Regulation amended by Regulation (EC) No 1388/2004 (OJ L 255, 31.7.2004, p. 5).

(3)  OJ L 21, 28.1.2004, p. 8.