European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund


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European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund

A fund that financed rural development in the European Union as part of the Common Agricultural Policy. It was established in 1962 and was replaced by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
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Directive 76/308/EEC concerns assistance between administrations with a view to recovering debts stemming from operations funded through the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) as well as agricultural levies and customs duties.
The Advocate-General said in his Opinion on the case (C-133/99) handed down on January 15 that this was not the case and, by excluding the Netherlands, the Commission had acted in breach of Regulation 2921/90/EEC on aid for the production of casein and caseinates from skimmed milk.The case, brought by the Dutch Government in April 1999, concerns Commission Decision 1999/187/EC of February 12, 1999, adopted under the clearance of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) accounts for 1995.
The total EU contribution to Leader+ in this period will be over Euro 2 billion, financed by the EU agriculture budget under the guidance section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund. Leader+ encourages ambitious integrated strategies for local rural development, as well as co-operation and networking between rural areas.--..JJ:(DT)
Hedgerows, ditches and walls around fields should be eligible for funding from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) as long as they are no more than 2 metres wide, the European Commission said in a proposal tabled on 20 November.
The Spanish Basque Country will receive an EU European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) contribution to the tune of Euro 121.199 million to cover total public expenditure of Euro 235.760 million; the Rioja region in Spain, total cost Euro 82.547 million with Euro 39.941 million from the EAGGF budget; the ?land Islands in Finland, (public funds of 47.488 million, European contribution of Euro 21.275 million); the Bremen region in Germany (23.966 million of public funds, Euro 10.5 millions from EAGGF); Flanders in Belgium (total cost of 537.4 million, EU funds of Euro 204.1 million), Federal Government (total cost of Euro 156.68 million, European contribution Euro 72.31 million).
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