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Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision amending Decision 96/411/EC on improving Community agricultural statistics (presented by the Commission). COM (99) 332 final, 8 July 1999

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Microsoft Word - VVQAJ9U2.doc COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 08.07.1999 COM(1999)332 final 99/0137 (COD) Proposal for a EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 96/411/EC on improving Community agricultural statistics (presented by the Commission) 2 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Council Decision 96/411/EC on improving Community agricultural statistics1 has put at the Commission's disposal a flexible tool which allows it to adapt statistical applications to changes in information needs. This tool has already been used and technical action plans adopted for the years 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. This has helped to further the process of adapting the system of Community agricultural statistics to changes in the common agricultural policy. This process has not yet been completed, however. Indeed, recent changes to the CAP will require an even greater effort in the coming years. The Commission considers that the tool established by Decision 96/411/EC should be extended to the year 2002. Under the current procedure, the Community contribution to costs incurred by the Member States in connection with implementation of actions covered by Decision 96/411/EC is paid in full after completion of the actions, which can entail considerable delays. The proposed amendments to Article 6 of Decision 96/411/EC are intended to alleviate this difficulty, i.e. to bring forward payment of 30% of the Community contribution to the date of acceptance by the Commission of the work plan for the action in question. The Commission proposal includes the deletion of certain provisions of Council Decision 96/411/EC which have been overtaken by events. 1 OJ L 162 of 1.7.1996, p. 14. 3 Proposal for a EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 96/411/EC on improving Community agricultural statistics (Text of EEA relevance) THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Commun

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