ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Sep 2010In September 2010, the government of Slovenia announced a change in production support.
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this measure is reported in the WTO/OECD/UNCTAD "REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES (MID-OCTOBER 2010 TO APRIL 2011)" . Available from < http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/46/47955250.pdf >
On 14 December 2010, the government of Slovenia notified the EC that it has introduced temporary state aid to support domestic farmers. The budget of the support is EUR3.8 million (US$5.4 million). EU State Aid N 396/2010.
The EC considered the measure as state aid pursuant to art. 107 (1) TFEU and gave the following assessment:
"The planned aid measure in the context of the Scheme corresponds to this definition (i.e. state aid) since they are financed by the state, favor specific enterprises and are likely to distort competition. They can affect trade conditions due to the simple fact that Slovenia exports part of its production in the frame of intra-community trade of agricultural products." (par. 24 of the letter from the EC to Slovenia - Brussels,14.09.2010 'translated from French')
However, the EC considered the measure as compatible with the internal market.
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of theextent to which its implementation affects the extent of discriminationagainst foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aidproposed here is discriminatory.