State Aid

State aid in agricultural sector is granted to undertakings operating in the primary production of agricultural products, food industry, forestry and fisheries. The basic framework for granting state aid is primary and secondary legislation of the European Union which is approximated into legislation of the Slovak Republic by:

  • the Government Regulation of SR No. 319/2011 Coll. of 28 September 2011 on the promotion of enterpreneurship in agriculture and rural development,
  • Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic No. 320/2011 Coll. of 28 September 2011 on the scope, method and conditions for granting supports in forestry and rural development,
  • Guideline of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic No. 488/2011 – 100 of 20 April 2011 on the VAT (value added tax) payment refundment to municipalities,
  • Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic No. 570/2012 – 100 of 3 August 2012 on the details in granting aid in the form of loan.

Support in agriculture is granted in the form of:

1. State aid

  • direct form (grants), provision of non-repayable financial contributions from the state budget under the budget chapter of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for entreprises,
  • indirect form within the meaning of § 5 Sect. 2 of the Act No. 231/1999 Coll. on state aid, as amended.

2. Minimum aid (de minimis aid), that is aid which, over any period of three fiscal years, determined according to accounting period of aid beneficiary, does not exceed the limit fixed by the relevant EU legislation, which amounts to EUR 7,500 for primary producers, EUR 30,000 for fisheries, and as much as EUR 200,000 for processors.

Support measures pursuant to the Regulation of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of SR No. 319/2011 Coll. on the promotion of enterpreneurship in agriculture, as amended
NAME OF THE SUPPORT MEASURE
Grants in primary production of agricultural products
§2 Grant for farm awards
§3 Grant for participation in an exhibition
§4 Grant for establishing and maintaining the herd books and herd breeding records
§5 Grant for the monitoring of livestock productivity and for the testing and assessment of the breeding value of livestock
§6 Grant for the transport of animal by-products from the farm
§7 Grant for the pollinating activity of bees
§8 Grant for the losses of livestock as a result of compulsory veterinary measures
§9 Grant for the losses of field crops as a result of declared phytosanitary measures
§10 Grant for the payment of insurance premiums
§11 Grant for the recruitment of disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged workers
§12 Grant for enhancing of agricultural product quality
Grants for processing of agricultural products
§13 Grant for awards for entreprises which process agricultural products
§14 Grant for processor's participation in an exhibition
§15 Grant for promotion of processed agricultural products
§16 Grant for enhancing quality of processed agricultural product
Grants for fisheries
§17 Grant for conservation and protection of fisheries genetic resources
§18 Grant for maintenance of the non-productive functions of lakes
§19 Grant for the losses of fish as a result of compulsory veterinary measures
Support measures pursuant to the Decree of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of SR No. 320/2011 Coll. on the scope, method and conditions for granting supports in forestry and rural development
NAME OF THE SUPPORT MEASURE
Grants for forestry
§2 Grant for sustainable forest management
§3 Grant for development of the recreational functions of forests
§4 Grant for promotion
§5 Grant for protective and defensive measures against bark beetles
§6 Grant for forest manager's participation in an exhibition
Support measure pursuant to the Guideline of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic of 20 April 2011 No. 488/2011 – 100 on the VAT (value added tax) payment refundment to municipalities
Support measure pursuant to the Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic of 3 August 2012 No. 570/2012 – 100 on the details in granting aid in the form of loan
NAME OF THE SUPPORT MEASURE
Aid in the form of loan
  §1 Intended use of aid in the form of loan

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