The Order is intended to contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas through the promotion of stronger competitiveness in agriculture, food and forestry sectors. Its purpose is to protect the environment by granting subsidies to sustainable measures aimed to improve agricultural production and agricultural product qualities (Natura2000 planning). The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs shall, within their respective responsibility areas, set rules on the granting of financial aid. In order to ensure the correct assignment and grant, thorough controls in accordance to EU legislations shall take place. The Ministries also set regulations on the digital communication duty for any registration, notification in adherence to these activities.The Order consists of 13 Chapters: Content and purpose (1); Definitions (2); Administration (3); Eligibility criteria (4); Liabilities (5); Other liabilities (6); Changing the commitment and its commitment (7); Review of commitments (8); Aid rates (9); Payment of grants (10); Reduction of subsidies, rebates, cancellations of commitments and recovery of aid (11); Appeals (12); Entry into force.
Implements: Rural Development Act (No. 18 of 2017). (2017-01-04)
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Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Denmark is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.