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PE 541.646v02-00 A8-0063/2014

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2014/013 EL/Odyssefs Fokas, from Greece)

(COM(2014)0702 – C8‑0245/2014 – 2014/2183(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Monika Vana

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
 ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2014/013 EL/Odyssefs Fokas, from Greece)

(COM(2014)0702 – C8‑0245/2014 – 2014/2183(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2014)0702 – C8‑0245/2014),

–       having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006(1) (EGF Regulation),

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(2), and in particular Article 12 thereof,

–       having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management(3) (IIA of 2 December 2013), and in particular point 13 thereof,

–       having regard to the trilogue procedure provided for in point 13 of the IIA of 2 December 2013,

–       having regard to the letter of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs,

–       having regard to the letter of the Committee on Regional Development,

–       having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0063/2014),

A.     whereas the Union has set up legislative and budgetary instruments to provide additional support to workers who are suffering from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns or that of a global financial and economic crisis and to assist the reintegration of those workers into the labour market,

B.     whereas the Union’s financial assistance to workers who have been made redundant should be dynamic and made available as quickly and efficiently as possible, in accordance with the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission adopted during the conciliation meeting on 17 July 2008, and having due regard to the IIA of 2 December 2013 in respect of the adoption of decisions to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF),

C.     whereas the adoption of the EGF Regulation reflects the agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council to reintroduce the crisis mobilisation criterion, to set the Union financial contribution to 60 % of the total estimated cost of the proposed measures, to increase efficiency for the treatment of EGF applications in the Commission and by the Parliament and the Council by shortening the time for assessment and approval, to widen eligible actions and beneficiaries by introducing self-employed persons and young people and to finance incentives for setting up own businesses,

D.     whereas the Greek authorities submitted application EGF/2014/013 EL/Odyssefs Fokas on 29 July 2014 following the dismissal of 551 workers in Odyssefs Fokas S.A., an enterprise which operated in the economic sector classified under NACE Rev. 2 division 47 ('Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles'),

E.     whereas the application fulfils the eligibility criteria set up by the EGF Regulation,

1.      Welcomes the fact that the Greek authorities take into consideration the great benefits of this budgetary instrument and have already made use of it several times as a means to tackle negative effects of the financial and economic crisis;

2.      Notes that the Greek authorities submitted the application under the intervention criterion of point (a) of Article 4(1) of the EGF Regulation, which requires at least 500 workers being made redundant or self-employed persons' activity ceasing, over a reference period of four months in an enterprise in a Member State, including workers made redundant or self-employed persons' activity ceasing in its suppliers and downstream producers;

3.      Notes that the Greek authorities submitted the application for an EGF financial contribution on 29 July 2014, and that its assessment was made available by the Commission on 11 November 2014; welcomes the speedy evaluation procedure of less than five months;

4.      Notes that the Greek authorities argue that there were primarily two events giving rise to the redundancies: the decrease in available household income ― due to the increase in the tax burden, decreasing salaries (of both private and public employees) and rising unemployment ― resulting in a huge drop in purchasing power; and the drastic reduction in loans to enterprises and individuals due to the lack of cash in the Greek banks;

5.      Agrees that these factors are linked to the global financial and economic crisis addressed in Regulation (EC) No 546/2009(4) and that Greece is therefore entitled to an EGF contribution;

6.      Notes that to date, the retail sector has been the subject of another three EGF applications, two of them from Greece, which were also based on the global financial and economic crisis;

7.      Notes that these redundancies will further aggravate the unemployment situation in a country where, during the period 2008-2013, the number of unemployed people increased four-fold and which presents the highest unemployment rate among Member States and the fifth highest worldwide; is especially concerned about the regions of Attica and Central Macedonia, in which 90% of the redundancies are concentrated and which already have unemployment rates above the national average of 27,5%;

8.      Notes that in addition to the 551 redundancies within the reference period, 49 workers dismissed before the reference period of four months are also included in the number of eligible beneficiaries, which amounts in total to 600 persons; notes that 89,17 % of the redundant workers eligible for EGF support are women.

9.      Welcomes that additionally, the Greek authorities will provide personalised services co-financed by the EGF for up to 500 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) under the age of 30 on the date of submission of the application, given that all of the redundancies referred to in paragraph 8 occur in the NUTS level 2 regions of Κεντρική Μακεδονία (Central Macedonia) (EL12), Θεσσαλία (Thessaly) (EL14) and Aττική (Attica) (EL30), which are eligible under the Youth Employment Initiative, hence the total number of beneficiaries is 1100;

10.    Notes that the Greek authorities decided to provide personalised services co-financed by the EGF to up to 500 NEETs under the age of 30; notes that, according to the application, the Greek authorities will use – among others – criteria aligned with the criteria included in the Greek Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan (i.e. young people at risk of exclusion, level of household income, education level, duration of unemployment, etc.), as well as expressions of interest; calls on the Greek authorities to bear in mind the social criteria and to ensure that the selection of the recipients of EGF support fully respects the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities;

11.    Supports the social criteria applied by the Greek authorities to identify the NEETs to be targeted by EGF measures, taking into account data on household income, education level and duration of unemployment; calls for the selection of the recipients to fully respect the principles of non-discrimination so as to give opportunities to those furthest away from the labour market;

12.    Calls on the Greek authorities to provide detailed information on the funded actions and outcomes in view of sharing best practices, especially with regard to the selection of and support provided to NEETs;

13.    Notes that the total budget for this EGF mobilisation is EUR 10 740 000, of which EUR 210 000 is dedicated to implementation, and that the financial contribution of the EGF amounts to EUR 6 444 000, which represents 60 % of the total costs;

14.    Notes that the contribution for preparatory activities, management, information and publicity, and control and reporting constitutes 1,96 % of the total budget; notes furthermore that is is planned to use almost half of this contribution for information and publicity;

15.    Welcomes the fact that, in order to provide workers with speedy assistance, the Greek authorities decided to initiate the implementation of the personalised services to the affected workers on 20 October 2014, ahead of the final decision on granting the EGF support for the proposed coordinated package;

16.    Notes that the Greek authorities have indicated that the co-ordinated package of personalised services has been drawn up in consultation with the representatives of the targeted beneficiaries (former Fokas employees and lawyers of the employees) and the Federation of Private Employees in Greece;

17.    Notes that the personalised services which are to be provided have been designed to take into account the specific needs of NEETs and consist of the following measures: occupational guidance, training, retraining and vocational training, contributions to business start-ups, job-search allowances, training allowances and mobility allowances;

18.    Underlines the importance of personalised services that aim to help the targeted beneficiaries to identify their skills and to establish a realistic career plan based on their interests and qualifications;

19.    Welcomes that monitoring is included among the measures proposed, providing for a follow-up of the participants during the six months that follow the end of the implementation of the measures;

20.    Notes that most of the requested funds are to support contribution to business start-ups (EUR 3 000 000) and training measures (EUR 2 960 000);

21.    Notes that the maximum eligible amount of EUR 15 000 will be granted to up to 200 selected workers and NEETs as a contribution to setting up their own businesses; underlines that the aim of this measure is to promote entrepreneurship by providing funding to viable business initiatives, which should result in the creation of further workplaces in the medium term; notes that this maximum eligible amount will be granted subject to specific conditions and the viability of the supported business start-ups;

22.    Emphasises the genuine added value and recommends the offer of active labour market measures; notes that approximately one third of the planned support consists of allowances and thus passive labour market measures;

23.    Notes that the cost of the training measures in this application is at a comparable level with previous applications from Greece; points out that there is a variation in these costs in similar applications from other Member States;

24.    Calls on the European Social Fund (ESF) measures planned within the new ESF programming period to complement the EGF plan and to facilitate the workers' reintegration in future-oriented and sustainable economic sectors; recalls that, in line with Article 7 of the EGF Regulation, the design of the coordinated package of personalised services supported by the EGF should anticipate future labour market perspectives and required skills and should be compatible with the shift towards a resource-efficient economy;

25.    Welcomes that the principles of equality of treatment and non-discrimination will be respected in the access to the proposed actions and their implementation;

26.    Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

27.    Instructs its President to sign the decision with the President of the Council and arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

28.    Instructs its President to forward this resolution, including its annex, to the Council and the Commission.

(1)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

OJ L 167, 29.6.2009, p. 26.


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2014/013, from Greece)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006(1), and in particular Article 15(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(2), and in particular Article 12 thereof,

Having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management(3), and in particular point 13 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)      The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established to provide support for workers made redundant and self-employed persons whose activity has ceased as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, as a result of a continuation of the global financial and economic crisis addressed in Regulation (EC) No 546/2009(4), or as a result of a new global financial and economic crisis and to assist them with their reintegration into the labour market.

(2)      The EGF shall not exceed a maximum annual amount of EUR 150 million (2011 prices), as laid down in Article 12 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013.

(3)      On 29 July 2014, Greece submitted an application to mobilise the EGF in respect of redundancies in Odyssefs Fokas S.A. in Greece, and supplemented it by additional information as provided for in Article 8(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013. This application complies with the requirements for determining a financial contribution from the EGF as laid down in Article 13 of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013.

(4)      In accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013, Greece has decided to also provide personalised services co-financed by the EGF to young persons not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

(5)      The EGF should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution of an amount of EUR 6 444 000 for the application submitted by Greece,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 6 444 000 in commitment and payment appropriations.

Article 2

This decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels,

For the European Parliament                      For the Council

The President                                                The President

(1)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

OJ L 167, 29.6.2009, p. 26.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

I. Background

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund has been created in order to provide additional assistance to workers suffering from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns.

According to the provisions of Article 12 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(1) and of Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013(2), the Fund may not exceed a maximum annual amount of EUR 150 million (2011 prices). The appropriate amounts are entered into the general budget of the Union as a provision.

As concerns the procedure, according to point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management(3), in order to activate the Fund the Commission, in case of a positive assessment of an application, presents to the budgetary authority a proposal for mobilisation of the Fund and, at the same time, a corresponding request for transfer. In the event of disagreement, a trilogue shall be initiated.

II. The Odyssefs Fokas application and the Commission's proposal

On 11 November 2014, the Commission adopted a proposal for a decision on the mobilisation of the EGF in favour of Greece to support the reintegration in the labour market of workers made redundant in Odyssefs Fokas S.A. operating in the economic sector classified under NACE Rev. 2 division 47 ('Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles') due to the global financial and economic crisis.

This is the twenty-first application to be examined under the 2014 budget and refers to the mobilisation of a total amount of EUR 6 444 000 from the EGF for Greece. It concerns a total of 600 beneficiaries and 500 NEETs. The application was sent to the Commission on 29 July 2014 and supplemented by additional information up to 23 September 2014. The Commission has concluded, in accordance with all applicable provisions of the EGF Regulation, that the application meets the conditions for a financial contribution from the EGF.

The Greek authorities argue that the Greek economy is for the sixth consecutive year (2008-2013) in deep recession. According to ELSTAT, the Greek Statistical Authority, since 2008 the Greek GDP has decreased by 25,7 percentage points, public consumption by 21 percentage points and private consumption by 32,3 percentage points whilst unemployment increased by 20,6 percentage points. Household consumption in Greece has been declining since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis and the figures have been worsening every year.

According to the Greek authorities, the events giving rise to the redundancies were mainly two: (1) the decrease of available household income ― due to the increase in the tax burden, decreasing salaries (of both private and public employees) and rising unemployment ― resulting in a huge drop of purchasing power; (2) the drastic reduction of loans to enterprises and individuals due to the lack of cash in the Greek banks.

Due to the drop of purchasing power of the Greek households following the decline of the Greek economy since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis, demand for products other than basic staples plummeted and the turnover of Odyssefs Fokas started declining accordingly. The reduction in turnover which resulted from the drop in consumption was aggravated by a tightening of credit, which made unworkable the attempts of Odyssefs Fokas to find a solution. In November 2013, twelve months after filing an application seeking protection from its creditors and after various evictions, the enterprise filed for bankruptcy resulting in the redundancies covered by this applicaton.

The personalised services which are to be provided to workers made redundant and to NEETs consist of the following actions which combine to form a co-ordinated package of personalised services: Occupational guidance, Training, retraining and vocational training, Contribution to business start-up, Job-search allowance and training allowance, Mobility allowance.

According to the Commission, the described measures constitute active labour market measures within the eligible actions set out in Article 7 of the EGF Regulation. These actions do not substitute passive social protection measures.

The Greek authorities have provided all necessary assurances regarding the following:

–           the principles of equality of treatment and non-discrimination will be respected in the access to the proposed actions and their implementation;

–           the requirements laid down in national and EU legislation concerning collective redundancies have been complied with;

–           the proposed actions will not receive financial support from other Union funds or financial instruments and any double financing will be prevented;

–           the proposed actions will be complementary with actions funded by the Structural Funds;

–           the financial contribution from the EGF will comply with the procedural and material Union rules on State aid.

Greece has notified the Commission that the financial contribution will be managed and controlled by the same bodies that manage and control the European Social Fund (ESF) funding in Greece. ESF Actions Coordination and Monitoring Authority (EYSEKT) will act as managing authority, the EDEL (Fiscal Audit Committee) as control authority and the Special Paying Authority Service as certification authority.

III. Procedure

In order to mobilise the Fund, the Commission has submitted to the Budget Authority a transfer request for a global amount of EUR 6 444 000 from the EGF reserve (40 02 43) to the EGF budget line (04 04 01).

This is the twenty-first transfer proposal for the mobilisation of the Fund transmitted to the Budgetary Authority to date during 2014.

The trilogue procedure shall be initiated in the event of disagreement, as provided for in Article 15(4) of the EGF Regulation.

According to an internal agreement, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee will be associated to the process, in order to provide constructive support and contribution to the assessment of the applications from the Fund.

(1)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(2)

OJ L 347, 30.12.2013, p. 855.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

ZP/ch D(2014)56458

M. Jean Arthuis

Chair of the Committee on Budgets

ASP 09G205

Subject: Opinion on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for the case EGF/2014/013 EL/Odyssefs Fokas from Greece (COM(2014) 702 final)

Dear Chair,

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) as well as its Working Group on the EGF examined the mobilisation of the EGF for the case EGF/2014/013 EL/Odyssefs Fokas and adopted the following opinion.

The EMPL committee and the Working Group on the EGF are in favour of the mobilisation of the Fund concerning this request. In this respect, the EMPL committee presents some remarks without, however, putting into question the transfer of the payments.

The deliberations of the EMPL committee are based on the following considerations:

A) Whereas this application is based on Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 (EGF Regulation) and relates to 600 workers dismissed in Odyssefs Fokas S.A. which operated in the NACE Rev. 2 division 47 ('Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles') mainly located in regions of Central Macedonia, Attica and Thessaly; whereas the reference period is from 3 February 2014 to 3 June 2014; whereas the application furthermore relates to 500 young persons not in employment, education or training (NEETs);

B) Whereas Greek authorities argues that the Greek economy is for the sixth consecutive year (2008-2013) in deep recession; according to ELSTAT, the Greek Statistical Authority, since 2008 the Greek GDP has decreased by 25.7 percentage points, public consumption by 21 percentage points and private consumption by 32.3 percentage points whilst unemployment increased by 20.6 percentage points; whereas the decline in GDP has widened the gap between the Greek per capita GDP and the per capita GDP of the EU, cancelling the progress towards economic convergence made by Greece in the 1995-2007 period;

C) Whereas household consumption in Greece has been declining since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis and the figures have been worsening every year;

D) Whereas the vast majority (89.17%) of the workers targeted by the measures are women and 10.83% are men; whereas the vast majority (84.83%) of the workers are between 30 and 54 years old, 6.50 % between 55 and 64 years old and 8.5 % are between 15 and 24 years old;

E) Whereas the Greek authorities argue that the redundancies in Odyssefs Fokas will further aggravate the unemployment situation, which already deteriorated as a result of the economic and financial crisis and seems to be particularly fragile;

F) Whereas Greece has the highest unemployment rates amongst EU Member states and the fifth highest worldwide;

G) Whereas most of the redundancies (90 %) are concentrated in Attica and Central Macedonia whilst about 10 % of the redundancies occurred in the region of Thessaly; whereas in Q4 2013, the unemployment rate in Attica (28.2 %) and Central Macedonia (30.3 %) was above the national average (27.5 %);

H) Whereas Attica accounts for 43 % of the Greek GDP; therefore the impact of the closure of businesses based in this region reaches the whole Greek economy.

Therefore, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs calls on the Committee on Budgets, as the committee responsible, to integrate the following suggestions in its motion for a resolution concerning the Greek application:

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the intervention criteria set out in Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 are met and that, therefore, Greece is entitled to a financial contribution under this regulation;

2.   Welcomes that monitoring is included among the measures proposed, providing for a follow-up of the participants during the six months that follow the end of the implementation of the measures;

3.  Notes that the Greek authorities decided to provide personalised services co-financed by the EGF to up to 500 NEETs under the age of 30; notes that according to the application the Greek authorities will use – among others –criteria aligned with the criteria included in the Greek Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan (i.e. young people at risk of exclusion, level of household income, education level, duration of unemployment, etc.), as well as expressions of interest; calls on the Greek authorities to bear in mind the social criteria and to ensure that the selection of the recipients of EGF support fully respects the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities;

4.  Notes that most of the requested fund is to support contribution to business start-up (EUR 3 000 000) and training measures (EUR 2 960 000);

5.  Notes that the maximum eligible amount of EUR 15 000 will be granted to up to 200 selected workers and NEETs as contribution to setting up their own businesses; underlines that the aim of this measure is to promote entrepreneurship by providing funding to viable business initiatives, which should result in the creation of further workplaces in the medium term; notes that this maximum eligible amount will be granted upon specific conditions and viability of the supported business start-ups;

6.  Notes that the cost of the training measures in this application are at a comparable level with previous applications from Greece; points out that there is a variation of these costs in similar applications from other Member States;

7.  Notes that the contribution for preparatory activities, management, information and publicity and control and reporting constitutes for 1.96 % of the total budget; notes furthermore that almost half of this budget is planned to be used for information and publicity.

Yours sincerely,

Marita ULVSKOG,

Acting Chair, 1st Vice-Chair


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr Jean ARTHUIS

Chairman

Committee on Budgets

European Parliament

ASP 09 G 205

1047 Brussels

Dear Mr. Arthuis,

Subject:           Mobilisations of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Three separate Commission proposals for decisions to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) have been referred for opinion to the Committee on Regional Development. I understand that it is intended that reports on each of these will be adopted in the Committee on Budgets in the course of one of its forthcoming meetings.

The rules applicable to financial contributions from the EGF are laid down in Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006; and in Point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission of 2 December 2013 on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management

-          COM(2014)0630 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 1 426 800 for active labour market measures aimed at re-integrating into employment 634 workers made redundant in in STX Finland Oy in Rauma, in Finland.

-          COM(2014)0662 is a proposal for an EGF contribution of EUR 918 000 for active labour market measures aimed at re-integrating into employment 760 workers made redundant in in GAD société anonyme simplifiée, in France.

-          COM(2014)0672 is a proposal for an EGF contribution of EUR 1 890 000 for active labour market measures aimed at re-integrating into employment 608 workers made redundant in Whirlpool Europe S.r.l. and five suppliers and downstream producers, in Italy.

-          COM(2014)0699 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 1 259 610 for active labour market measures aimed at re-integrating into employment 1 079 workers made redundant in Fiat Auto Poland and 21 of its suppliers, in Poland.

-          COM(2014)0701 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 25 937 813 for active labour market measures aimed at re-integrating into employment 5 213 workers made redundant in in Air France, in France.

-          COM(2014)0702 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 6 444 000 for active labour market measures aimed at re-integrating into employment 600 workers made redundant in Odyssefs Fokas S.A., in Greece.

The Committee coordinators have assessed these proposals, and asked me to write to you stating that this Committee has no objection to these mobilisations of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to allocate the above-mentioned amounts as proposed by the Commission.

Yours sincerely,

Iskra MIHAYLOVA


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

11.12.2014

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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28

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Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Richard Ashworth, Gérard Deprez, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Iris Hoffmann, Monika Hohlmeier, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Siegfried Mureşan, Victor Negrescu, Jan Olbrycht, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Paul Tang, Indrek Tarand, Marco Valli, Monika Vana, Daniele Viotti, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Pablo Echenique, Charles Goerens, Ernest Maragall, Andrey Novakov, Nils Torvalds

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Eric Andrieu, Kostas Chrysogonos, Isabella De Monte, Sylvie Guillaume

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