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PE 594.034v02-00 A8-0379/2016

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application from Spain – EGF/2016/004 ES/Comunidad Valenciana automotive)

(COM(2016)0708 – C8‑0454/2016 – 2016/2298(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Esteban González Pons

AMENDMENTS
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 RESPONSIBLE

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 (application from Spain – EGF/2016/004 ES/Comunidad Valenciana automotive))

(COM(2016)0708 – C8‑0454/2016 – 2016/2298(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0708 – C8‑0454/2016),

–  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 (A8-0379/2016),

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 of the global financial and economic crisis and to assist their reintegration into the labour market;

B.  whereas the Union’s financial assistance to workers 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 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 Spain submitted application EGF/2016/004 ES/ Comunidad Valenciana automotive for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 29 (Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers) mainly in the NUTS level 2 region of Comunidad Valenciana (ES52) and whereas 250 redundant workers eligible for the EGF contribution are expected to participate in the measures;

E.  whereas the application was submitted under the intervention criteria set out in Article 4(2) of the EGF Regulation, derogating from the criteria set out in point (b) of Article 4(1) which requires that at least 500 workers be made redundant over a reference period of nine months in enterprises operating in the same economic sector defined at NACE Revision 2 Division and located in one region or two contiguous regions defined at NUTS 2 level in a Member State;

F.  whereas the EU-27 faced a production decline for motor vehicles of 0,5 million units in 2015 compared to 2006 (from 18,7 million units in 2006 to 18,2 million units in 2015) while global production increased by 31,1 % (from 69,2 million units in 2006 to 90,9 million units in 2015)(4), notably in China as well as other South-East Asian economies;

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the conditions set out in Article 4(2) of the EGF Regulation are met and that, therefore, Spain is entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 856 800 under that Regulation, which represents 60 % of the total cost of EUR 1 428 000, for reintegration into the labour market of 250 workers made redundant;

2.  Considers that the provision of support to former employees of small and medium-sized enterprises also justifies the approval of an application concerning fewer than 500 redundancies;

3.  Notes that Spain submitted the application for a financial contribution from the EGF on 21 June 2016, and that the assessment of that application was finalised by the Commission on 8 November 2016 and notified to Parliament that same day;

4.  Notes that the Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers sector has been the subject of 23 EGF applications, 13 of which were based on trade related globalisation(5) and 10 on the global financial and economic crisis(6); notes that 3 of those EGF applications were from Spain (EGF/2008/002 ES Delphi, EGF/2008/004 ES Castilla y León and Aragón and EGF/2010/002 ES Cataluña automotive);

5.  Notes that the decrease in the Union market share of the automotive industry is part of a longer-term trend, as has been stated by the Commission in its assessments of previous EGF automotive cases based on trade related globalisation, with the Union losing almost half of its market share between 2000 and 2015;

6.  Points out that, in Spain, the decline in car production triggered a reduction in both enterprises and jobs and that in Comunidad Valenciana 62 of a total of 187 automotive enterprises stopped their activities in the period 2008 – 2014, representing a decline of 33,16 %;

7.  Notes that Bosal S.A. started operations in 1986 when the Sagunto area was declared a “Preferential Reindustrialization Area” following redundancies in the local blast furnace; notes that the bankruptcy and closure of Bosal S.A. caused the loss of 250 jobs in the town of Sagunto, representing a relatively large number of jobs in that town, and has a serious impact on the local and regional economy, in particular considering the specific characteristics of a small town in a rural area which has seriously suffered from the economic crisis as well as the consequences of the globalisation process in the automotive sector; recalls that the unemployment rate in Comunidad Valenciana is still 20,17 %(7), although employment has shown signs of recovery;

8.  Regrets the increase in the number of unemployed persons in Sagunto between 2007 (2 778) and 2015 (6 437) and the unemployment rate of 25,8 % that further aggravates the already fragile situation in the area;

9.  Underlines that of the total number of redundant workers concerned by this application, 71 % are over 45 years old, 78 % had been employed by the same enterprise for at least 15 consecutive years and 50 % have no educational qualifications; notes, in addition, there have been no recent plant openings in the area; points out that all those circumstances make them highly vulnerable in a context of insufficient job creation, increasing the difficulties in finding new employment;

10.  Notes that Spain is planning 12 different actions, of which 6 are personalised services, such as information sessions, occupational guidance, job placement or promotion of entrepreneurship, and 6 are allowances and incentives for redundant workers covered by this application, such as contributions to commuting expenses and change of residence, or hiring benefits; points out that those actions constitute active labour market measures;

11.  Welcomes Spain’s decision to offer training measures focused on vocational licensing, such as that required for passenger transport, and on sectors or areas where opportunities exist or will arise, such as the food sector, cooking, occupational risk prevention and quality control and environmental standards, heating, ventilation and air conditioning projects and the maintenance of industrial equipment; endorses the offer of training in skills that contribute to better job performance such as Information and Communications Technology, foreign languages and business management;

12.  Welcomes the willingness of the representatives of the former workers of Bosal (the enterprise which made redundant a majority of the workers concerned by this application) to support an application for EGF funding and their involvement in designing the measures to be offered to redundant workers; notes that the social partners, the relevant employer's association and the local (Sagunto) authorities were also involved in this process;

13.  Notes that the income support measures will be less than 25 % of the overall package of personalised measures, well below the maximum of 35 % set out in the EGF Regulation and that those actions are conditional on the active participation of the targeted beneficiaries in job-search or training activities;

14.  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 and sustainable economy;

15.  Notes that Spain confirms that the eligible actions do not receive assistance from other Union financial instruments; reiterates its call to the Commission to present a comparative evaluation of those data in its annual reports in order to ensure full respect for existing regulations and that no duplication of Union-funded services can occur;

16.  Recalls the importance of improving the employability of all workers by means of adapted training and the recognition of skills and competences gained throughout a worker's professional career; expects the training on offer in the coordinated package to be adapted not only to the needs of the dismissed workers but also to the actual business environment;

17.  Believes that more widespread use of the derogation from the eligibility thresholds particularly to benefit SMEs employees, extension of the reference periods and the possibility of including workers who have been providing related services to the reference company, should be assessed carefully, case by case, seeking in every way to limit distorted use of the EGF budget; agrees therefore with the Commission decision to grant help to 250 workers from 29 enterprises in the Comunidad Valenciana region;

18.  Reiterates that assistance from the EGF must not replace actions which are the responsibility of companies by virtue of national law or collective agreements nor of measures for restructuring companies or sectors;

19.  Asks the Commission to ensure public access to the documents related to EGF cases;

20.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

21.  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;

22.  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)

OICA data base: http://www.oica.net/category/production-statistics/

(5)

EGF/2016/004 ES Comunidad Valenciana automotive industry, COM(2016)0708; EGF/2007/001 FR PSA suppliers. COM(2007)0415; EGF/2007/010 PT Lisboa Alentejo. COM(2008)094; EGF/2008/002 ES Delphi. COM(2008)0547; EGF/2008/004 ES Castilla y León Aragón. COM(2009)0150; EGF/2009/013 DE Karmann. COM(2010)007; EGF/2012/005 SE Saab, COM(2012)0622; EGF/2012/008 IT De Tomaso; COM(2013)0469; EGF/2013/006 PL Fiat Auto Poland, COM(2014)0699¸ EGF/2013/012 BE Ford Genk, COM(2014)0532; EGF/2014/006 FR PSA, COM(2014)0560; EGF/2015/003 BE Ford Genk, COM(2015)0336 and EGF/2015/009 SE Volvo Trucks, COM(2016)061

(6)

EGF/2009/007 SE Volvo, COM(2009)0602 EGF/2009/009 AT Steiermark, COM(2009)0602; EGF/2009/019 FR Renault, COM(2011)0420; EGF/2010/002 ES Cataluña automotive, COM(2010)0453; EGF/2010/004 PL Wielkopolskie, COM(2010)0616; EGF/2010/015 FR Peugeot, COM(2012)0461; EGF/2010/031 BE General Motors Belgium, COM(2011)0212; EGF/2011/003 DE Arnsberg and Düsseldorf automotive, COM(2011)0447; EGF/2011/005 PT Norte-Centro automotive, COM(2011)0664; and EGF/2015/002 DE Adam Opel, COM(2015)0342.

(7)

EPA Q3 2016. http://www.ine.es/infografias/tasasepa/desktop/tasas.html?t=0&lang=es


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following application from Spain – EGF/2016/004 ES/Comunidad Valenciana automotive

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 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(2), and in particular point 13 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)  The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aims 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, 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 is not to exceed a maximum annual amount of EUR 150 million (2011 prices), as laid down in Article 12 of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013(3).

(3)  On 21 June 2016, Spain submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of redundancies in 29 enterprises in the automotive sector in Spain. It was supplemented by additional information provided in accordance with Article 8(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013. That 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 4(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013, the application from Spain is considered admissible since the redundancies have a serious impact on employment and the local, regional or national economy.

(5)  The EGF should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution of EUR 856 800 in respect of the application submitted by Spain.

(6)  In order to minimise the time taken to mobilise the EGF, this decision should apply from the date of its adoption,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2016, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the amount of EUR 856 800 in commitment and payment appropriations.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from [the date of its adoption](4)*.

Done at,

For the European Parliament  For the Council

The President  The President

(1)

  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(2)

  OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(3)

  Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884).

(4)

*   Date to be inserted by the Parliament before the publication in OJ.


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. Spain’s application and the Commission's proposal

On 8 November 2016, the Commission adopted a proposal for a decision on the mobilisation of the EGF in favour of Spain to support the reintegration in the labour market of workers made redundant after the bankruptcy and closure of Bosal S.A., the enterprise which made redundant most of the workers concerned by this application, and operating in the NACE Rev. 2 division 29 (Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers’) mainly in the NUTS(4) level 2 region of Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana - ES52).

This is the 10th application to be examined under the 2016 budget and the 23rd for the Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers sector and refers to the mobilisation of a total amount of EUR 856 800 from the EGF for Spain. It concerns 250 workers made redundant.

The application was sent to the Commission on 21 June 2016 and supplemented by additional information up to 16 August 2016. 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, as referred to in Article 4(2) of the EGF Regulation.

Bosal S.A. started operations in the town of Sagunto in 1986. Its core business was the manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles (in particular automotive exhaust systems, catalytic converters, etc.). Bosal started producing mainly for the Spanish automotive market. However, production was diversified later and the enterprise manufactured original components also for other automotive markets. Since 2012, the enterprise has been in difficulties due to the decline in vehicle production in the EU. To adjust production capacity to demand and reduce costs, Bosal made use of compulsory reduced work schedules, which were applied to all staff. However, these measures did not work out and on 15 January 2015 the enterprise declared bankruptcy and was put under special administration.

The actions which are to be provided to workers made redundant consist of 12 different measures: 6 are personalised services actions in accordance with Article 7(1)(a) and (c) of the EGF Regulation and types of measures and 6 are allowances and incentives as referred to in Article 7(1)(b) of the EGF Regulation. Personalised services actions represents more than 75% of the overall amount.

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.

Spain has 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 dismissing enterprises, which has continued its activities after the lay-offs, has complied with its legal obligations governing the redundancies and provided for their workers accordingly,

–  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.

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 856 000 from the EGF reserve (40 02 43) to the EGF budget line (04 04 01).

This is the 10th transfer proposal for the mobilisation of the Fund transmitted to the Budgetary Authority to date during 2016.

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 should 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, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1046/2012 of 8 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) as regards the transmission of the time series for the new regional breakdown (OJ L 310, 9.11.2012, p. 34).


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS.

CF/jb

D(2016)50456

Mr 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/2016/004 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Automotive

Dear Chair,

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and its Working Group on the EGF examined the mobilisation of the EGF for the case EGF/2016/004 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Automotive and adopted the following opinion.

The EMPL Committee and the EGF Working Group 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(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 (EGF Regulation) and relates to 250 workers made redundant in 29 entreprises operating in in the economic sectors classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 29 (Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers);

B)  Whereas, in order to establish the link between the redundancies and major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, Spain argues that the European automotive industry has lost significant market share within the past decade and that a main driving force behind this trend is the geographical shift in consumption linked to globalisation, in particular the rapid growth in demand on the Asian market from which EU manufacturers are less able to benefit, being traditionally less well positioned on these markets;

C)  Whereas the European car industry has also been hit by the decline in domestic demand resulting from the economic and financial crisis with the total number of registrations still being below the levels reached in the years prior to the economic and financial crisis;

D)  Whereas over 96% of the workers targeted by the measure are men; whereas 23,2% of the targeted beneficiaries are aged between 55 and 64 years and 76,4% between 30 and 54 years;

E)  Whereas Spain has submitted nine EGF applications in support of workers made redundant in the Comunidad Valenciana region since 2009, in a variety of sectors, most recently EGF/2014/004 ES Comunidad Valenciana metal, which was submitted and approved in 2014;

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 Spanish application:

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the intervention criteria set out in Article 4(2) of the Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 are met and that, therefore, Spain is entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 856 800 under this Regulation which represents 60% of the total cost of EUR 1 428 000;

2.  Notes that the Commission respected the deadline of 12 weeks from the reception of the completed application from the Spanish authorities, on 16 August 2016, until finalising its assessment on the compliance with the conditions for providing a financial contribution, on 8 November 2016, and notified it to Parliament on the same day;

3.  Emphasises that Sagunto, the territory affected by the redundancies, has seen many companies linked to the automotive industry close or strongly reduce their activity since 2008, owing to the effect of the economic and financial crisis and globalization in car manufacture, this resulting in reduced working time and redundancies;

4.  Regrets the increase in the number of unemployed persons in Sagunto between 2007 (2 778) and 2015 (6 437) and the unemployment rate of 25,8%;

5.  Acknowledges that this case involves exceptional circumstances having a serious impact on employment and the local, regional or national economy given that 250 jobs lost in Sagunto is a large number for a small-town and rural area;

6.  Considers that the provision of support to former employees of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises also justifies the approval of an application concerning fewer than 500 redundancies;

7.  Notes that, of the redundant workers concerned by this application, 71% are over 45 years old, 78% had been employed by the same enterprise for at least 15 continuous years and 50% has no educational qualifications, which made them highly vulnerable in an area where jobs are scarce;

8.  Welcomes Spain’s decision to offer training measures focused on vocational licensing, such as that required for passenger transport, and on sectors or areas where opportunities exist or will arise, such as the food sector, cooking, occupational risk prevention and quality control and environmental standards, heating, ventilation and air conditioning projects and the maintenance of industrial equipment; endorses the offer of training in skills that contribute to better job performance such as Information and Communications Technology, foreign languages and business management;

9.  Welcomes the willingness of the representatives of the former workers of Bosal (the enterprise which made redundant a majority of the workers concerned by this application) to support an application for EGF funding and their involvement in designing the measures to be offered to workers; notes that the social partners, the relevant employer's association and the local (Sagunto) authorities were also involved in this process;

10.  Notes that the income supports measures will be less than 25% of the overall package of personalised measures, well below the maximum 35% set out in the Regulation and that these actions are conditional on the active participation of the targeted beneficiaries in job-search or training activities;

11.  Notes that the Spanish authorities have provided assurances that the proposed actions will not receive financial support from other Union funds or financial instruments, that any double financing will be prevented and that they will be complementary with actions funded by the Structural Funds;

12.  Welcomes Spain’s confirmation that a financial contribution from the EGF will not replace actions the enterprise concerned is required to take by virtue of national law or pursuant to collective agreements;

13.  Recalls that in line with Article 7 of the Regulation, the design of the coordinated package of personalised services should anticipate future labour market perspectives and required skills and should be compatible with the shift towards a resource-efficient and sustainable economy.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas HÄNDEL

EMPL Chair


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr Jean ARTHUIS

Chairman

Committee on Budgets

European Parliament

Subject:  Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Dear Mr. Arthuis,

A Commission proposal for a decision to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) has been referred for opinion to the Committee on Regional Development. I understand that it is intended that a report on this will be adopted in the Committee on Budgets on 8 December 2016:

-  COM(2016)0708 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 856 800 for 250 workers made redundant in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 29 (Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers) in the NUTS level 2 region of Comunidad Valenciana (ES52), in Spain.

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.

The Committee coordinators have assessed this proposal, and asked me to write to you reporting that the majority of this Committee has no objection to this mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to allocate the above-mentioned amount as proposed by the Commission.

Yours sincerely,

Iskra MIHAYLOVA


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

8.12.2016

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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28

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Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Richard Ashworth, Jean-Paul Denanot, Gérard Deprez, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Ingeborg Gräßle, Monika Hohlmeier, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Siegfried Mureşan, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Indrek Tarand, Monika Vana, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Xabier Benito Ziluaga, Bill Etheridge, Ivana Maletić, Andrey Novakov, Nils Torvalds, Derek Vaughan, Tomáš Zdechovský

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

Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, José Blanco López, Edouard Ferrand, Valentinas Mazuronis, József Nagy, Claudia Schmidt

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