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PE 597.463v02-00 A8-0036/2017

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 the Netherlands – EGF/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail)

(COM(2016)0742 – C8‑0018/2017 – 2017/2014(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Nedzhmi Ali

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 ANNEX : LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
 ANNEX: LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL 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 the Netherlands –EGF/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail )

(COM(2016)0742 – C8‑0018/2017 –2017/2014(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0742 – C8‑0018/2017),

–  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 (A8-0036/2017),

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 the Netherlands submitted application EGF/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 47 (Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles) mainly in the NUTS level 2 regions of Drenthe (NL13) and Overijssel (NL21) and whereas 800 out of 1 096 redundant workers eligible for the EGF contribution are expected to participate in the measures;

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

F.  whereas there were significant changes in consumer sentiment, such as the decline in sales in the middle price category and the growing popularity of internet shopping; whereas the development of new shopping areas in many Dutch cities outside the city centres and the declining trust of consumers(4) in the economy also affected negatively the position of the conventional retail sector;

G.  whereas the Netherlands argues that the Dutch financial sector is, as a global player, bound by international rules, including rules for financial reserves, and that, as a consequence of having to meet the new international standards, the banks have lower resources than before for financing the economy;

H.   Whereas 1 096 redundancies were made in the retail sector between the 1 August 2015 and the 1 May 2016 in the regions of Drenthe and Overijssel, in the Netherlands;

I.  Whereas although retail and wholesale services provide 11 % of the Union's GDP and 15 % of total employment in the Union, that sector still suffers from the crisis;

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the conditions set out in point (b) of Article 4(1) of the EGF Regulation are met and that, therefore, the Netherlands are entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 1 818 750 under that Regulation, which represents 60 % of the total cost of EUR 3 031 250;

2.  Notes that the Netherlands submitted the application for a financial contribution from the EGF on 12 July 2016, and that the assessment of that application was finalised by the Commission on 29 November 2016 and notified to Parliament on 23 January 2017

3.  Notes that the retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycle sector, has been the subject of 6 other EGF applications, all based on the global financial and economic crisis(5);

4.  Notes that weak financial position of the bigger department stores made it impossible to invest in other shop models in order to achieve the necessary changes and to be competitive again;

5.  Points out that, in the Netherlands, the labour market is recovering slowly from the crisis and that the effects are still visible in certain sectors and, like the retail trade, some sectors have only more recently started to really suffer from the consequences of the financial and economic crisis;

6.  Notes many redundancies in the Dutch retail sector in the past few months with the main department stores of the sector suffering from bankruptcies, which triggered a total number of 27 052(6) redundancies in the period 2011-2015; notes with regret that the volume of goods sold in the retail sector followed this pattern moving from -2 % in 2011 to -4 % in 2013, with purchases still 2,7 % under the 2008 level(7);

7.  Emphasises that the retail sector accounts for a considerable share of employment (17-19 %) in the NUTS 2 level regions Drenthe and Overijssel; notes that 5 200 retail shops have gone bankrupt since the start of the crisis with the largest department stores being affected only recently; regrets that this has contributed to an increase of 3 461 in the number of recipients of unemployment benefit in the retail sector of those regions between January 2015 and March 2016(8);

8.  Regrets that younger workers are the most affected with 67,1 % of the targeted beneficiaries being below 30 years old;

9.  Stresses the long period spent by the targeted beneficiaries neither working nor in education or training, as well as the long period, of over one year, between the date when the last redundancy took place (1 May 2016) and the time when the applicant Member State will start receiving EGF support;

10.  Acknowledges the fact that the Netherlands has indicated that the application, particularly the coordinated package of personalised services, has been drawn up in consultation with stakeholders, social partners, representatives of the retail sector and of the regions concerned;

11.  Notes that the application does not include any allowances or incentives referred to in point (b) of Article 7(1) of the EGF Regulation; welcomes the decision to limit the costs of technical assistance to 4 % of the total costs, leaving 96 % to be used for the package of personalised services;

12.  Calls on the Commission to study new ways of reducing the delay in providing EGF support through reducing the bureaucracy of the applications procedure;

13.  Notes that the EGF co-funded personalised services for the redundant workers include assessments of participants’ capabilities, potentials and job perspectives; job search assistance and case management; a flexible “mobility pool” for job seekers and employers with temporary jobs; outplacement assistance; training and retraining including entrepreneurship promotion training, coaching and grants;

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 the Dutch 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, that they will be complementary with actions funded by the Structural Funds and that the requirements in national and Union legislation concerning collective redundancies will be complied with;

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.  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;

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

19.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

20.  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;

21.  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)

https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws/2016/11/consumentenvertrouwen-daalt-opnieuw

(5)

EGF/2010/010 CZ/Unilever, COM(2011)0061; EGF/2010/016 ES/Aragón retail, COM(2010)0615; EGF/2011/004 EL/ALDI Hellas, COM(2011)0580; EGF/2014/009_EL/Sprider stores, COM(2014)0620; EGF/2014/013_EL/Odyssefs Fokas, COM(2014)0702; EGF/2015/011_GR/Supermarket Larissa, COM(2016)0210.

(6)

  http://www.consultancy.nl/nieuws/11992/de-25-grootste-faillissementen-van-retailketens-en-winkels

(7)

  Focus on consumption, Economic Agency ABN-AMRO Mathijs Deguelle and Nico Klene. Volume development retail sector. 24 January 2014. Retail sector prognoses, Economic Agency ABN-AMRO Sonny Duijn paragraph 1. 22 January 2016.

(8)

  Figures by UWV April 2016


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following an application from the Netherlands – EGF/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail

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 12 July 2016, the Netherlands submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of redundancies in 6 enterprises operating in the retail trade sector in 2 regions (Drenthe and Overijssel) in the Netherlands. 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)  The EGF should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution of EUR 1 818 750 in respect of the application submitted by the Netherlands.

(5)  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 2017, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the amount of EUR 1 818 750 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)[1] and of  Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013(2)[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)[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 Netherlands’ application and the Commission's proposal

1.  On 29 November 2016, the Commission adopted a proposal for a decision on the mobilisation of the EGF in favour of the Netherlands to support the reintegration in the labour market of workers made redundant after the bankruptcy and closure of 6 enterprises in the NACE Rev. 2 division 47 (Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles) mainly in the NUTS(4)[4] level 2 region ofNL13 - Drenthe and NL21 - Overijssel.

Enterprises and number of dismissals within the reference period

Aktiesport (Drenthe)

41

Perry Sport (Drenthe)

19

Aktiesport (Overijssel)

84

Perry Sport (Overijssel)

36

Dolcis (Drenthe)

19

Scapino (Drenthe)

209

Dolcis (Overijssel)

44

Scapino (Overijssel)

213

Manfield (Drenthe)

11

V&D (Drenthe)

125

Manfield (Overijsse)

27

V&D (Overijssel)

268

Total no. of enterprises: 6

Total no. of dismissals:

1 096

Total no. of self-employed persons whose activity has ceased:

0

Total no. of eligible workers and self-employed persons:

1 096

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the 1st application to be examined under the 2017 budget and the 7th for the Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles, and refers to the mobilisation of a total amount of EUR 1 818 750 from the EGF for The Netherlands. It concerns 800 workers made redundant.

The application was sent to the Commission on 12 July 2016 and supplemented by additional information up to 6 September 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(1)(b) of the EGF Regulation.

Although the Dutch labour market is recovering slowly from the crisis the effects are still visible in certain sectors. Some sectors like the retail have only more recently started to really suffer from the consequences of the financial economic crisis. Some of the biggest retail shops in the Netherlands went bankrupt by the end of 2015. An analysis illustrates the 10 biggest bankruptcies in the retail sector over the years, the number of branches/shops that were closed and the number of jobs lost(5)[5]. The trend of bankruptcies was already going on in the middle of the crisis (2011-2013), first striking the smaller retail chains and now (2015-2016) the bigger ones(6)[6].

The 6 actions which are to be provided to workers made redundant consist of :

–  Intake: this measure will map the participants according to their capabilities, potentials and job perspectives. Every intake will conclude with an advice.

–  Job search assistance and case management: this measure will start with an offer for a customised programme. Among others it will include preparation of transfer documents, intensive job application training, organising job markets and intensive contacting of employers.

–   Mobility pool: this measure consists of a flexible pool for the job seekers and employers with temporary jobs. This service can be used for flexible deployment. This measure will provide work experience for the (retrained) workers and help them to present themselves to new employers.

–  Outplacement assistance: this measure will offer job orientation, job counselling and competence training.

–  Training and retraining: this measure will provide training, re-training and other educational facilities, for the retail sector and for new occupational profiles, such as transport, IT services, technical professions and others.

–  Entrepreneurship promotion training and coaching: some of the participants can use their commercial skills and experience to start their own business. This measure will provide training and coaching to them, by developing their skills, drafting a sustainable business plan and by guiding them through the legislative procedures.

–  Entrepreneurship promotion grant: this measure will give a grant for covering investment costs, if the participant will obtain the necessary skills and will have a sustainable business plan.

The above mentioned package of measures is additional to the regular services provided for dismissed persons. These measures are personalised and targeted at the dismissed worker, where entrepreneurship measures are targeted to a limited number of person with realistic business projects.

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 Netherlands 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 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 will submit to the Budget Authority a transfer of appropriation for a global amount of EUR 1 818 750.

This is the 1st transfer proposal for the mobilisation of the Fund transmitted to the Budgetary Authority to date during 2017.

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)

[1] OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(2)

[2] OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(3)

[3] OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

[4] CommissionRegulation (EU) No 1046/2012 of 8 November 2012 implementingRegulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European ParliamentandoftheCouncil on theestablishmentof a commonclassificationofterritorialunits for statistics (NUTS) as regardsthetransmissionofthe time series for thenewregionalbreakdown (OJ L 310, 9.11.2012, p. 34).

(5)

[5]               http://www.consultancy.nl/nieuws/11992/de-25-grootste-faillissementen-van-retailketens-en-winkels

(6)

[6]               http://overijssel.databank.nl/jive/jivereportcontents.ashx?report=home Theme economy


ANNEX : LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

D(2017)3389

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/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail

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/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail 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)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 (EGF Regulation) and relates to 1 096 workers made redundant in six entreprises operating in in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 47 – Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles;

B)  Whereas, in order to establish the link between the redundancies and major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, the Netherlands argues that retail is a sector in crisis with growing popularity of internet shopping and the development of new shopping areas outside the city centres combined with stricter banking rules, implemented as a result of the financial economic crisis, which meant that banks became more critical about providing credit to companies.

C)  Whereas 71,2% of the workers targeted by the measure are men and 28,8% are women; whereas 61,5% of the targeted beneficiaries are aged between 15 and 24 years, while 24,8% are between 30 and 54 years and 8% are between 55 and 64 years;

D)  Whereas this is the seventh EGF application concerning NACE sector 47 (retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles).

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 Dutch application:

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the intervention criteria set out in Article 4(1)(b) of the Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 are met and that, therefore, the Netherlands is entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 1 818 750 under this Regulation which represents 60% of the total cost of EUR 3 031 250;

2.  Notes that the Commission respected the deadline of 12 weeks from the reception of the completed application from the Dutch authorities until finalising its assessment on the compliance with the conditions for providing a financial contribution, on 29 November 2016, and notified it to Parliament on 23 January 2017;

3.  Emphasises that the retail sector accounts for a considerable share of employment (17-19%) in the NUTS 2 level regions concerned - Drenthe and Overeijssel; notes that 5 200 retail shops have gone bankrupt since the start of the crisis with the largest department stores being affected only recently; regrets that this has contributed to an increase of 3 461 in the number of unemployment benefit recipients in these regions’ retail sector between January 2015 and March 2016;

4.  Notes that the EGF co-funded personalised services for the redundant workers include assessments of participants’ capabilities, potentials and job perspectives; job search assistance and case management; a flexible “Mobility Pool” for the job seekers and employers with temporary jobs; outplacement assistance; training and retraining including entrepreneurship promotion training, coaching and grants;

5.  Welcomes the Netherlands’ assurance that the application, particularly the co-ordinated package of personalised services, has been drawn up in consultation with stakeholders, social partners, the dismissed workers, representatives of the retail sector and of the regions;

6.  Notes that the application does not include any allowances or incentives under Article

7 paragraph (1)(b) of the EGF regulation; welcomes the decision to limit the costs of technical assistance to 4% of the total costs leaving 96% to be used for the package of personalised services;

7.  Notes that the Dutch 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, that they will be complementary with actions funded by the Structural Funds and that the requirements in national and EU legislation concerning collective redundancies will be complied with;

8.  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 FROM 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 9 February 2017:

-  COM(2016)0742/1 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 1 818 750 for 1 096 workers made redundant in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 47 – Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. The redundancies made are located in the NUTS level 2 regions of NL13 - Drenthe and NL21 – Overijssel, in the Netherlands.

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

9.2.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

23

3

0

Members present for the final vote

Jean Arthuis, Richard Ashworth, Reimer Böge, Lefteris Christoforou, Manuel dos Santos, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Siegfried Mureşan, Jan Olbrycht, Stanisław Ożóg, Jordi Solé, Eleftherios Synadinos, Indrek Tarand, Isabelle Thomas, Inese Vaidere, Daniele Viotti, Tiemo Wölken, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Jean-Paul Denanot, Andrey Novakov, Ivan Štefanec, Marco Valli


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

23

+

ALDE

Jean Arthuis

EFDD

Marco Valli

ENF

Marco Zanni

PPE

Reimer Böge, Lefteris Christoforou, , José Manuel Fernandes, Ingeborg Gräßle, Siegfried Mureşan, Andrey Novakov, Jan Olbrycht, Inese Vaidere, , Ivan Štefanec

S&D

Jean-Paul Denanot, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, , Isabelle Thomas, Daniele Viotti, Tiemo Wölken, Manuel dos Santos

Verts/ALE

Jordi Solé, Indrek Tarand

3

-

ECR

Richard Ashworth, Stanisław Ożóg

NI

Eleftherios Synadinos

0

0

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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