Procedure : 2018/2014(BUD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0033/2018

Texts tabled :

A8-0033/2018

Debates :

Votes :

PV 01/03/2018 - 8.11

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2018)0053

REPORT     
PDF 413kWORD 69k
23.2.2018
PE 615.522v02-00 A8-0033/2018

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/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel)

(COM(2017)0686 – C8‑0011/2018 – 2018/2014(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
 INFORMATION ON ADOPTION 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 Spain – EGF/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel )

(COM(2017)0686 – C8‑0011/2018 – 2018/2014(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2017)0686 – C8‑0011/2018),

–  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 (A8-0033/2018),

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;

C.  whereas Spain submitted application EGF/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel for a financial contribution from the EGF, following 303 redundancies in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 14 (Manufacture of wearing apparel) in the NUTS level 2 region of Galicia (ES11) in Spain;

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

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the conditions set out in Article 4(2) of the EGF Regulation are met and that Spain is entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 720 000 under that Regulation, which represents 60 % of the total cost of EUR 1 200 000;

2.  Notes that the Spanish authorities submitted the application on 19 July 2017, and that, following the provision of additional information by Spain, the Commission finalised its assessment on 28 November 2017 and notified it to Parliament on 15 January 2018;

3.  Notes that Spain argues that the redundancies are linked to major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, more particularly to the liberalisation of trade in textiles and clothing following the expiry of the World Trade Organisation Multifibre Arrangement at the end of 2004 which has led to radical changes in the structure of world trade;

4.  Recalls that the redundancies that occurred in five enterprises are expected to put an enormous strain on the territory affected and that the impact of the layoffs is linked to the difficulties of redeployment, due to the scarcity of jobs, since the territory is away from the major industrial centres, to the low educational background of the dismissed workers, to their specific vocational skills developed in a sector now in decline, and to the high number of job seekers;

5.  Emphasises that Ordes, the region affected by the redundancies, is highly dependent on the clothing industry and has seen a sharp decline in the number of clothing enterprises in recent years; regrets that the GDP per capita of the region has also been declining;

6.  Considers that, taking into account the declining population, GDP per capita and industrial base of the region concerned, the application meets the criteria for EGF intervention despite involving fewer than 500 redundancies;

7.  Is aware that the increase in imports into the Union has put a downward pressure on prices, which has had a negative effect on the financial position of enterprises in the Union textiles sector and has triggered a general trend in the textile and clothing industry to off-shore production in lower cost countries outside the Union; acknowledges that, in Galicia, this has resulted in a constant decrease in the number of clothing companies and, therefore, in an increase in redundancies;

8.  Underlines that 83,5 % of the targeted beneficiaries are women and that the large majority of them are between 30 and 54 years old; in view of this, acknowledges the importance of active labour market measures co-funded by the EGF for improving the chances of reintegrating this vulnerable group into the labour market;

9.  Is concerned at the fact that such lay-offs may further compound the unemployment situation that the region in question has been facing since the onset of the economic and financial crisis;

10.  Notes that Spain is planning six types of actions for the redundant workers covered by this application: (i) welcome sessions and preparatory workshops, (ii) occupational guidance, (iii) training, (iv) intensive job-search assistance, (v) tutoring after reintegration into work, (vi) incentives; considers the contribution to the expenses for carers of dependent persons to be of particular importance in view of the profile of the redundant workers;

11.  Considers that the vocational training to be provided must broaden the spectrum of opportunities for the unemployed people, that the training activities should be related to a prospective study of employment trends, which should be included within the actions of this financing, and that it should expand the options of professional careers without any gender bias or limitation to non-qualified employment.

12.  Considers that the approved programme should support, through advice and financial support, initiatives for the formation of cooperatives to be undertaken by the persons receiving the personalised services envisaged.

13.  Points out that the coordinated package of personalised services benefiting from the EGF should be targeted, in terms of its design, to initiatives conducive to employment, to the upskilling of workers and to making the most of their employment histories as to reach out to the business community, including cooperatives, and should be coordinated with existing Union programmes, including the European Social Fund;

14.  Acknowledges that the coordinated package of personalised services has been drawn up in consultation with the social partners;

15.  Regrets that this application does not include any measures for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) given the tendency for young people to move away from the region in search of greater economic opportunities.

16.  Notes that the income support measures will constitute 18,21 % 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;

17.  Recalls that in accordance with Article 7 of the EGF 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; welcomes Spain’s declaration that the coordinated package shows great potential to facilitate such a shift.

18.  Stresses that the Spanish authorities have confirmed that the eligible actions do not receive assistance from other Union funds or financial instruments;

19.  Welcomes Spain’s confirmation that a financial contribution from the EGF will not replace actions the enterprises concerned are required to take by virtue of national law or pursuant to collective agreements, or measures for restructuring companies or sectors;

20.  Calls on the Commission to urge national authorities to provide more details, in future proposals, on the sectors which have growth prospects and are therefore likely to hire people, as well as to gather substantiated data on the impact of the EGF funding, including on the quality of jobs and the reintegration rate achieved through the EGF;

21.  Recalls its appeal to the Commission to assure public access to all the documents related to EGF cases;

22.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

23.  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;

24.  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.


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following an application from Spain – EGF/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel

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 19 July 2017, Spain submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of redundancies in 5 enterprises operating in the manufacture of wearing apparel sector in the region of Galicia 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 economy.

(5)  The EGF should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution of EUR 720 000 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 2018, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the amount of EUR 720 000 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 28 November 2017, 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 by five enterprises operating in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 14 (Manufacture of wearing apparel) in the NUTS level 2 region of Galicia (ES11) in Spain. The proposal was transmitted to the European Parliament on 15 January 2018.

This is the first application to be examined under the 2018 budget and the fifth in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 14 (Manufacture of wearing apparel) since the establishment of the EGF. It is the second application concerning redundancies in SMEs operating in the clothing sector in Galicia. It concerns 303 workers made redundant and refers to the mobilisation of a total amount of EUR 720 000 from the EGF for Spain.

The application was sent to the Commission on 19 July 2017 and supplemented by additional information by 13 September 2017. The Commission finalised its assessment on 6 December 2017 and 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.

Spain argues that the redundancies are linked to major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, more particularly to the liberalisation of trade in textiles and clothing. The increase of imports into the EU put a downward pressure on prices, which had a negative effect on the financial position of enterprises in the textiles sector in the EU and triggered a general trend in the textiles and clothing industry to off-shore production to lower cost countries outside the EU. In Galicia, this has resulted in a constant decrease in the number of clothing companies (-26 % over the period 2010-2016) and thus in an increase in redundancies.

The dismissals occurred in five enterprises in the territory of Ordes/Órdenes, which has been suffering from the decline in the number of clothing enterprises resulting from end of activities or production off-shore, following the increase in imports of wearing apparel into the EU. Unemployment in the manufacturing sector in Ordes increased by 40 % over the period December 2016 - April 2017, when a majority of the redundancies concerned occurred.

Spain is confronted with exceptional circumstances having a serious impact on employment and the local, regional or national economy: The inland territories in Galicia face depopulation issues and lack of jobs, as people move and concentrate near the economic poles.

A large number of redundant workers are women and the large majority of them are between 30 and 54 years old. Active labour market measures co-funded by the EGF are all the more important for improving the chances of reintegration in the labour market of this vulnerable group.

The six types of actions to be provided to redundant workers and for which EGF co-funding is requested consist of:

– Welcome sessions and preparatory workshops: include general information on available counselling and training programmes; and on allowances and incentives; the profiling of the participant workers, as well as more in-depth information on redeployment, sectors which require licensing or certificates of professional competence, certification of competencies and soft skills acquired in work situations; and how to complete compulsory education.

– Occupational guidance towards dependent employment or self-employment will be provided throughout the implementation period.

– Training on key competencies, horizontal competencies, vocational training such as training to higher-value-added occupations within the clothing sector, geriatric care and social and health care for dependents, warehousing, monitor in leisure and recreation, as well as preparation for tests towards recognition of skills acquired through work experience/recognition of prior learning and training towards entrepreneurship.

– Intensive job-search assistance, including active research of the local and regional employment opportunities (also for self-employed persons) and job-matching.

– Tutoring after reintegration into work: the workers reintegrated into employment will be guided during the first months to prevent possible problems arising in their new jobs.

– Incentives: including participation incentive; contribution to commuting expenses; contribution to the expenses for carers of dependent persons; and income compensation for those reintegrating into employment as self-employed persons.

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 and do not substitute passive social protection measures.

The Spanish 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 dismissing enterprises, which have continued their activities after the lay-offs, have complied with their 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 aids.

Spain has notified the Commission that the source of national pre-financing or co-funding are funds of the autonomous region Galicia. The financial contribution will be managed and controlled by the same bodies that manage and control the ESF. The Xunta de Galicia will be the intermediate body for the managing authority.

III.  Procedure

In order to mobilise the Fund, the Commission has submitted to the Budgetary Authority a request to transfer a global amount of EUR 720 000 from the EGF reserve (40 02 43) to the EGF budget line (04 04 01).

This is the second transfer proposal for the mobilisation of the Fund transmitted to the Budgetary Authority to date during 2018.

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 contribute 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.


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

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/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel

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/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel 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(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 (EGF Regulation) and relates to 303 workers made redundant in five entreprises operating in in the economic sectors classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 14 (Manufacture of wearing apparel);

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 liberalisation of trade in textiles and clothing — following the expiry of the World Trade Organisation Multifibre Arrangement at the end of 2004 — has led to radical changes in the structure of world trade including a large increase in EU imports of clothing;

C)  Whereas 83,5% of the workers targeted by the measure are women and 16,5% are women; whereas 71,62% of the targeted beneficiaries are aged between 30 and 54 years and 23,43% are between 55 and 64 years;

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 720 000 under this Regulation which represents 60% of the total cost of EUR 1 200 000;

2.  Emphasises that Ordes, the territory affected by the redundancies, is highly dependent on the clothing industry and has seen a sharp decline in the number of clothing enterprises in recent years; regrets that the per capita GDP has also been declining;

3.  Considers that the declining population, GDP per capita and industrial base of the territory concerned mean that the application meets the criteria for EGF intervention despite involving fewer than 500 redundancies;

4.  Welcomes the decision to offer training measures aimed at making the redundant workers ready for employment in higher-value-added occupations within the clothing sector and in occupations with stronger growth potential including geriatric care and social and health care for dependents, warehousing, leisure and recreation;

5.  Notes that the EGF co-funded personalised services for the redundant workers include welcome sessions and preparatory workshops, occupational guidance training, intensive job-search assistance, tutoring after reintegration into work, and incentives; considers the contribution to the expenses for carers of dependent persons to be of particular importance in view of the profile of the redundant workers;

6.  Regrets that this application does not include any measures for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) given the tendency for young people to move away from the region in search of greater economic opportunites.

7.  Welcomes the involvement of the social partners in drawing up the co-ordinated package of personalised and their participation in round tables where the measures to be provided were discussed;

8.  Notes that the income supports measures will be 18,21% 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;

9.  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;

10.  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;

11.  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; welcomes Spain’s declaration that the coordinated package shows great potential to facilitate such a shift.

Yours sincerely,

Marita ULVSKOG

Acting 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 21-22 February 2018:

-  COM(2017)0686 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 720 000 for 303 workers made redundant in five companies of the manufacturing sector in Spain. The enterprises operate in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 14 (Manufacture of wearing apparel). The redundancies are located in the NUTS level 2 region of Galicia (ES11).

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


INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

22.2.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

30

1

1

Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Lefteris Christoforou, Gérard Deprez, Manuel dos Santos, André Elissen, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Esteban González Pons, John Howarth, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Siegfried Mureşan, Jan Olbrycht, Urmas Paet, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Jordi Solé, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Indrek Tarand, Isabelle Thomas, Inese Vaidere, Daniele Viotti, Tiemo Wölken, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Xabier Benito Ziluaga, Jean-Paul Denanot, Janusz Lewandowski, Ivana Maletić, Pavel Poc, Tomáš Zdechovský


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

30

+

ALDE

Nedzhmi Ali, Gérard Deprez, Urmas Paet

ECR

Zbigniew Kuźmiuk

ENF

Marco Zanni

GUE/NGL

Xabier Benito Ziluaga

PPE

Lefteris Christoforou, José Manuel Fernandes, Esteban González Pons, Janusz Lewandowski, Ivana Maletić, Siegfried Mureşan, Jan Olbrycht, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Inese Vaidere, Tomáš Zdechovský, Patricija Šulin

S&D

Jean-Paul Denanot, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, John Howarth, Vladimír Maňka, Pavel Poc, Isabelle Thomas, Daniele Viotti, Tiemo Wölken, Manuel dos Santos

Verts/ALE

Jordi Solé, Indrek Tarand

1

-

ENF

André Elissen

1

0

NI

Eleftherios Synadinos

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

Last updated: 26 February 2018Legal notice