There have recently been reports in the press that there has been only very limited interest in applying for funding from the Globalisation Fund. Since the fund was set up in 2006, there have been only a very few applications for a share of the EUR 500 million in the fund.
Will the Commission explain what the current position is with the Globalisation Fund? How many applications for funding have been made to the Globalisation Fund? Lastly, what events trigger an application to the Globalisation Fund?