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PE 539.586v03-00 A8-0017/2014

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2013/002 BE/Carsid from Belgium)

(COM(2014)0553 – C8-0136/2014 – 2014/2071(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Petri Sarvamaa

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

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2013/002 BE/Carsid from Belgium)

(COM(2014)0553 – C8-0136/2014 – 2014/2071(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2014)0553 – C8-0136/2014),

–   having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund(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 (A8-0017/2014),

A. whereas the Union has set up legislative and budgetary instruments to provide additional support to workers who are suffering from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns 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 for 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 Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013(4) reflects the agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council to reintroduce the crisis mobilisation criterion, to increase 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 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 Belgium submitted application EGF/2013/02 BE/Carsid for a financial contribution from the EGF, following 939 redundancies, with 752 persons expected to participate in the measures, linked to the closure of the production plant of Carsid SA (‘Carsid’)(5) located in Marcinelle near Charleroi in Belgium during the reference period from 28 September 2012 to 28 January 2013,

E.  whereas the financial contribution requested from the EGF amounts to EUR 911 934 (50% of the total budget);

F.  whereas the application fulfils the eligibility criteria laid down in the EGF Regulation,

1.  Notes that the application is based on Article 2(a) of the EGF Regulation ; agrees with the Commission that the conditions set out in the EGF Regulation are met and that, therefore, Belgium is entitled to a financial contribution under that Regulation;

2.  Notes that the Belgian authorities submitted the application for EGF financial contribution on 2 April 2013, supplemented it by additional information up to 4 July 2014 and that its assessment was made available by the Commission on 5 September 2014;

3.  Notes that the relatively long procedure from the date of the first redundancies until the assessment of the application allowed for the collection of precise information related to this case;

4.  Expresses concerns about the length of this instruction period and recalls that the EGF should intervene as quickly as possible;

5.  Welcomes the fact that, in order to provide workers with speedy assistance, the Belgian authorities decided to initiate the implementation of the personalised services to the affected workers on 1 October 2012, well ahead of the final decision on granting the EGF support for the proposed coordinated package;

6.  Welcomes the fact that such delays should disappear thanks to the entering into force of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013, even though quick instruction of the mobilisation requests shouldn't be done at the expense of efficiency;

7.  Considers that the redundancies in the production plant of Carsid SA (‘Carsid’) are linked to major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation and a rapid decline of the Union’s market share in the sector of the production of continuously-cast crude steel (which includes billets, blooms and slabs) at worldwide level and a consistent decline in the production of cast crude steel in the Union due to a decrease in demand in steel in the automotive and construction sectors;

8.  Notes that the redundancies at Carsid are expected to significantly worsen unemployment in the Charleroi area (a former coal-mining and steelmaking area in which employment is strongly dependant on traditional heavy industry) which is characterised by a high proportion of long-term unemployment and low qualification and skills levels; notes that in 2012, the unemployment rate in the area of Charleroi (arrondissement) was 21,6 %, compared to 15,8 % on average in the Walloon Region and 11,2 % at national level;

9.  Welcomes the active labour market measures and that allowances are not listed amongst the personalised services to be supported by the EGF intervention;

10. Underlines the importance of the efficiency of the personalised services provided to the beneficiaries, particularly because due to the decline in employment in the manufacturing sector in the affected region, these workers will have to retrain to find jobs in other occupations in other sectors;

11. Notes that the production of continuously-cast crude steel in the EU-27 decreased by 13,4% between 2006 and 2011 and the EU-27’s market share in the same time frame has decreased by 30,7%; highlights that the steel sector in Europe is therefore exposed to serious economic difficulties; recalls in this respect that the steel sector has been the subject of 4 EGF applications(6);

12. Notes that the coordinated package of personalised services to be co-funded includes following measures for the reintegration of 752 redundant workers into employment (grouped by category): (1) individual job-search assistance, case management and general information services and (2) training and retraining;

13. Welcomes the fact that the various social partners and organisations were involved in the general coordination and implementation of the measures: trade unions (FGTB, CSC), the sectoral vocational and technological training centres active in the Walloon region, FOREM (the public employment and training service of the Walloon Region), the European Social Fund (ESF) Agency of the French Community of Belgium and the Walloon Government; appreciates furthermore that trade unions are directly involved in the management of the specifically set up Redeployment Unit and in the implementation of certain measures;

14. 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;

15. Notes that the information provided on the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded from the EGF includes information on complementarity with actions funded by the Structural Funds; stresses that the Belgian authorities confirm 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 of the existing regulations and that no duplication of Union-funded services can occur;

16. Requests the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to improve procedural arrangements in order to accelerate the mobilisation of the EGF; appreciates the improved procedure put in place by the Commission, following Parliament's request for the accelerated release of grants, aimed at presenting to the Parliament and the Council the Commission's assessment on the eligibility of an EGF application together with the proposal to mobilise the EGF; underlines that further improvements in the procedure have been integrated in Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 and that greater efficiency, transparency and visibility of the EGF will be achieved;

17. Stresses that, in accordance with Article 6 of the EGF Regulation, it shall be ensured that the EGF supports the reintegration of individual redundant workers into stable employment; stresses, furthermore, that EGF assistance can co-finance only active labour market measures which lead to durable, long-term employment; 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 measures restructuring companies or sectors;

18. Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

19. 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;

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

(1)

OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

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 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855).

(5)

Carsid produced steel slabs intended for further processing by plants belonging to the Duferco group in Belgium (mainly for the production of hot-rolled products and cold-rolled products used in the construction, transport equipment and automotive sectors). Between 2006 and 2011 Carsid was part of a joint venture between Duferco and NLMK. This application is therefore linked with application EGF/2013/007 BE/Hainaut steel (Duferco-NLMK).

(6)

See EGF database, available at http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=582.


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2013/002 BE/Carsid from Belgium)

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 (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund(1), and in particular Article 12(3) thereof,

Having regard to  Regulation (EU) no 1309/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council  of  17 December 2013 on the European Globalisation Fund  (2014-2020) and repealing Regulation (EC) no 1927/2006(2), and in particular Article 23, second subparagraph, thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(3), 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(4), and in particular point 13 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)      The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established to provide additional support for workers made redundant as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation and to assist them with their reintegration into the labour market.

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

(3)      Belgium submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of redundancies in the enterprise Carsid SA, on 2 April 2013 and supplemented it by additional information up to 4 July 2014. This application complies with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006. The Commission, therefore, proposes to mobilise an amount of EUR 911 934.

(4)      The EGF should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution for the application submitted by Belgium,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 911 934 in commitment and payment appropriations.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels,

For the European Parliament                      For the Council

The President                                                The President

(1)

OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(3)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(4)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.


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 the Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006(2), the Fund may not exceed a maximum annual amount of EUR 150 million (2011 prices). The appropriate amounts are entered into the general budget of the Union as a provision.

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

II. The Carsid application and the Commission's proposal

On 5 September 2014, the Commission adopted a proposal for a decision on the mobilisation of the EGF in favour of Belgium to support the reintegration in the labour market of workers made redundant in the production plant of Carsid SA (‘Carsid’) located in Marcinelle near Charleroi in Belgium due to major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation.

This is the twelfth application to be examined under the 2014 budget and refers to the mobilisation of a total amount of EUR 911 934 from the EGF for Belgium. It concerns 939 redundancies in the production plant of Carsid SA (‘Carsid’) with 752 workers targeted for EFG co-funded measures during the reference period from 28 September 2012 to 28 January 2013. The application is based on the intervention criteria of Article 2(a) of the EGF Regulation, which requires at least 500 redundancies over a period of four months in an enterprise in a Member State.

The application was sent to the Commission on 2 April 2013. The Commission has concluded that the application meets the conditions for deploying the EGF as set out in Article 2(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

According to data referred to by the Belgian authorities(4), between 2006 and 2011, the production of continuously-cast crude steel in the EU-27 decreased from 197.1 million tonnes to 170.8 million tonnes (− 13.4 %; − 2.8 % annual growth(5)), whereas, at worldwide level, production increased from 1 149.6 million tonnes to 1 438.3 million tonnes (+ 25.1 %; + 4.6 % annual growth). This has led to a decrease of the EU-27’s market share in the production of continuously-cast crude steel, measured in volume terms, from 17.1 % in 2006 to 11.9 % in 2011 (− 30.7 %; − 7.1 % annual growth). By comparison, during the same period, China’s market share increased from 35.5 % to 46.8 % (+ 32.0 %; + 5.7 % annual growth).

Decrease in demand in steel in the automotive and construction sectors in the EU as a consequence of the economic crisis and a relative increase of production costs (raw materials, energy, environmental constraints, etc.). These factors have harmed the competiveness of the EU’s steel industry and have led to a high number of job losses in the steel sector in recent years due to plant closures and restructuring by several steel manufacturers in Europe(6). For instance, between 2008 and 2013, the number of persons employed in the metallurgic industry (NACE Rev. 2 division 24 ‘Manufacture of basic metals’) in the EU-27 decreased by around 280 000 from 1.44 million to 1.16 million (− 19.4 %).

The number of jobs in the manufacturing sector in southern Hainaut (the Charleroi area) has declined sharply in recent years (− 15.3 % between 2007 and 2012), particularly in sectors where companies often employ a large number of workers, e.g. the manufacture of machinery and equipment (e.g. Caterpillar): − 970 jobs (− 18.6 %), metallurgy (e.g. Carsid, Industeel, Aperam, Thy-Marcinelle): − 110 jobs (− 30.6 %), the manufacture of fabricated metal products (e.g. Cofely Fabricom): − 399 jobs (− 12.3 %) and the manufacture of other transport equipment (e.g. Sonaca, SABCA): − 160 jobs (− 5.5 %). The ability of local companies active in these sectors to take on the number of workers made redundant by Carsid is very limited. Given the decline in employment in manufacturing also in the neighbouring areas of Namur and Centre, it is likely that these workers will have to retrain to find jobs in other occupations and other sectors.

The coordinated package of personalised services to be co-funded includes following measures for the reintegration of 752 redundant workers into employment (grouped by category): (1) individual job-search assistance, case management and general information services and (2) training and retraining.

According to the Belgian authorities, the measures initiated on 1 October 2013 combine to form a co-ordinated package of personalised services and represent active labour market measures with the aim of re-integrating the workers into the labour market.

As regards the criteria contained in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, the Belgian authorities have confirmed in their application that:

•   the financial contribution from the EGF will not replace measures which are the responsibility of enterprises by virtue of national law or collective agreements;

•   the measures provide support for individual workers and are not used for restructuring enterprises or sectors;

•   the measures will not receive financial support from other Union funds or financial instruments

Concerning management and control systems, Belgium has notified the Commission that the financial contribution from the EGF will be managed and controlled by the same bodies as for the ESF. One entity within the ESF Agency of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (formerly the French Community of Belgium) will act as managing authority and another separate entity within the ESF Agency will act as paying authority. The Secretariat-General of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation will act as certifying authority and FOREM will act as intermediary body

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 911 934 from the EGF reserve (40 02 43) to the EGF budget line (04 04 51).

This is the eleventh transfer proposal for the mobilisation of the Fund transmitted to the Budgetary Authority to date during 2014. The proposed amount of financial contribution will leave more than 25 % of the maximum annual amount earmarked for the EGF available for allocations during the last four months of the year, as required by Article 12(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

The trilogue on the Commission's proposal for a Decision on the mobilisation of the EGF could take a simplified form, as provided for in Article 12(5) of the legal base, unless there is no agreement between the Parliament and the Council.

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 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

Source: World Steel Association, Steel Statistical Yearbook 2012.

(5)

Compound annual growth rate.

(6)

cf. Communication from the Commission to the Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions – Action Plan for a competitive and sustainable steel industry in Europe (COM(2013) 407.


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

M. Jean Arthuis

Chair of the Committee on Budgets

ASP 09G205

Subject: Opinion on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for the case EGF/2013/002 BE/Carsid from Belgium (COM(2014)553 final)

Dear Chair,

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) as well as its Working Group on the EGF examined the mobilisation of the EGF for the case EGF/2013/002 BE/Carsid 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 2 (a) of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 and targets to support 752 workers of the total of 939 workers dismissed in the production plant of Carsid SA located in Marcinelle near Charleroi within the reference period between 28 September 2012 and 28 January 2013;

B) Whereas the sector of the production of continuously-cast srude steel, in which the company operated has undergone serious economic disruption, in particular a rapid decline of the EU’s market share;

C) Whereas the decrease in the demand for steel in the automotive and construction sectors and a relative increase of production costs further worsened the negative effects of the changed world trade patterns causing a 19,4 % decrease in the number of persons employed in the metallurgic industry in the EU-27 between 2008 and 2013;

D) Whereas the vast majority (98,4 %) of the workers targeted by the measures are men and 1,6 % are women; whereas 79,1 % of the workers are between 25 and 54 years old and 20,9 % are between 55 and 64 years old;

E) Whereas the majority of the targeted workers are craft and related trade workers and plant and machine operators and assemblers.

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 Belgian application:

1.  Notes that the application is based on Article 2 (a) of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006; agrees with the Commission that the conditions set out in the Regulation are met and that, therefore, Belgium is entitled to a financial contribution under this regulation;

2.  Notes that the relatively long procedure from the date of the first redundancies until the assessment of the application allowed for the collection of precise information related to this case; welcomes that Belgian authorities initiated the implementation of the personalized services to the affected workers already on 1 October 2012 in order to provide a prompt assistance;

3.  Notes that only part of the measures which form part of the actions implemented by the Belgian authorities will be co-financed by the EGF; mandatory measures under collective redundancies procedures in Belgium and which are standard activities are therefore not included in the EGF application;

4.  Welcomes the active labour market measures and that allowances are not listed amongst the personalised services to be supported by the EGF intervention;

5.  Underlines the importance of the efficiency of the personalised services provided to the beneficiaries, particularly because due to the decline in employment in the manufacturing sector in the affected region, these workers will have to retrain to find jobs in other occupations in other sectors;

6.   Welcomes the fact that social partners were involved in negotiating the measures to be supported; appreciates furthermore that trade unions are directly involved in the management of the specifically set up Redeployment Unit and in the implementation of certain measures.

Yours sincerely,

Marita ULVSKOG,

Acting Chair, 1st Vice-Chair

c.c. Thomas Händel


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr Jean ARTHUIS

Chairman

Committee on Budgets

European Parliament

ASP 09 G 205

1047 Brussels

Dear Mr. Arthuis,

Subject:           Mobilisations of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Four separate Commission proposals for decisions to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) have been referred for opinion to the Committee on Regional Development. I understand that it is intended that reports on each of these will be adopted in the Committee on Budgets on 13 October and on 3 November.

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

-          COM(2014)0553 is a proposal for an EGF contribution of EUR 911 934 for active labour market measures in order to facilitate the re-integration of 939 workers made redundant following the closure of the steel slabs production plant of Carsid SA, located in Marcinelle (Charleroi), Belgium.

-          COM(2014)0560 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 12 704 605 for active labour market measures in order to facilitate the re-integration of 6 120 workers made redundant in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (PSA), in the regions of Ile de France and Bretagne, France.

-          COM(2014)0616 is a proposal for an EGF contribution of EUR 1 501 200 for active labour market measures in order to facilitate the re-integration of 171 workers made redundant in Andersen Ireland Limited, which operated in the sector of the manufacture of jewellery, bijouterie and related articles, in the Southern and Eastern regions, Ireland.

-          COM(2014)0620 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 7 290 900 for active labour market measures in order to facilitate the re-integration of 761 workers made redundant in Sprider Stores S.A., which operated in the retail trade sector in the regions of Central Macedonia and Attica, Greece.

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

Yours sincerely,

Iskra MIHAYLOVA


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

13.10.2014

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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21

4

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Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Richard Ashworth, Gérard Deprez, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Kaja Kallas, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Siegfried Mureşan, Victor Negrescu, Liadh Ní Riada, Pina Picierno, Petri Sarvamaa, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Paul Tang, Marco Valli, Daniele Viotti, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Pablo Echenique, Ernest Maragall, Ivan Štefanec

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

Emma McClarkin, Virginie Rozière

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