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PE 602.991v03-00 A8-0196/2017

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 Finland – EGF/2016/008 FI/Nokia Network Systems)

(COM(2017)0157 – C8-0131/2017 – 2017/2058(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
 INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application from Finland – EGF/2016/008 FI/Nokia Network Systems)

(COM(2017)0157 – C8-0131/2017 – 2017/2058(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2017)0157 – C8-0131/2017),

–  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),

–  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), 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 (A8-0196/2017),

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 Union promotes globalisation; whereas the Union takes care of the individuals who are momentarily subject to changes in the global market; 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 widen eligible actions and beneficiaries by introducing self-employed persons and young people and to finance incentives for setting up own businesses;

D.  whereas Finland submitted application EGF/2016/008 FI/Nokia Network Systems for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 26 (Manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products) in Nokia Oy (Nokia Network Systems) and three suppliers and downstream producers, operating mainly in the NUTS level 2 regions of Helsinki-Uusimaa (Uusimaa) (FI1B), Länsi-Suomi (Pirkanmaa) (FI19) and Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi (Pohjois-Pohjanmaa) (FI1D) and whereas 821 out of 945 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 Article 4(1)(a) of the EGF Regulation, which requires at least 500 workers being made redundant over a reference period of four months in a Member State, including workers made redundant by suppliers and downstream producers;

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the conditions set out in Article 4(1)(a) of the EGF Regulation are met and that, therefore, Finland is entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 2 641 800 under that Regulation, which represents 60 % of the total cost of EUR 4 403 000;

2.  Notes that Finland submitted the application for a financial contribution from the EGF on 22 November 2016, and that, following the prompt provision of additional information by Finland, its assessment was finalised by the Commission on 7 April 2017 and notified to Parliament that same day;

3.  Recalls that the `Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products` sector has already been the subject of 15 EGF applications, three of which were submitted by Finland(4), all based on the globalisation criterion; notes that four applications from the 15 concerned Nokia companies; notes that the final reports for the 2012 case shows 44% of participants in EGF activities were in employment 2 years after the date of Finland's EGF application and the 2013 case shows 65% in employment; expects the Commission’s mid-term evaluation, due by 30 June 2017(5), to include detailed information about the long-term reintegration rate for those receiving EGF assistance, as already called for in its resolution of 15 September 2016(6);

4.  Recalls that ICT plays structurally a key role in Finnish economy; considers that the latest redundancies at Nokia Oy reflect a trend that affects the Finnish technology industry as a whole, where employment numbers in the last two years are extremely unstable as a result of high pressure to increase efficiency and maintain the competitiveness of products;

5.  Recalls that the ICT industry is highly sensitive to changes in the global market; notes that competition within the sector is global, meaning that all market players can compete for the same customers and the location and cultural background of personnel have limited significance;

6.  Notes that the redundancies at Nokia Oy are part of the company’s worldwide transformation programme, which is needed in order to be able to compete with East Asian rivals;

7.  Points out that, following the establishment of a joint venture with Siemens for network technologies, Nokia Oy took a number of measures, including a transfer of its resources towards technologies of the future and a reduction of personnel, which aim at bringing down its annual operating costs by EUR 900 million by the end of 2018;

8.  Notes that the persons who became unemployed from Nokia Oy in 2016 are all either highly (40 %) or medium (60 %) qualified and had been working in programming and designing, with their professional skills in many cases outdated; notes that 21 % of the targeted beneficiaries are over 54 years old, an age where re-employment in the job market is remarkably difficult; notes, in addition, that the unemployment rates have long been above the national average in two of the three concerned regions and that unemployment of the highly educated is overall at a high level in these regions, with the situation particularly difficult for employees over 50;

9.  Acknowledges the fact that Finland has drawn up the coordinated package of personalised services in consultation with stakeholders, with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment having convened a Working Group including representatives of the targeted beneficiaries, social, national and regional partners;

10.  Notes that Finland is planning seven types of measures: (i) coaching measures and other preparatory measures, (ii) employment and business services, (iii) training, (iv) start-up grants, (v) expert assessments, (vi) pay subsidy, and (vii) allowances for travel, overnight and removal costs; notes that those actions constitute active labour market measures; notes that these measures will help the re-employment of the workers made redundant;

11.  Notes that the income support measures will constitute 13,34 % of the overall package of personalised measures, well below the maximum of 35 % set out in the EGF Regulation, and that these actions are conditional on the active participation of the targeted beneficiaries in job-search or training activities;

12.  Welcomes the use of the EURES network service to pass foreign job advertisements to Finnish jobseekers; notes that international recruitment events will be arranged regionally in cooperation with EGF and EURES services; welcomes these measures and the fact that the Finnish authorities are encouraging the redundant workers to fully benefit from their right of free movement;

13.  Welcomes the range of training and counselling services to be provided as well as the support for people seeking employment outside Finland and for start-ups; considers these measures to be particularly appropriate in view of the age profile and skills of the workers concerned;

14.  Welcomes the fact that the Finnish authorities started providing the personalised services to the affected workers on 2 June 2016, well ahead of the application for the EGF support for the proposed coordinated package;

15.  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;

16  Welcomes the amount of EUR 59 000 allocated to information and publicity and stresses its importance in encouraging eligible beneficiaries to participate in measures supported by the EGF;

17.  Notes that sufficient funds are allocated to control and reporting; notes that systematic reporting on services supported by the EGF will enhance the correct use of the funds; welcomes the amount of EUR 20 000 allocated in control and reporting;

18.  Notes that Nokia Network Systems has complied with its legal obligations and has consulted all stakeholders involved;

19.  Stresses that the Finnish authorities have confirmed that the eligible actions do not receive financial contributions from other Union financial instruments;

20.  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;

21.  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; notes that Finland has confirmed that the EGF contribution will indeed not replace them;

22.  Recommends that Member States search for synergies with other actions funded by national or Union funds and utilise other Union programs alongside EGF measures;

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

24.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

25.  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;

26.  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)

EGF/2007/004 FI/Perlos, EGF/2012/006 FI/Nokia Salo, EGF/2013/001 FI/Nokia

(5)

Article 20 of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013.

(6)

European Parliament resolution of 15 September 2016 on activities, impact and added value of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund between 2007 and 2014 (Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0361).


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application from Finland – EGF/2016/008 FI/Nokia Network Systems)

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 22 November 2016, Finland submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of redundancies in the economic sector classified under the Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community ('NACE') Revision 2 Division 26 (Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products) in Finland. 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 2 641 800 in respect of the application submitted by Finland.

(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 2 641 800 in commitment and payment appropriations.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels,

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. Finland’s application and the Commission’s proposal

On 7 April 2017, the Commission adopted a proposal for a decision on the mobilisation of the EGF in favour of Finland to support the reintegration in the labour market of workers following redundancies in Nokia Oy (Nokia Network Systems) and three suppliers and downstream producers in the NACE Rev. 2 division 26 (Manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products) mainly in the NUTS(4) level 2 regions of Helsinki-Uusimaa (Uusimaa) (FI1B), Länsi-Suomi (Pirkanmaa) (FI19) and Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi (Pohjois-Pohjanmaa) (FI1D).

Enterprises and number of dismissals within the reference period

Nokia Oy

940

Lionbridge Oy

1

Eilakaisla Oy

1

ManpowerGroup Solutions Oy

3

 

 

 

 

Total no. of enterprises: 4

Total no. of dismissals:

945

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

0

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

945

This is the second application to be examined under the 2017 budget and the fifteenth for the ‘Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products’ sector to date. It concerns 945 workers made redundant and refers to the mobilisation of a total amount of EUR 2 641 800 from the EGF for Finland.

The application was sent to the Commission on 22 November 2016 and supplemented by additional information within six weeks of the Commission’s request. The Commission finalised its assessment on 7 April 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(1)(a) of the EGF Regulation.

The ICT sector is highly susceptible to changes in global economy, due to high competition, rapid technological progress and innovations, mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing. The competition between employees from the EU and from outside the EU is intensive. Employees in the European ICT sector are ageing and less educated than their American and Asian counterparts. Finnish ICT professionals are facing increasingly global competition compared to employees in any other sector.

The Finnish ICT sector is characterised by a significant pressure to increase efficiency and to maintain the competitiveness of products. Following the establishment of a joint venture with Siemens with the aim of improving its competitiveness vis-à-vis bigger companies in the network communication business, in particular East Asian players, Nokia Oy is carrying out a worldwide transformation programme. As part of this programme, Nokia Oy is bringing down its operating costs and reducing personnel, as well as transferring its resources towards technologies of the future. The related reductions in personnel are estimated to be completed by the end of 2018.

The seven types of measures which are to be provided to workers made redundant consist of:

–  Coaching measures and other preparatory measures

Job seeking training is to provide the participants with more information about the labour market, to help them in charting their own possibilities, and to improve and bring up to date their job-seeking skills. Job coaching: this measure is to support and guide the jobseeker in seeking employment and in on-the-job training. It will provide guidance to the jobseeker for finding a job.

–  Career coaching: this measure is aiming at jobseekers that need functional, intensive and long term support in their career planning. It will be based mainly on group-based activities.

–  Expert assessments: this measure is to assess the job-seekers` situation and need for services. A so-called profile game will be also organised to help the jobseekers to identify their own areas of competence.

–  Employment and business services:

The jobseekers will be provided with information, counselling and expert services of planning their re-employment. The EURES network service will also be used, to pass foreign job advertisements to jobseekers. Training will be provided through vocational training and training to support entrepreneurship. The courses offered are classified mostly as specialised trainings, including diplomas.

–  Start-up grants are to promote the creation of business activity and self-employment of individual persons. The purpose of the start-up grant is to ensure an income for an aspiring entrepreneur during the estimated time required to launch and establish a full-time business.

–  Pay subsidy will be available for the redundant workers to support employment in a new job or an apprenticeship, by reducing the new employer’s payroll costs for a limited time period. The pay subsidy is between 30 and 50 % of the worker's payroll costs for a limited period (6-24 months).

–  Allowances for travel, overnight and removal costs

A job-seeker may be granted an allowance for travel and accommodation costs incurred for job-seeking, or travel and accommodation costs for participation in training measures and compensation for removal expenses.

The above-mentioned measures are personalised and targeted at the dismissed worker, while entrepreneurship measures are targeted to a limited number of persons 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.

Finland has provided all necessary assurances regarding the following:

–  the principles of equality of treatment and non-discrimination will be respected in the access to the proposed actions and their implementation,

–  the requirements laid down in national and EU legislation concerning collective redundancies have been complied with,

–  the dismissing enterprises, which 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 aid.

III. Procedure

In order to mobilise the Fund, the Commission will submit to the Budget Authority a proposal for a transfer of appropriations to the relevant budgetary line for the amount of EUR 2 641 800.

This is the third 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 contribute to the assessment of the applications to the Fund.

(1)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 855.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

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


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

D(2017)18106

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/2016/008 FI/Nokia Network Systems - (COM(2017)0157)

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/2016/008 FI/Nokia Network Systems and adopted the following opinion.

The EMPL committee and its 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, calling 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)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 (EGF Regulation) and relates to 945 workers made redundant in four entreprises operating in in the economic sectors classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 26 (Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products).

B)  Whereas, in order to establish the link between the redundancies and major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, Finland argues that the ICT sector is one of the industrial sectors most susceptible to changes in global economy, due to high competition, rapid technological progress and innovations, mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing.

C)  Whereas 74% of the workers targeted by the measure are men and 26% are women; whereas 77% are between 30 and 54 years and 20,8% are 55 or older;

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 Finnish application:

1.  Agrees with the Commission that the intervention criteria set out in Article 4(1)(a) of the Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 are met and that, therefore, Finland is entitled to a financial contribution of EUR 2 641 800 under this Regulation which represents 60% of the total cost of EUR 4 403 000;

2.  Notes that the Commission respected the deadline of 12 weeks from the reception of the completed application from the Finnish authorities, on 13 January 2017, until finalising its assessment on the compliance with the conditions for providing a financial contribution, on 7 April 2017, and notified it to Parliament on the same day;

3.  Recalls that the `Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products` sector has already been the subject of 15 EGF applications, 4 of which concerned Nokia companies; notes that the final reports for the 2012 case shows 44% of participants in EGF activities were in employment 2 years after the date of Finland's EGF application and the 2013 case shows 65% in employment; expects the Commission’s mid-term evaluation, due by 30 June 2017(1), to include detailed information about the long-term reintegration rate for those receiving EGF assistance; as already called for in its resolution of 15 September 2016(2);

4.  Emphasises that the regions concerned (Uusimaa, Pirkanmaa and Pohjois-Pohjanmaa) have already suffered extensive layoffs in the ICT sector and that unemployment rates for the highly-educated have increased significantly; recognises that, in the EU, the sector has a relatively high proportion of older workers compared to its international competitors;

5.  Notes that the EGF co-funded personalised services for the redundant workers include coaching measures and other preparatory measures, career coaching, expert assessments, employment and business services, start-up grants, pay subsidies, and allowances for travel, overnight and removal costs;

6.  Welcomes the range of training and counselling services to be provided as well as the support for people seeking employment outside Finland and for start-ups; considers these measures to be particularly appropriate in view of the age profile and skills of the workers concerned;

7.  Welcomes the consultations with stakeholders by means of a working group including representatives from the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres), the Employment and Economic Development Offices (TE Offices) of Uusimaa, Pirkanmaa and Pohjois-Pohjanmaa as well as from Nokia Oy, Technology Industries of Finland, Trade Union Pro and the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland;

8.  Emphasises the importance of Nokia Network Systems’ compliance with its legal obligations, including the Directive on informing and consulting employees(3), particularly regarding supplying information to employees, both nationally and at the European level;

9.  Notes that the income supports measures will be 13,34% 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;

10.  Notes that the Finnish 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;

11.  Welcomes Finland’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;

12.  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

(1)

Article 20 of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013

(2)

P8_TA(2016)0361 Activities, impact and added value of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund between 2007 and 2014

(3)

Directive 2002/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2002 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community


ANNEX: LETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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 11 May 2017:

-  COM(2017)0157 proposes an EGF contribution of EUR 2 641 800 for 945 workers made redundant in Nokia Oy and 3 suppliers. The primary enterprise operates in the economic sector classified under the NACE Revision 2 Division 26 (Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products), in Finland.

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

11.5.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

30

2

0

Members present for the final vote

Jean Arthuis, Lefteris Christoforou, Gérard Deprez, Manuel dos Santos, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Monika Hohlmeier, Bernd Kölmel, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Younous Omarjee, Pina Picierno, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Jordi Solé, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Indrek Tarand, Isabelle Thomas, Inese Vaidere, Monika Vana, Daniele Viotti, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Louis Michel, Stanisław Ożóg, Tomáš Zdechovský

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

Georges Bach, Gabriele Preuß, Claudia Schmidt, Axel Voss


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

30

+

ALDE

Jean Arthuis, Gérard Deprez, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Louis Michel

ECR

Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Stanisław Ożóg

ENF

Marco Zanni

GUE/NGL

Younous Omarjee

PPE

Georges Bach, Lefteris Christoforou, José Manuel Fernandes, Monika Hohlmeier, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Claudia Schmidt, Inese Vaidere, Axel Voss, Tomáš Zdechovský, Patricija Šulin

S&D

Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Pina Picierno, Gabriele Preuß, Isabelle Thomas, Daniele Viotti, Manuel dos Santos

Verts/ALE

Jordi Solé, Indrek Tarand, Monika Vana

2

-

ECR

Bernd Kölmel

NI

Eleftherios Synadinos

0

0

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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