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Procedure : 2007/2226(ACI)
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Document selected : A6-0485/2007

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A6-0485/2007

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PV 12/12/2007 - 3.3
CRE 12/12/2007 - 3.3
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P6_TA(2007)0602

Texts adopted
DOC 40k
Wednesday, 12 December 2007 - Strasbourg Final edition
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
P6_TA(2007)0602A6-0485/2007
Resolution
 Annex

European Parliament resolution of 12 December 2007 on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (COM(2007)0600 - C6-0343/2007 - 2007/2226(ACI))

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2007)0600 - C6-0343/2007),

–   having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management(1) , and in particular point 28 thereof,

–   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(2) ,

–   having regard to the results of the Trialogue of 6 July 2007 and of the Budgetary Conciliation of 13 July 2007,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets and the opinion of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (A6-0485/2007),

A.   whereas the European Union has set up the appropriate legislative and budgetary instruments to provide additional support to workers who suffer from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns and to assist their reintegration into the labour market,

B.   whereas the European Union's financial assistance to workers made redundant should be dynamic and made available as quickly and efficiently as possible,

C.   whereas Germany and Finland have requested assistance in respect of two cases concerning redundancies in the mobile phone sector: BenQ in Germany and Perlos Oyj in Finland, by letters of 27 June and 17 July 2007(3) ,

1.  Requests the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the Fund;

2.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

3.  Instructs its President to arrange for publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union;

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

(1) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.
(3) Applications EGF/2007/003/DE/BenQ and EGF/2007/004/FI/Perlos.


ANNEX

DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 18 December 2007

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management(1) , and in particular point 28 thereof,

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(2) ,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the Budgetary Conciliation of 13 July 2007,

Whereas:

(1)  The European Union has created a European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (the "Fund") to provide additional support to workers who suffer from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns and to assist their reintegration into the labour market.

(2)  The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 allows the mobilisation of the Fund within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million.

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 contains the provisions whereby the Fund may be mobilised.

(4)  Germany and Finland submitted applications to mobilise the Fund, concerning two cases of redundancies in the mobile phone sector: BenQ in Germany and Perlos Oyj in Finland,

HAVE DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

For the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2007, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised for a total amount of EUR 14 794 688.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 18 December 2007

For the European Parliament For the Council

The President The President

(1) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.

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