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Parliamentary questions
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11 March 2020
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Marie-Pierre Vedrenne, Dragoş Pîslaru, Sylvie Brunet, Monica Semedo, Stéphane Bijoux, Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, Jordi Cañas, Ilana Cicurel, Atidzhe Alieva-Veli
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Dealing with the consequences of the coronavirus – European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

The Covid-19 epidemic will have an impact on the EU’s trade relations and the structure of the internal market. There will be major repercussions on our business models, growth and employment.

In the short term, globalisation is therefore no longer the only adjustment factor in our economy: the coronavirus could have a far greater impact on employment in our countries.

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund should be a European solidarity instrument that enables us to help workers affected by restructuring as a result of the pandemic.

The Commission took similar emergency action in its no-deal Brexit preparations.

With that in mind, will the Commission agree to treat the coronavirus, in accordance with the regulation in force, as a justified reason to use the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in the event of redundancies in some industries and some regions?

Original language of question: FR
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