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A6-0430/2008

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P6_TA(2008)0536

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Tuesday, 18 November 2008 - Strasbourg
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
P6_TA(2008)0536A6-0430/2008
Resolution
 Annex

European Parliament resolution of 18 November 2008 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 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (COM(2008)0609 – C6-0345/2008 – 2008/2286(ACI))

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2008)0609 – C6-0345/2008),

–   having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) 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 report of the Committee on Budgets and the opinion of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (A6-0430/2008),

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 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,

C.   whereas Italy has requested assistance in respect of four cases concerning redundancies in the textile sector in Sardinia, Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany(3),

1.  Requests the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the Fund in accordance with the above-mentioned joint declaration by the adoption of which the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission confirm the importance of ensuring a rapid procedure with due respect of the IIA of 17 May 2006 for the adoption of decisions on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund;

2.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

3.  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;

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

(1) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.
(3) EGF/2007/005 IT/Sardegna, EGF/2007/006 IT/Piemonte, EGF/2007/007 IT/Lombardia and EGF/2008/001 IT/Toscana


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in accordance with point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

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), and in particular Article 12(3) thereof,

having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)  The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (the "Fund") was established to provide additional support to redundant workers who suffer from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns and to assist them with 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)  Italy has submitted four applications to deploy the Fund, in respect of redundancies in the textile sector: on 9 August 2007 for Sardinia, on 10 August 2007 for Piedmont, on 17 August 2007 for Lombardy and on 12 February 2008 for Tuscany. These applications comply with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

(4)  The Fund should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution for the applications,

HAVE DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

For the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 35 158 075 in commitment and payment appropriations.

Article 2

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

Done at Strasbourg, ... November 2008.

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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