Four hundred retail workers from Wallonia dismissed by the Carrefour supermarket chain should receive EU aid worth €1,632,028 to help find new jobs.
The redundancies in Carrefour retail stores are due to increasing competition from online shopping from vendors outside the EU, according to the European Commission.
The measure, co-financed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) would help the 400 workers find new jobs by providing them with career guidance, job training, entrepreneurship advice and contributions towards starting a business.
To take effect, the aid has to be approved by a plenary vote in Parliament and by the Council, which has so far refused to endorse the aid.
Procedure: Budgetary procedure
Vote: Thursday, 14 November