2009/2066(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in textiles sector in Spain and Portugal

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2009/2066(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in textiles sector in Spain and Portugal
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG BÖGE Reimer (EPP)
Opinion EMPL
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/00461
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  • 2009/10/20 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2009/09/15 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0009/2009 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2009/09/14 Draft budget approved by Council
  • #2960
  • 2009/09/14 Council Meeting
  • 2009/09/14 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/09/07 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2009/09/07 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2009/09/02 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/08/03 Committee draft report
  • 2009/07/16 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2009)0371 summary
  • 2009/07/16 Date
  • 2009/07/16 Non-legislative basic document
    • COM(2009)0371 summary
    • DG Budget, ŠEMETA Algirdas

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to assist the textile sectors in Spain and Portugal.

        PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        CONTENT: Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 set up the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) which provides 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 (COD/2006/0033).

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

        The Commission services carried out a thorough examination of the applications submitted by Spain and Portugal.

        Spain: Case EGF/2008/005 ES/Cataluña

        • Spain submitted this application under the intervention criterion of Article 2(b) of the Regulation (EC) N° 1927/2006, which requires at least 1 000 redundancies over a nine-month period in a NACE 2 (statistical classification of economic activities) REV 2 division in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II (nomenclature of territorial units for statistics) level. The application demonstrates that a total of 1 269 redundancies occurred in 30 enterprises classified in the NACE (revision 2) division 13 ('manufacture of textiles') during the nine-month period of reference (from February 2008 to October 2008). Spain argues, using EUROSTAT trade statistics that the Community trade balance in textiles has deteriorated substantially over the period 2004-2007. The strength of the Euro vis-à-vis the US dollar in the recent past has also reinforced the negative effect on the exports of Community produced textiles, while encouraging imports into the Community of textiles produced in countries in the dollar zone. In Cataluña, the number of unemployed workers in the textile industry increased significantly over the last five years. Between 2004 and 2008 this number has increased by 42%. Because of the concentration of the sector in a small number of areas, the impact of textile redundancies is stronger than shown by the unemployment figures, and that there is little opportunity for re-employment within the industry for redundant workers. In these circumstances, the redundancies can be seen to have a significantly negative effect on the local economy.

        Portugal: EGF/2009/001 PT/Norte-Centro

        • Portugal submitted this application under the same intervention criteria as Spain. The application is based on 1 588 redundancies in 49 companies in a NACE (revision 2) division 13 ('manufacture of textiles') during the nine-month period of reference (from February 2008 to November 2008). In the ten weeks following the period of reference, an additional 138 redundancies occurred in 17 of these enterprises. Analysis of the link between the redundancies and the major structural changes in world trade patterns is based on the following information. Portugal argues that the redundancies are following a general trend in the clothing and accessories industry in the Community towards a delocalisation of production to lower-cost non-Community countries, such as China, India and Turkey.

        In conclusion: it is proposed to accept application EGF/2008/005 ES/Cataluña submitted by Spain and application EGF/2009/001 PT/Norte-Centro submitted by Portugal. Evidence has been provided that these redundancies result from major structural changes in world trade patterns which have led to a serious economic disruption, affecting employment and the local economy. A coordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed of which the requested contribution of the EGF is EUR 3 306 750 for Spain and EUR 832 800 for Portugal.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the total annual budget available for the EGF is EUR 500 million. An amount of EUR 3 384 300 has already been mobilised for prior applications in 2009 leaving an amount of EUR 496 615 700 available.

        On the basis of the applications for support from the Fund submitted by Spain and Portugal in which the textiles sector was affected, total estimates of the coordinated packages of personalised services to be funded are as follows:

        • Spain/Cataluña: EUR 3 306 750
        • Portugal/Centro-Norte: EUR  832 800

        Total: EUR 4 139 550.

        The Commission proposes to deploy the EGF for a total amount of EUR 4 139 550, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework.

        By presenting this proposal to deploy the Fund, the Commission initiates the simplified trialogue procedure, as required by Point 28 of the Inter-institutional Agreement of 17 May 2006. The Commission invites the first of the two arms of the Budgetary Authority that reaches agreement on the draft mobilisation proposal, at appropriate political level, to inform the other arm and the Commission of its intentions.

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to assist the textile sectors in Spain and Portugal.

        PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        CONTENT: Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 set up the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) which provides 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 (COD/2006/0033).

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

        The Commission services carried out a thorough examination of the applications submitted by Spain and Portugal.

        Spain: Case EGF/2008/005 ES/Cataluña

        • Spain submitted this application under the intervention criterion of Article 2(b) of the Regulation (EC) N° 1927/2006, which requires at least 1 000 redundancies over a nine-month period in a NACE 2 (statistical classification of economic activities) REV 2 division in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II (nomenclature of territorial units for statistics) level. The application demonstrates that a total of 1 269 redundancies occurred in 30 enterprises classified in the NACE (revision 2) division 13 ('manufacture of textiles') during the nine-month period of reference (from February 2008 to October 2008). Spain argues, using EUROSTAT trade statistics that the Community trade balance in textiles has deteriorated substantially over the period 2004-2007. The strength of the Euro vis-à-vis the US dollar in the recent past has also reinforced the negative effect on the exports of Community produced textiles, while encouraging imports into the Community of textiles produced in countries in the dollar zone. In Cataluña, the number of unemployed workers in the textile industry increased significantly over the last five years. Between 2004 and 2008 this number has increased by 42%. Because of the concentration of the sector in a small number of areas, the impact of textile redundancies is stronger than shown by the unemployment figures, and that there is little opportunity for re-employment within the industry for redundant workers. In these circumstances, the redundancies can be seen to have a significantly negative effect on the local economy.

        Portugal: EGF/2009/001 PT/Norte-Centro

        • Portugal submitted this application under the same intervention criteria as Spain. The application is based on 1 588 redundancies in 49 companies in a NACE (revision 2) division 13 ('manufacture of textiles') during the nine-month period of reference (from February 2008 to November 2008). In the ten weeks following the period of reference, an additional 138 redundancies occurred in 17 of these enterprises. Analysis of the link between the redundancies and the major structural changes in world trade patterns is based on the following information. Portugal argues that the redundancies are following a general trend in the clothing and accessories industry in the Community towards a delocalisation of production to lower-cost non-Community countries, such as China, India and Turkey.

        In conclusion: it is proposed to accept application EGF/2008/005 ES/Cataluña submitted by Spain and application EGF/2009/001 PT/Norte-Centro submitted by Portugal. Evidence has been provided that these redundancies result from major structural changes in world trade patterns which have led to a serious economic disruption, affecting employment and the local economy. A coordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed of which the requested contribution of the EGF is EUR 3 306 750 for Spain and EUR 832 800 for Portugal.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the total annual budget available for the EGF is EUR 500 million. An amount of EUR 3 384 300 has already been mobilised for prior applications in 2009 leaving an amount of EUR 496 615 700 available.

        On the basis of the applications for support from the Fund submitted by Spain and Portugal in which the textiles sector was affected, total estimates of the coordinated packages of personalised services to be funded are as follows:

        • Spain/Cataluña: EUR 3 306 750
        • Portugal/Centro-Norte: EUR  832 800

        Total: EUR 4 139 550.

        The Commission proposes to deploy the EGF for a total amount of EUR 4 139 550, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework.

        By presenting this proposal to deploy the Fund, the Commission initiates the simplified trialogue procedure, as required by Point 28 of the Inter-institutional Agreement of 17 May 2006. The Commission invites the first of the two arms of the Budgetary Authority that reaches agreement on the draft mobilisation proposal, at appropriate political level, to inform the other arm and the Commission of its intentions.

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    • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report drawn up by Reimer BÖGE (EPP, DE) on the proposal for a decision on mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to assist the textile industry in Spain and Portugal. Under the proposal, the Fund would be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 4 139 550 in commitment and payment appropriations.

      MEPs recall that 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. Spain and Portugal requested assistance in respect of cases concerning redundancies in the textiles sector, respectively in the regions of Cataluña and Norte-Centro and have fulfilled the eligibility criteria set up by the EGF Regulation. MEPs invite the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the Fund for the requested amount.

      MEPs recall that the mobilisation of the EGF in payment appropriations should not jeopardise the funding of the European Union Social Fund. They express some doubts about whether complementarity with other existing instruments like the EU Social Fund is guaranteed.

      In this context, the report commits the European Parliament to evaluate the functioning and added value of the EGF in the context of the general assessment of the programmes and other various instruments created by the IIA of 17 May 2006 on budgetary discipline and sound financial management, within the process of the 2007-2013 multiannual financial framework budget review.

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    • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to assist the textile sectors in Spain and Portugal.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2009/764/EC 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.

      CONTENT: with the present Decision, the European Parliament and the Council grants EUR 4 139 550 in commitment and payment appropriations under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for the financial year 2009. This amount will assist Spain and Portugal following redundancies in the textile sector.

      It should be noted that Spain and Portugal submitted their applications to mobilise the EGF in compliance with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, therefore the abovementioned amount has been granted to Spain and Portugal.

      To recall, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aims 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. The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 allows the mobilisation of the Fund within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million.

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