2009/2078(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in telecommunications sector in Germany

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2009/2078(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in telecommunications sector in Germany
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG BÖGE Reimer (PPE-DE)
Opinion EMPL
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/00719
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Activites

  • 2009/11/19 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2009/10/21 Draft budget approved by Council
  • 2009/10/21 CSL Final Adoption
  • 2009/10/21 End of procedure in Parliament
  • 2009/10/20 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0049/2009 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2009/10/07 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2009/10/07 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2009/10/05 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/09/14 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/09/09 Committee draft report
  • 2009/08/10 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2009)0423 summary
  • 2009/08/10 Date
  • 2009/08/10 Non-legislative basic document
    • COM(2009)0423 summary
    • DG Budget, ŠEMETA Algirdas

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for two cases of redundancies in the mobile phone sector in Germany.

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

        CONTENT: Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 established the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) 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 (see COD/2006/0033).

        The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 on budgetary discipline allows for the mobilisation of the Fund through a flexibility mechanism, within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million.

        The Commission has carried out a thorough examination of the application for mobilisation of the Fund submitted by Germany and made the following comments:

        Case EGF/2009/002 DE / Nokia: the application was received by the Commission from the German authorities on 6 February 2009, based upon the specific intervention criteria of Article 2(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006. The criteria require at least 1 000 redundancies over a four month period in an enterprise including workers made redundant in its suppliers and downstream producers. The application demonstrates that a total of 1 337 redundancies occurred in Nokia GmbH from 30 July 2008 to 29 November 2008.

        Analysis of the link between the redundancies and the major structural changes in world trade patterns is based on the following information: the redundancies were caused by the decision of the telecommunications group Nokia to close its factory in Bochum and to delocalise production not only to China, but also to South Korea, India, Mexico and Brazil.

        Repercussions: the territories concerned by the redundancies are the city of Bochum, the administrative region of Arnsberg. Germany states that the redundant workers fall within the competence of four local employment offices: Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen and Dortmund, all of which have traditionally an unemployment rate that is significantly higher than in other parts of North Rhine Westphalia and in Germany. In the context of the current economic and financial crisis the employment situation in the affected areas seems particularly vulnerable, given the presence of the automotive (Opel) and steel industry. The Commission considers that the redundancies can be seen to have a significantly negative effect on the local economy.

        In conclusion, it is proposed to accept application EGF/2009/002 DE/Nokia submitted by Germany, relating to the redundancies in Nokia GmbH. A co-ordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed of which the requested contribution of the EGF is EUR 5 553 850.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: not applicable.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: the total annual budget available for the EGF is EUR 500 million. An amount of EUR 7 523 850 has already been mobilised for prior applications in 2009 leaving an amount of EUR 492 476 150.

        On the basis of the application for support from the Fund submitted by Germany in support of workers made redundant by Nokia GmbH, the total estimates of the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded is EUR 5 553 850.

        The Commission therefore proposes to deploy the European Union Globalisation Adjustment Fund for a total amount of EUR 5 553 850, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework, via 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) for two cases of redundancies in the mobile phone sector in Germany.

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

        CONTENT: Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 established the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) 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 (see COD/2006/0033).

        The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 on budgetary discipline allows for the mobilisation of the Fund through a flexibility mechanism, within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million.

        The Commission has carried out a thorough examination of the application for mobilisation of the Fund submitted by Germany and made the following comments:

        Case EGF/2009/002 DE / Nokia: the application was received by the Commission from the German authorities on 6 February 2009, based upon the specific intervention criteria of Article 2(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006. The criteria require at least 1 000 redundancies over a four month period in an enterprise including workers made redundant in its suppliers and downstream producers. The application demonstrates that a total of 1 337 redundancies occurred in Nokia GmbH from 30 July 2008 to 29 November 2008.

        Analysis of the link between the redundancies and the major structural changes in world trade patterns is based on the following information: the redundancies were caused by the decision of the telecommunications group Nokia to close its factory in Bochum and to delocalise production not only to China, but also to South Korea, India, Mexico and Brazil.

        Repercussions: the territories concerned by the redundancies are the city of Bochum, the administrative region of Arnsberg. Germany states that the redundant workers fall within the competence of four local employment offices: Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen and Dortmund, all of which have traditionally an unemployment rate that is significantly higher than in other parts of North Rhine Westphalia and in Germany. In the context of the current economic and financial crisis the employment situation in the affected areas seems particularly vulnerable, given the presence of the automotive (Opel) and steel industry. The Commission considers that the redundancies can be seen to have a significantly negative effect on the local economy.

        In conclusion, it is proposed to accept application EGF/2009/002 DE/Nokia submitted by Germany, relating to the redundancies in Nokia GmbH. A co-ordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed of which the requested contribution of the EGF is EUR 5 553 850.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: not applicable.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: the total annual budget available for the EGF is EUR 500 million. An amount of EUR 7 523 850 has already been mobilised for prior applications in 2009 leaving an amount of EUR 492 476 150.

        On the basis of the application for support from the Fund submitted by Germany in support of workers made redundant by Nokia GmbH, the total estimates of the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded is EUR 5 553 850.

        The Commission therefore proposes to deploy the European Union Globalisation Adjustment Fund for a total amount of EUR 5 553 850, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework, via 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 unanimously the report drawn up by Reimer BÖGE (EPP, ED) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for a total amount of EUR 5 553 850 in commitment and payment appropriations in favour of Germany, in order to cover the assistance to workers made redundant in mobile phone sector.

      MEPs recall that the European Union 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.

      Given that Germany has requested assistance in respect of cases concerning redundancies in the telecommunications sector (workers made redundant by Nokia GmbH on 6 February 2009 in the region of Bochum) and has 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 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for the requested amount.

      MEPs underline that the European Union should use all its means to face the consequences of the global economic and financial crisis. They note, in this respect, that the EGF can play a crucial role in the reintegration of the workers made redundant into the labour market.

      Once again, they 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 complimentarity 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) for two cases of redundancies in the mobile phone sector in Germany.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council 2009/843/EC 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 this Decision, the European Parliament and the Council have deployed EUR 5 553 850 in commitment and payment appropriations from the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) in the framework of the 2009 budget. This amount is shall assist Germany after it submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of workers made redundant by Nokia GmbH on 6 February 2009.

      Given that this application complies with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 (EGF), the abovementioned amount has been granted to Germany to meet its request.

      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 on budgetary discipline allows for the mobilisation of the Fund through a flexibility mechanism, within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million.

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