2010/2035(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in furniture manufactoring sector in Lithuania

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2010/2035(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in furniture manufactoring sector in Lithuania
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG MATERA Barbara (EPP)
Opinion EMPL
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/02314
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  • 2010/04/08 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2010/03/25 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0070/2010 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2010/03/22 Draft budget approved by Council
  • #3004
  • 2010/03/22 Council Meeting
  • 2010/03/18 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2010/03/18 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2010/03/17 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/03/16 Prev Adopt in Cte
  • 2010/03/09 Committee draft report
  • 2010/02/25 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/02/19 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2010)0058 summary
  • 2010/02/19 Date
  • 2010/02/19 Non-legislative basic document
    • COM(2010)0058 summary
    • DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, ANDOR László
  • 2010/01/26 Document attached to the procedure
    • SEC(2010)0053 summary
    • DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, ANDOR László

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2012-02-09
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      • In this document, the Commission gives a detailed analysis of the reasons for which it is proposing the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in favour Lithuania.

        The application relates to 1 469 redundancies in the furniture manufacturing industry during the reference period of nine months between 16 October 2008 and 15 July 2009.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and the financial and economic crisis, Lithuania argues that the global economic and financial crisis has had a serious impact on consumer expenditure in Lithuania and in the industry's export markets, as well as severely reducing the industry's access to financial credits. As a result, the volume of furniture production in Lithuania has fallen in each of the quarters of the reference period compared with the previous quarter, with the redundancies as a consequence.

        The slow-down in construction activity, both in Lithuania and elsewhere, has had a negative effect on the market for furniture. As the construction sector in the EU has been directly affected by the decrease in residential and commercial investment caused by the financial crisis, the reduction in furniture sales can be seen as a clear indirect consequence of the crisis.

        These steep drops in production are consistent with trends seen elsewhere in the EU, where manufacture of furniture has suffered declines of over 19.6 % in the first quarter of 2009 and 18.2 % in April 2009 compared with the corresponding periods of the previous year.

        Accordingly, the Commission's analysis leads it to conclude that it will approve application EGF/2009/016 LT/Manufacture of furniture submitted by Lithuania, as evidence has been provided that these redundancies result from structural changes in world trade patterns which have led to a serious economic disruption, affecting the regional or local economy.

        A co-ordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed. It is proposed to deploy EUR 622 088 from the EGF.

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of redundancies in the furniture manufacturing sector in Lithuania.

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

        CONTENT: Regulation EC N° 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. This Regulation has been last amended by Regulation (EC) N° 546/2009 which temporarily broadens the scope for application of EGF and modifies the eligibility criteria. The amended Regulation is applicable for applications received from 1 May 2009.

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

        The Commission has carried out a thorough examination of the application submitted by Lithuania and it has made the following decision:

        Lithuania: Case EGF/2009/016 LT/Manufacture of furniture: Lithuania submitted the application to the Commission on 23 September 2009 and supplemented by additional information received on 16 October 2009. It was based upon the specific intervention criteria Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 which requires at least 500 redundancies to occur within a nine-month period of reference in a NACE 2 division in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II level. The application concerns 1 469 redundancies in 49 enterprises, all operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 31 (manufacture of furniture), of whom 636 are targeted for EGF assistance.

        On the basis of the conclusions of the above mentioned communication, it is proposed to accept the application submitted by Lithuania, as evidence of a direct and demonstrable link has been provided that these redundancies result from the global financial and economic crisis.

        A co-ordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed of which the requested contribution of the EGF is EUR 662 088.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: not applicable.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: the total annual budget available for the EGF is EUR 500 million. An amount of EUR 7 576 397 has already been mobilised for prior applications in 2010 leaving an amount of EUR 492 423 603 available. On the basis of the application for support from the Fund submitted by Lithuania and in which the furniture manufacturing sector is affected, the contribution from EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded is of EUR 662 088, representing 65% of the total cost.

        Considering the maximum possible amount of a contribution from the Fund, as well as the scope for reallocating appropriations, the Commission proposes to deploy the EGF for the total amount referred above, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework.

        The requested amount of support will leave more than 25 % of the maximum annual amount earmarked for the EGF available for allocations during the last four months of the year, as required by Article 12 (6) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

        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, in view of securing the agreement of the two arms of the budgetary authority on the need to use the Fund and the amount required. 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 in respect of redundancies in the furniture manufacturing sector in Lithuania.

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

        CONTENT: Regulation EC N° 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. This Regulation has been last amended by Regulation (EC) N° 546/2009 which temporarily broadens the scope for application of EGF and modifies the eligibility criteria. The amended Regulation is applicable for applications received from 1 May 2009.

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

        The Commission has carried out a thorough examination of the application submitted by Lithuania and it has made the following decision:

        Lithuania: Case EGF/2009/016 LT/Manufacture of furniture: Lithuania submitted the application to the Commission on 23 September 2009 and supplemented by additional information received on 16 October 2009. It was based upon the specific intervention criteria Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 which requires at least 500 redundancies to occur within a nine-month period of reference in a NACE 2 division in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II level. The application concerns 1 469 redundancies in 49 enterprises, all operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 31 (manufacture of furniture), of whom 636 are targeted for EGF assistance.

        On the basis of the conclusions of the above mentioned communication, it is proposed to accept the application submitted by Lithuania, as evidence of a direct and demonstrable link has been provided that these redundancies result from the global financial and economic crisis.

        A co-ordinated package of eligible personalised services has been proposed of which the requested contribution of the EGF is EUR 662 088.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: not applicable.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: the total annual budget available for the EGF is EUR 500 million. An amount of EUR 7 576 397 has already been mobilised for prior applications in 2010 leaving an amount of EUR 492 423 603 available. On the basis of the application for support from the Fund submitted by Lithuania and in which the furniture manufacturing sector is affected, the contribution from EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded is of EUR 662 088, representing 65% of the total cost.

        Considering the maximum possible amount of a contribution from the Fund, as well as the scope for reallocating appropriations, the Commission proposes to deploy the EGF for the total amount referred above, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework.

        The requested amount of support will leave more than 25 % of the maximum annual amount earmarked for the EGF available for allocations during the last four months of the year, as required by Article 12 (6) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

        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, in view of securing the agreement of the two arms of the budgetary authority on the need to use the Fund and the amount required. 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 by Barbara MATERA (EPP, IT) on the proposal for a decision on mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to provide the sum of EUR 662 088 in commitment and payment appropriations to assist in respect of redundancies in the furniture manufacturing sector in Lithuania.

      Members recall that the European Union established the EGF to provide appropriate 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. Given that Lithuania submitted an application to mobilise the EGF, in respect of redundancies in 49 companies in the furniture manufacturing sector and the application complies with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as laid down in the Regulation governing the fund, Members invite the institutions to approve the applications for the amounts required as soon as possible.

      Members stress the institutions' commitment to ensure a smooth and rapid procedure for the adoption of the decisions on the mobilisation of the EGF, providing one-off, time-limited individual support geared to helping workers who have suffered redundancies as a result of globalisation. They insist that, in view of the increasing number of requests for assistance from the EGF, it is vital that the procedure is further improved. They therefore invite the Commission to examine the possibility of reducing the period of time between the requests submitted by Member States and the payment of the amounts and to keep Parliament informed thereof as soon as possible.

      Members also:

      • reiterate that assistance from the EGF shall not replace actions which are the responsibility of companies by virtue of national law or collective agreements, nor measures restructuring companies or sectors;
      • call on the Commission to include, in proposals for the mobilisation of the EGF, as well as in its annual reports, precise information on the complementary funding received from the European Social Fund (ESF) and other Structural Funds;
      • remind the Commission, in the context of mobilising the EGF, not to systematically transfer payment appropriations from the ESF, since the EGF was created as a separate specific instrument with its own objectives and deadlines;
      • stress that the functioning and the added value of the EGF should be evaluated in the context of the general assessment of the programmes and other various instruments created by the IIA of 17 May 2006, within the process of the 2007-2013 multiannual financial framework mid-term review.

      Lastly, Members note that the new Commission's proposals for a decision on the mobilisation of the EGF refer to a sole Member State's application, which is in line with Parliament's requests.

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    • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the Lithuanian furniture industry.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2010/203/EU 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: by this decision, the European Parliament and the Council have decided that for the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2010, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 662 088 in commitment and payment appropriations.

      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), Parliament and Council have agreed that the abovementioned amount should be granted to Lithuania to meet its request.

      This amount is intended to assist Lithuania in respect of redundancies in the furniture manufacturing sector.

      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. It should also be noted that the scope of the Fund's application was extended as of 1 May 2009 to include assistance to workers made redundant as a result of the global economic and financial crisis.

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