2010/2133(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in machinery sector (Linak) in Denmark

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2010/2133(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in machinery sector (Linak) in Denmark
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Lead BUDG MATERA Barbara (EPP)
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Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/03560
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  • 2010/11/04 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2010/10/07 Draft budget approved by Council
  • #3034
  • 2010/10/07 Council Meeting
  • 2010/10/07 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0347/2010 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2010/10/01 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2010/10/01 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2010/09/29 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/09/21 Deadline Amendments
  • 2010/09/10 Committee draft report
  • 2010/09/07 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/08/02 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2010)0417 summary
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    • COM(2010)0417 summary
    • DG Budget, LEWANDOWSKI Janusz

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3 2010/2133(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in machinery sector (Linak) in Denmark
2010/09/21 BUDG 3 amendments...
source: PE-448.957

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of redundancies in the mechanical and electronic machinery sector (Linak).

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

        CONTENT: Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund was set up 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.

        The Commission examined the application made by Denmark to mobilise the EGF. The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        Denmark: EGF/2009/031 DK/Linak: on 8 September 2009, Denmark submitted application EGF/2009/031 DK/Linak for a financial contribution from the EGF, following 198 redundancies in Linak A/S in Denmark. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 30 March 2010.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and the global financial and economic crisis Denmark argues that the redundancies in Linak A/S are a direct consequence of the abrupt deterioration of demand for mechanical and electronic machinery as a result of the economic crisis and associated recession.

        Denmark submitted this application under the intervention criteria of Article 2(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, which requires at least 500 redundancies over a nine-month period.

        The redundancies at Linak coincide with another series of redundancies requesting assistance from the EGF (EGF/2009/051 DK/Danfoss Group - see BUD/2010/2134). Denmark argues that the coincidence of the two redundancy events poses an unusual and difficult situation on the workers and the region concerned, and that this merits the consideration of the current case (Linak A/S) as an exceptional circumstance.

        After a thorough examination of this application, the Commission has concluded in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 that the conditions for a financial contribution under this Regulation are met.

        The proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is €1 231 508, representing 65 % of the total cost.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATION: considering the maximum possible amount of a financial contribution from the EGF under Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, as well as the scope for reallocating appropriations, the Commission proposes to mobilise the EGF for the total amount of €1 213 508, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework.

        The proposed amount of financial contribution 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.

        By presenting this proposal to mobilise the EGF, the Commission initiates the simplified trialogue procedure, as required by Point 28 of the Inter-institutional Agreement of 17 May 2006, with a view to securing the agreement of the two arms of the budgetary authority on the need to use the EGF 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. In case of disagreement by either of the two arms of the budgetary authority, a formal trialogue meeting will be convened.

        The Commission presents separately a transfer request in order to enter in the 2010 budget specific commitment and payment appropriations, as required in Point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006.

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of redundancies in the mechanical and electronic machinery sector (Linak).

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

        CONTENT: Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund was set up 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.

        The Commission examined the application made by Denmark to mobilise the EGF. The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        Denmark: EGF/2009/031 DK/Linak: on 8 September 2009, Denmark submitted application EGF/2009/031 DK/Linak for a financial contribution from the EGF, following 198 redundancies in Linak A/S in Denmark. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 30 March 2010.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and the global financial and economic crisis Denmark argues that the redundancies in Linak A/S are a direct consequence of the abrupt deterioration of demand for mechanical and electronic machinery as a result of the economic crisis and associated recession.

        Denmark submitted this application under the intervention criteria of Article 2(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, which requires at least 500 redundancies over a nine-month period.

        The redundancies at Linak coincide with another series of redundancies requesting assistance from the EGF (EGF/2009/051 DK/Danfoss Group - see BUD/2010/2134). Denmark argues that the coincidence of the two redundancy events poses an unusual and difficult situation on the workers and the region concerned, and that this merits the consideration of the current case (Linak A/S) as an exceptional circumstance.

        After a thorough examination of this application, the Commission has concluded in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 that the conditions for a financial contribution under this Regulation are met.

        The proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is €1 231 508, representing 65 % of the total cost.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATION: considering the maximum possible amount of a financial contribution from the EGF under Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, as well as the scope for reallocating appropriations, the Commission proposes to mobilise the EGF for the total amount of €1 213 508, to be allocated under heading 1a of the financial framework.

        The proposed amount of financial contribution 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.

        By presenting this proposal to mobilise the EGF, the Commission initiates the simplified trialogue procedure, as required by Point 28 of the Inter-institutional Agreement of 17 May 2006, with a view to securing the agreement of the two arms of the budgetary authority on the need to use the EGF 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. In case of disagreement by either of the two arms of the budgetary authority, a formal trialogue meeting will be convened.

        The Commission presents separately a transfer request in order to enter in the 2010 budget specific commitment and payment appropriations, as required in Point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006.

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    • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report drafted by Barbara MATERA (EPP, IT) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fundin respect of redundancies in the mechanical and electronic machinery sector in Denmark (Linak) for an amount of €1 213 508 in commitment and payment appropriations.

      Members recall that the European Union set up the appropriate legislative and budgetary instruments to provide additional support to workers who are suffering from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns and to assist their reintegration into the labour market.

      Noting that Denmark requested assistance in respect of cases concerning 198 redundancies in the enterprise Linak operating in the electronic and mechanic sector in the NUTS II region of Syddanmark, and that this application fulfils the eligibility criteria set up by the EGF Regulation, Members ask the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the EGF for the requested amount.

      In addition, Members underline 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 and the financial and economic crisis. They emphasise the role that the EGF can play in the reintegration of workers made redundant into the labour market.

      Members recall that:

      • assistance from the EGF must not replace actions which are the responsibility of companies by virtue of national law or collective agreements, nor measures restructuring companies or sectors;
      • the Commission provided information on the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded from the EGF includes detailed information on the complementarity with actions funded by the Structural Funds (Members reiterate their call to present a comparative evaluation of these data in its annual reports as well);
      • the functioning and the added value of the EGF should be evaluated in the context of the general assessment of the programmes and various other instruments created by the IIA of 17 May 2006 within the process of the 2007-2013 multiannual financial framework mid-term review.

      In addition, Members welcome the fact that, in the context of mobilising the EGF, an alternative source of payment appropriations to unused ESF funds has been proposed by the Commission, following the frequent reminders by the European Parliament that the EGF was created as a separate specific instrument with its own objectives and deadlines and that appropriate budget lines for transfers must therefore be identified. They note that, in order to mobilise the EGF for this case, payment appropriations will be transferred from a budget line dedicated to the support of SMEs and innovation (even if Members regret the severe shortcomings of the European Commission when implementing programmes on competitiveness and innovation, particularly during an economic crisis which should significantly increase the need for such support).

      Lastly, Members welcome the new format of the Commission's proposal, which presents in its explanatory memorandum clear and detailed information on the application, analyses the eligibility criteria and explains the reasons which led to its approval, which is in line with Parliament's requests.

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    • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of redundancies in the mechanical and electronic machinery sector (Linak).

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2010/661/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on 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 (application EGF/2009/031 DK/Linak from Denmark).

      CONTENT: 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 (EGF) shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 1 213 508 in commitment and payment appropriations.

      This amount is to assist Denmark in respect of redundancies within the enterprise Linak A/S.

      Noting that the application from Denmark fulfils the eligibility criteria set up by the EGF Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006), the European Parliament and the Council have decided to mobilise the requested amount.

      To recall, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established to provide additional support for workers made redundant as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation and to assist them with their reintegration into the labour market. The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 allows the mobilisation of the EGF within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million.

      The scope of the EGF was broadened for applications submitted from 1 May 2009 to include support for workers made redundant as a direct result of the global financial and economic crisis.

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