2010/2251(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the textile sector in Spain

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2010/2251(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the textile sector in Spain
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG MATERA Barbara (EPP)
Opinion EMPL
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/04433
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Activites

  • 2010/12/28 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2010/12/14 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0459/2010 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2010/12/06 Draft budget approved by Council
  • #3053
  • 2010/12/06 Council Meeting
  • 2010/12/06 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2010/12/02 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/11/19 Deadline Amendments
  • 2010/11/10 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/11/08 Committee draft report
  • 2010/10/29 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2010)0613 summary
  • 2010/10/29 Date
  • 2010/10/29 Non-legislative basic document
    • COM(2010)0613 summary
    • DG Budget, LEWANDOWSKI Janusz

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Votes

Rapport Matera A7-0357/2010 - Vote unique

2010/12/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 536 54 0 11 29 13 232 157 40 0
Against 61 0 43 8 0 9 0 0 1 0
Abstain 24 10 2 4 3 1 4 0 0 0

History

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the textile sector in Spain.

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

        CONTENT: the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established by Council Regulation No 1927/2006 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 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) through a flexibility mechanism, within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million over and above the relevant headings of the financial framework.

        The Commission services have carried out a thorough examination of the application submitted by Spain to mobilise the EGF. The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        Spain:application EGF/2010/009 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Textiles from Spain): on 22 March 2009, Spain submitted application EGF/2010/009 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Textiles for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in 143 enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 13 (manufacture of textiles)in the NUTS II region of Comunidad Valenciana (ES52) in Spain. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 17 June 2010.

        In order to establish a link between the redundancies and the major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, Spain argues, using EUROSTAT trade statistics, that the EU trade balance in textiles has deteriorated substantially over the period 2004-2008. There was a 13 % increase in imports of textiles into EU over the period 2004-2008; over the same period, the export of textiles from the EU to the rest of the world decreased by 0.5 %. The trade balance for textiles of the EU decreased from a surplus of EUR 927 million in 2004 to a deficit of EUR 1 441 million in 2008.

        This decline in demand was also felt in Spain. During the period 2005-2008, the Spanish balance of trade for textiles, which at the time was already negative, decreased by a further 15%.

        Spain submitted this application under the intervention criteria of Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, which requires at least 500 redundancies over a nine-month period in enterprises operating in the same NACE Revision 2 Division in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II level. The application cites 544 redundancies in 143 enterprises classified in the same NACE Revision 2 Division during the nine-month reference period from 13 April 2009 to 12 January 2010, all located in a single region at NUTS II level, the Comunidad Valenciana.

        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.

        On the basis of the application from Spain, the proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is EUR 2 059 466, 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 EUR 2 059 466 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 Interinstitutional 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 (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the textile sector in Spain.

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

        CONTENT: the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established by Council Regulation No 1927/2006 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 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) through a flexibility mechanism, within the annual ceiling of EUR 500 million over and above the relevant headings of the financial framework.

        The Commission services have carried out a thorough examination of the application submitted by Spain to mobilise the EGF. The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        Spain:application EGF/2010/009 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Textiles from Spain): on 22 March 2009, Spain submitted application EGF/2010/009 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Textiles for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in 143 enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 13 (manufacture of textiles)in the NUTS II region of Comunidad Valenciana (ES52) in Spain. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 17 June 2010.

        In order to establish a link between the redundancies and the major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, Spain argues, using EUROSTAT trade statistics, that the EU trade balance in textiles has deteriorated substantially over the period 2004-2008. There was a 13 % increase in imports of textiles into EU over the period 2004-2008; over the same period, the export of textiles from the EU to the rest of the world decreased by 0.5 %. The trade balance for textiles of the EU decreased from a surplus of EUR 927 million in 2004 to a deficit of EUR 1 441 million in 2008.

        This decline in demand was also felt in Spain. During the period 2005-2008, the Spanish balance of trade for textiles, which at the time was already negative, decreased by a further 15%.

        Spain submitted this application under the intervention criteria of Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, which requires at least 500 redundancies over a nine-month period in enterprises operating in the same NACE Revision 2 Division in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II level. The application cites 544 redundancies in 143 enterprises classified in the same NACE Revision 2 Division during the nine-month reference period from 13 April 2009 to 12 January 2010, all located in a single region at NUTS II level, the Comunidad Valenciana.

        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.

        On the basis of the application from Spain, the proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is EUR 2 059 466, 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 EUR 2 059 466 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 Interinstitutional 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 Fund for an amount of EUR 2 059 466 in commitment and payment appropriations in respect of redundancies in the textile sector in Spain.

      Members recall that the European Union has 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. Given that Spain has requested assistance in respect of cases concerning 350 redundancies in 143 enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 13 (Manufacture of textiles) in the NUTS II region of Comunidad Valenciana, and that this application fulfils the eligibility criteria set up by the EGF Regulation, Members request the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the EGF for the requested amount.

      Members recall the institutions' commitment to ensuring 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 also 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 information provided by the Commission 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 (the committee reiterates its call to present a comparative evaluation of these data in the Commission 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 parallel, Members welcome the fact that, in the context of mobilising the EGF, an alternative source of payment appropriations to unused European Social Fund 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 also 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 they regret the severe shortcomings of the European Commission when implementing the framework 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 (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the textile sector in Spain.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2010/808/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 (application EGF/2010/009 ES/Comunidad Valenciana Textiles from Spain).

      CONTENT: by this Decision, the European Parliament and the Council have decided to mobilise EUR 2 059 466 in commitment and payment appropriations from the European Globalisation and Adjustment Fund in the framework of the 2010 budget.

      The Fund will be mobilised to assist Spain in respect of redundancies in the textile industry.

      Given that this application complies with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, the Parliament and the Council have decided to respond by providing the aforementioned amount.

      To recall, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) 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. It should also be noted that 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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