2011/2092(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the wind turbine manufacturing industry in Denmark

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2011/2092(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the wind turbine manufacturing industry in Denmark
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Lead BUDG MATERA Barbara (EPP)
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Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/06003
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  • 2011/07/27 Final act published in Official Journal
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1 2011/2092(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the wind turbine manufacturing industry in Denmark
2011/01/06 BUDG 1 amendments...
source: PE-467.014

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the wind turbine manufacturing industry in Denmark.

        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 Denmark to mobilise the EGF. The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        Denmark: application EGF/2010/022 DK/LM Glasfiber from Denmark: on 7 July 2010, Denmark submitted application EGF/2010/022 DK/LM Glasfiber for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in LM Glasfiber in Denmark. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 3 February 2011.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, Denmark argues that the wind turbine manufacturing industry in the EU, which is included in NACE Revision 2 Division 28 ('Manufacture of machinery and equipment'), has been seriously affected by changes in world trade patterns, in particular a significant reduction of the EU market share. Denmark explains that, although the European production of wind turbines has increased in the past few years, the global market for wind turbines has developed even faster, especially in Asia and North America.

        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 four-month period in an enterprise in a Member State, including workers made redundant in its suppliers and downstream producers. The application cites 651 redundancies in LM Glasfiber during the four-month reference period from 1 January 2010 to 30 April 2010 and 976 redundancies before and 23 after the reference period, but related to the same collective redundancy procedure.

        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 Denmark, the proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is EUR 6 247 415, 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 of EUR 6 247 415, 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, as required by Article 12(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

        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 2011 budget specific commitment 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 wind turbine manufacturing industry in Denmark.

        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 Denmark to mobilise the EGF. The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        Denmark: application EGF/2010/022 DK/LM Glasfiber from Denmark: on 7 July 2010, Denmark submitted application EGF/2010/022 DK/LM Glasfiber for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in LM Glasfiber in Denmark. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 3 February 2011.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, Denmark argues that the wind turbine manufacturing industry in the EU, which is included in NACE Revision 2 Division 28 ('Manufacture of machinery and equipment'), has been seriously affected by changes in world trade patterns, in particular a significant reduction of the EU market share. Denmark explains that, although the European production of wind turbines has increased in the past few years, the global market for wind turbines has developed even faster, especially in Asia and North America.

        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 four-month period in an enterprise in a Member State, including workers made redundant in its suppliers and downstream producers. The application cites 651 redundancies in LM Glasfiber during the four-month reference period from 1 January 2010 to 30 April 2010 and 976 redundancies before and 23 after the reference period, but related to the same collective redundancy procedure.

        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 Denmark, the proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is EUR 6 247 415, 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 of EUR 6 247 415, 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, as required by Article 12(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

        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 2011 budget specific commitment appropriations, as required in Point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006.

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    • The Council adopted two decisions mobilising an amount of EUR 20.4 million under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) for workers made redundant in Denmark:

      • an amount of EUR 14.2 million is allocated for dismissed workers in the enterprise Odense Steel Shipyard, arising from major structural changes in world trade patterns and a decrease in demand for cargo ships as a consequence of the global financial and economic crisis;
      • a further EUR 6.2 million will be spent for dismissed workers in the enterprise LM Glasfiber because of a decrease in demand for wind turbines in connection with the crisis.
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    • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of redundancies in the wind turbine manufacturing industry in Denmark.

      NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/469/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/2010/022 DK/LM Glasfiber 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 6 247 415 in commitment and payment appropriations.

      This amount is to assist Denmark in respect of redundancies within the enterprise LM Glasfiber.

      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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