2011/2138(BUD)

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the graphic media industry in the Netherlands (Overijssel)

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2011/2138(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the graphic media industry in the Netherlands (Overijssel)
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG MATERA Barbara (EPP)
Opinion EMPL
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/06370
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  • 2011/10/07 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2011/09/14 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0374/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/09/12 Draft budget approved by Council
  • #3109
  • 2011/09/12 Council Meeting
  • 2011/09/08 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2011/09/08 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2011/07/22 Deadline Amendments
  • 2011/07/05 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/06/29 Committee draft report
  • 2011/06/28 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2011)0387 summary
  • 2011/06/28 Date
  • 2011/06/28 Non-legislative basic document
    • COM(2011)0387 summary
    • DG Budget, LEWANDOWSKI Janusz

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7 2011/2138(BUD) Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the graphic media industry in the Netherlands (Overijssel)
2011/07/25 BUDG 7 amendments...
source: PE-469.978

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the graphic media industry in the Netherlands (Overijssel).

        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 the Netherlands.

        The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        The Netherlands: application EGF/2010/028 NL/Overijssel Division 18: on 20 December 2010, the Netherlands submitted application EGF/2010/028 NL/Overijssel Division 18 for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in nine enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 18 ('Printing and reproduction of recorded media') in the NUTS II region of Overijssel (NL21) in the Netherlands. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 7 March 2011.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and the global financial and economic crisis, the Netherlands argues that the economic crisis resulted in a substantial decrease in demand for the graphic media industry. As a consequence the turnover in the graphic industry decreased by 8.6% in 2009. The orders from other economic sectors for printed advertising material, which represents 35% of the total turnover of the printing and publishing sector, decreased dramatically between 2008 and 2009 due to the reduction of budgets for media and advertising activities induced by the economic crisis. The application cites several examples. In the construction industry, the budget for information and publicity was cut by 36.8% following the start of the crisis; in the financial sector by 33.2 % and in consumer electronics by 30.6%. In addition, the economic crisis negatively affected demand for various types of printed media material (popular magazines; newspapers; commercial newspapers distributed free of charge…).

        The Netherlands submitted this application under the intervention criteria of Article 2(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, which provides that, in small labour markets or in exceptional circumstances, where duly substantiated by the Member State concerned, an application for a contribution from the EGF may be considered admissible even if the intervention criteria laid down in Article 2(a) and 2(b) are not entirely met, when redundancies have a serious impact on employment and the local economy. In this case the applicant must specify which of the main intervention criteria its application fails to meet.

        The Netherlands has specified that the application seeks to derogate from Article 2(b), where the required threshold is 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 in a Member State. The application cites 214 redundancies in nine enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 18 ('Printing and reproduction of recorded media') in the NUTS II region of Overijssel (NL21) during the nine-month reference period from 16

        January 2010 to 16 October 2010.

        The Dutch authorities argue that this application meets the requirements for a submission under Article 2(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 citing exceptional circumstances: it covers further redundancies in the same NACE 2 Division during the same reference period as the redundancies covered by application EGF/2010/030 NL/Noord-Holland and Flevoland Division 18 that was submitted by the Netherlands under Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006. In addition, Overijssel constitutes a contiguous region at NUTS II level with Flevoland. The exceptionality of the case lies in the combination of these factors, which together pose an unusual and difficult situation for the workers and the region concerned.

        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 the Netherlands, the proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is EUR 718 140, representing 65% of the total cost.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: 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 718 140, 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.

        An amount of EUR 6 024 454 remains available on the EGF Budget line 04.0501 after adoption by both arms of the Budgetary Authority of three Decisions totalling an amount of EUR 10 371 321, and taking into account the six cases currently discussed by the Budgetary Authority for a total amount of EUR 31 213 175. This available amount will be used to cover the amount of EUR 718 140 needed for the present application.

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      • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in respect of redundancies in the graphic media industry in the Netherlands (Overijssel).

        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 the Netherlands.

        The main elements of the assessment are as follows:

        The Netherlands: application EGF/2010/028 NL/Overijssel Division 18: on 20 December 2010, the Netherlands submitted application EGF/2010/028 NL/Overijssel Division 18 for a financial contribution from the EGF, following redundancies in nine enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 18 ('Printing and reproduction of recorded media') in the NUTS II region of Overijssel (NL21) in the Netherlands. The application was supplemented by additional information up to 7 March 2011.

        In order to establish the link between the redundancies and the global financial and economic crisis, the Netherlands argues that the economic crisis resulted in a substantial decrease in demand for the graphic media industry. As a consequence the turnover in the graphic industry decreased by 8.6% in 2009. The orders from other economic sectors for printed advertising material, which represents 35% of the total turnover of the printing and publishing sector, decreased dramatically between 2008 and 2009 due to the reduction of budgets for media and advertising activities induced by the economic crisis. The application cites several examples. In the construction industry, the budget for information and publicity was cut by 36.8% following the start of the crisis; in the financial sector by 33.2 % and in consumer electronics by 30.6%. In addition, the economic crisis negatively affected demand for various types of printed media material (popular magazines; newspapers; commercial newspapers distributed free of charge…).

        The Netherlands submitted this application under the intervention criteria of Article 2(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006, which provides that, in small labour markets or in exceptional circumstances, where duly substantiated by the Member State concerned, an application for a contribution from the EGF may be considered admissible even if the intervention criteria laid down in Article 2(a) and 2(b) are not entirely met, when redundancies have a serious impact on employment and the local economy. In this case the applicant must specify which of the main intervention criteria its application fails to meet.

        The Netherlands has specified that the application seeks to derogate from Article 2(b), where the required threshold is 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 in a Member State. The application cites 214 redundancies in nine enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 18 ('Printing and reproduction of recorded media') in the NUTS II region of Overijssel (NL21) during the nine-month reference period from 16

        January 2010 to 16 October 2010.

        The Dutch authorities argue that this application meets the requirements for a submission under Article 2(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 citing exceptional circumstances: it covers further redundancies in the same NACE 2 Division during the same reference period as the redundancies covered by application EGF/2010/030 NL/Noord-Holland and Flevoland Division 18 that was submitted by the Netherlands under Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006. In addition, Overijssel constitutes a contiguous region at NUTS II level with Flevoland. The exceptionality of the case lies in the combination of these factors, which together pose an unusual and difficult situation for the workers and the region concerned.

        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 the Netherlands, the proposed contribution from the EGF to the coordinated package of personalised services is EUR 718 140, representing 65% of the total cost.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: 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 718 140, 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.

        An amount of EUR 6 024 454 remains available on the EGF Budget line 04.0501 after adoption by both arms of the Budgetary Authority of three Decisions totalling an amount of EUR 10 371 321, and taking into account the six cases currently discussed by the Budgetary Authority for a total amount of EUR 31 213 175. This available amount will be used to cover the amount of EUR 718 140 needed for the present application.

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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 718 140 in commitment and payment appropriationsin respect of redundanciesin the graphic media industry in the Netherlands (Overijssel).

      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 the Netherlands has requested assistance in respect of cases concerning 214 redundancies, all targeted for assistance, in nine enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 18 ('Printing and reproduction of recorded media') in the NUTS II region of Overijssel (NL21) in the Netherlands, Members request the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the EGF for the requested amount.

      Members appreciate, in this sense, the improved procedure put in place by the Commission, following the Parliament's request for accelerating the release of grants. They hope that further improvements in the procedure will be reached in the framework of the upcoming reviews of the EGF.

      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 on the coordinated package of personalised services to be funded from the EGF includes information on the complementarity with actions funded by the Structural Funds.

      Members welcome the fact that, following repeated requests from the Parliament, for the first time the 2011 budget shows payment appropriations of EUR 47 608 950 on the EGF budget line 04 05 01. This dedicated allocation will avoid transfers from other budget lines, as happened in the past, which could be detrimental to the achievement of the various policies objectives.

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    • PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in respect of redundancies in the graphic media sector in the Netherlands (Overijssel).

      NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/655/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/2010/028 NL/Overijssel Division 18 from the Netherlands).

      CONTENT: the European Parliament and the Council have decided that for the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2011, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR718 140 in commitment and payment appropriations.

      This amount is to assist in respect of redundancies in nine enterprises operating in the NACE Revision 2 Division 18 ('Printing and reproduction of recorded media') in the NUTS II region of Overijssel (NL21) in the Netherlands.

      Noting that the application from the Netherlands 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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