MEPs approved aid to redundant workers in Spain, Netherlands, Romania and Greece
MEPs voted in favour of the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help redundant workers to find new jobs for five applications coming from Greece, Romania, Spain (Aragón & Castilla y León) and the Netherlands, and for a technical assistance application at the initiative of the European Commission.
The aid offers workers measures such as information sessions, occupational guidance, jobs-search assistance and promotion of entrepreneurship among others. The EGF is a financial aid set up by the EU to provide additional support for workers made redundant as a result of major structural changes in world trade patters due to globalisation or the financial crises and to help them find new jobs.
All the political groups supported the reports. Only the majority of the ECR group and part of the EFDD group voted against.
Now, the EGF funding needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers.
Click on the links below to see how MEPs voted on each report:
Report NÍ RIADA (Technical assistance)
Report KYRTSOS (Greece)
Report MUREŞAN (Romania)
Report JÄÄTTEENMÄKI (Spain – Aragón food and beverage)
Report GONZÁLEZ PONS (Spain – Castilla y León)
Report TANG (The Netherlands)