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Europees fonds voor aanpassing aan de globalisering: commissie begroting steunt maatregelen aan Portugal, Nederland, Spanje en Denemarken (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op dinsdag 5 oktober 2010, 12:21.

The European Parliament's Budgets Committee on Monday backed EU funding for 3,731 workers in Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark who were made redundant due to the closure of their companies.

The total financial assistance approved by MEPs is €14,489,399. Funding for Portugal concerns 839 people who used to work for Qimonda AG, a multinational electronics firm in the Norte region. In the Netherlands, the assistance goes to 512 ex-employees of NXL Semiconductors, in the Gelderland and Eindhoven regions. In Spain, support goes to the Cataluña region, where 1,429 people working in 23 different car manufacturing companies were made redundant. Lastly, in Denmark; the support goes to 851 people made redundant by 45 companies manufacturing machinery equipment in the Nordjylland region.

Following the green light by the committee, the full Parliament and the Council of Ministers still have to give their approval.

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 or the financial crisis and to assist them with their reintegration into the labour market. The annual ceiling of the fund is €500 million.

Details of the applications

Portugal/ Qimonda AG

839 persons targeted for support

Amount approved: €2,405,671

Netherlands, NXL Semiconductors Netherlands

512 persons targeted for support

Amount approved: €1,809,434.

Spain, 23 different car manufacturing companies

1429 persons targeted for support

Amount approved: €2,752,935.

Denmark, 45 machinery and parts manufacturing companies

951 persons targeted for support

Amount approved: €7,521,359.

In the chair : Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR)


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