Proposal for a Decision on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following an application from Belgium

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Series Details COM (2019) 442
Publication Date 04/10/2019
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Proposal for a Decision put forward by the European Commission in October 2019, which mobilises the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in response to application EGF/2019/001 BE/Carrefour.

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The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aims to provide support for workers made redundant and self-employed persons whose activity has ceased as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, as a result of a continuation of the global financial and economic crisis, or as a result of a new global financial and economic crisis, and to assist them with their reintegration into the labour market.

Belgium submitted an application on 20 June 2019 for a financial contribution from the EGF following redundancies in Carrefour Belgique SA. Following an assessment of this application, the European Commission concluded that the conditions for awarding a financial contribution from the EGF had been met. It therefore adopted a proposal for a Decision to allocate a financial contribution of €1,632,028 in respect of the application submitted by Belgium.

The plenary session of the European Parliament endorsed the proposed Decision on 14 November.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2019:442:FIN
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The Brussels Times, 04/10/2019: Mixed reactions to EU support for dismissed Carrefour workers https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/business/71774/mixed-reactions-to-commission-support-for-dismissed-carrefour-workers/

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European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: redundancies in the retail trade sector in Belgium https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2019/2114(BUD)
European Commission: Press Release, 04/10/2019: Employment: Commission proposes €1.6 million from Globalisation Adjustment Fund to help 400 workers made redundant in Carrefour Belgique https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_19_5892
European Parliament: Press Release, 06/11/2019: Budget MEPs back €1.6 million to help 400 former workers of Carrefour Belgium https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191104IPR65716/
European Parliament: Press Release, 14/11/2019: Parliament backs €1.6 million to help former workers of Carrefour Belgium https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191111IPR66216/

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