Vote on European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) - Footwear, Spain:
- extracts from the vote
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - EP
End production: 12/06/2012 First transmission: 12/06/2012
MEPs accepted an aid totalling €1.6 million to help 876 redundant Spanish shoemakers, in order to retrain and find new jobs. Even if the aid is to come from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF), the final decision must first be endorsed by EU Member States. Spain applied for the aid in December 2011, when 876 former employees of 146 footwear manufacturing firms in the Valencia region made redundant due to globalisation.
The EGF helps workers find new jobs and develop new skills when they have lost their jobs as a result of changing global trade patterns and global financial and economic crisis, with up to € 500 million available each year.
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg
||SOUNDBITE (Greek) Georgios PAPASTAMKOS (EPP, GR), EP Vice President, opens the vote on the report by Salvador GARRIGA POLLEDO on the application of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) at the Communidad Valenciana, Spain, footwear industry.
||Cutaway on the rapporteur voting. Ambience shots during the vote.
||Digital screen with results: 542 votes in favour, 66 against and 22 abstentions. The report is adopted.