Nearly 23 700 workers dismissed due to economic crisis and major structural changes in world trade patterns were helped by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) last year, according to a report adopted today by the European Commission – more than double the number of workers helped by the Fund in 2009.
The Committee of the Regions, AGE Platform Europe and the European Commission have issued a brochure presenting EU funding possibilities for regional and local initiatives to promote active ageing and solidarity between generations.
The European Commission has approved an application from Portugal for assistance from the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The grant of € 1.4 million will help 680 redundant workers in shoe manufacturing to find new jobs.
Following a request from the Spanish authorities on 28th July 2011, the European Commission has approved Spain's request to restrict its labour market to Romanian workers until 31 December 2012 due to serious disturbances on its labour market.
The European Commission has made payments to Belgium and Denmark from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The total amount of €30,023,247 will help 4 609 dismissed workers back into employment, following their redundancy in three sectors: shipbuilding, manufacture of wind turbines and car manufacturing.
The European Commission agreed to measures that should make a significant contribution to getting some of the EU's most troubled economies back on track. Under the proposal, six countries would be asked to contribute less to projects that they currently co-finance with the European Union.