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The European Commission today proposed to provide France with €11.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2 089 workers made redundant at the end of 2009 and during 2010 in France by PSA Peugeot Citroën to find new jobs.
The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for their approval.
This EGF application is not related to the latest developments in relation to the plant in Aulnay, but was presented by France in response to an earlier wave of redundancies in the PSA group linked to the financial and economic crisis.
France applied for support from the EGF concerning 2 089 redundancies in France by PSA Peugeot Citroën following the abrupt drop in demand for new motor vehicles in the EU.
The personalised package of EGF co-funded measures aims to help the workers by offering them advisory services and various types of training, including training towards business creation, as well as allowances provided under the so-called congé de reclassement and support for business creation. All 2 089 redundant workers are targeted for assistance from the EGF.
The total estimated cost of the package is approximately €18.4 million, to which the EGF would provide €11.9 million.