The Commission welcomes today's decision of the European Parliament and the Council to approve €2.3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 550 displaced workers of three media companies in the Greek region Attica find new jobs.
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The proposal was put forward by the Commission in October 2018.
Marianne Thyssen, the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, said: “The Greek people has made tremendous efforts to find their way out of the financial and economic crisis. While we see meanwhile good progress, there is still a way ahead of us. Also the publishing sector in Attica suffered heavily under the crisis due to substantial drops in sales and advertising revenues. This EGF support helps to make sure that the workers dismissed will get the best help to improve their chances on the labour market.”
The actions supported with this money will provide the workers with occupational guidance, training, retraining and vocational training, specific advice towards entrepreneurship, contributions to business start-up and a variety of allowances. The total amount of this package is about €3.8 million, of which the EU will provide 60%.
The Commission will make the funding available still this year.