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2019/0180(COD) European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) 2014-2020

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead EMPL BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ Vilija (icon: S&D S&D) FRANSSEN Cindy (icon: EPP EPP), BROPHY Jane (icon: Renew Renew), PHILLIPS Alexandra Louise Rosenfield (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), SZYDŁO Beata (icon: ECR ECR)
Committee Opinion BUDG VAN OVERTVELDT Johan (icon: ECR ECR)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 175-p3

Events

2019/10/31
   Final act published in Official Journal
2019/10/24
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2019/10/24
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2019/10/24
   CSL - Final act signed
2019/10/24
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/10/24
   CSL - Council Meeting
2019/10/22
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 516 votes to 23, with 17 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020).

Parliament adopted its position at first reading, in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, taking over the Commission proposal.

The EGF was established to enable the Union to show solidarity towards workers who lost their jobs as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation.

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement is likely to negatively affect some industries and services by leading to people working in those sectors being made redundant. This Regulation should amend Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 in order to specify that such redundancies fall within the scope of the EGF. This would ensure that the EGF can respond effectively by offering assistance to workers made redundant in areas, sectors, territories or labour markets subject to serious economic disruption due to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement.

This Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and should apply from the day following that on which the Treaties cease to apply to the United Kingdom. However, it should not apply if a withdrawal agreement concluded with the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 50(2) TEU has entered into force by that date.

In a statement annexed to the legislative resolution, the European Parliament called on the Commission and the Member States to ensure a flexible application of Article 4(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 on the EGF 2014-2020 in the event of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, in particular with regard to collective applications involving SMEs in single or multisectoral cases.

Documents
2019/10/04
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted the report by Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ (S&D, LT) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020).

The committee responsible recommended that the European Parliament adopt its position at first reading, in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, taking over the Commission proposal.

As a reminder, this proposal is part of the Union preparedness and contingency plan to mitigate the most significant disruptions caused by a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement. The proposed amendments aim to clarify that redundancies resulting from a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement fall within the scope of the EGF.

In a statement annexed to the draft resolution, the European Parliament called on the Commission and the Member States to ensure a flexible application of Article 4(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for the period 2014-2020 in the event of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, in particular with regard to collective applications involving SMEs in single or multisectoral cases.

The Committee on Budgets also expressed its support for the proposal for a regulation amending the EGF Regulation.

Documents
2019/10/02
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2019/10/01
   EP - Specific opinion
Documents
2019/09/26
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2019/09/24
   EP - VAN OVERTVELDT Johan (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG
2019/09/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/09/09
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2019/09/04
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to enable the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support workers made redundant as a result of the likely economic disruptions in the case of a Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

BACKGROUND: the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union using the procedure provided for in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).

Following a request from the United Kingdom, the European Council agreed on 11 April 2019 to further extend the deadline provided for in Article 50(3) of the TEU until 31 October 2019. Unless the United Kingdom ratifies the withdrawal agreement by 31 October 2019 or requests a third extension and it is adopted unanimously by the European Council, the United Kingdom will leave the Union without agreement and become a third country on 1 November 2019.

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established by Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council for the duration of the multiannual financial framework from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013. It was established to enable the Union to show solidarity towards workers who lost their jobs as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation.

After analysing the risks, the European Commission concluded that this proposal was necessary to ensure an effective response from the EGF and to show solidarity with workers made redundant in the Union as a result of a withdrawal from the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement.

CONTENT: the proposed contingency Regulation should amend Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 in order to specify that redundancies resulting from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement fall within the scope of the EGF.

Such a withdrawal would represent a major change in the EU's trade relations and the structure of the internal market and would therefore probably have significant repercussions on business models, growth and employment.

The Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and should apply from the date following that on which the Treaties cease to apply in the United Kingdom. However, it should not apply if a withdrawal agreement concluded with the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 50(2) TEU has entered into force by that date.

2019/09/03
   EP - BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ Vilija (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL

Documents

Votes

A9-0015/2019 - Vilija Blinkevičiūtė - Vote unique

2019/10/22 Outcome: +: 516, -: 23, 0: 17
DE IT FR ES PL GB RO NL HU PT AT BE BG EL SE LT HR IE SK DK FI CZ LU CY MT LV EE SI
Total
77
51
45
40
39
42
23
22
18
17
17
15
15
13
19
10
10
9
10
10
11
16
6
5
5
4
4
3
icon: PPE PPE
147

Slovakia PPE

3

Finland PPE

2

Luxembourg PPE

2
2

Malta PPE

For (1)

1

Latvia PPE

For (1)

1

Slovenia PPE

3
icon: S&D S&D
122

Netherlands S&D

3

Belgium S&D

2

Greece S&D

1

Lithuania S&D

2

Denmark S&D

2

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

1
icon: Renew Renew
74

Hungary Renew

1

Austria Renew

For (1)

1

Sweden Renew

Abstain (1)

3

Lithuania Renew

1

Croatia Renew

For (1)

1

Ireland Renew

For (1)

1

Finland Renew

3

Luxembourg Renew

2

Latvia Renew

For (1)

1

Estonia Renew

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
56

Spain Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

3

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

2

Ireland Verts/ALE

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

2

Czechia Verts/ALE

3

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
30

Netherlands GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

2

Belgium GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: ECR ECR
47

Germany ECR

For (1)

1

United Kingdom ECR

1

Netherlands ECR

3

Belgium ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

For (1)

1

Greece ECR

1
3

Lithuania ECR

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Slovakia ECR

Against (1)

2

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1
icon: ID ID
52
3

Denmark ID

Against (1)

1

Finland ID

2

Czechia ID

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Estonia ID

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
28

Germany NI

1

Hungary NI

1

Slovakia NI

2
AmendmentsDossier
1 2019/0180(COD)
2019/09/26 EMPL 1 amendments...
source: 641.274

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  • The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted the report by Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ (S&D, LT) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020).
  • The committee responsible recommended that the European Parliament adopt its position at first reading, in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, taking over the Commission proposal.
  • As a reminder, this proposal is part of the Union preparedness and contingency plan to mitigate the most significant disruptions caused by a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement. The proposed amendments aim to clarify that redundancies resulting from a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement fall within the scope of the EGF.
  • In a statement annexed to the draft resolution, the European Parliament called on the Commission and the Member States to ensure a flexible application of Article 4(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for the period 2014-2020 in the event of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, in particular with regard to collective applications involving SMEs in single or multisectoral cases.
  • The Committee on Budgets also expressed its support for the proposal for a regulation amending the EGF Regulation.
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  • PURPOSE: to enable the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support workers made redundant as a result of the likely economic disruptions in the case of a Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.
  • PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.
  • ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.
  • BACKGROUND: the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union using the procedure provided for in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).
  • Following a request from the United Kingdom, the European Council agreed on 11 April 2019 to further extend the deadline provided for in Article 50(3) of the TEU until 31 October 2019. Unless the United Kingdom ratifies the withdrawal agreement by 31 October 2019 or requests a third extension and it is adopted unanimously by the European Council, the United Kingdom will leave the Union without agreement and become a third country on 1 November 2019.
  • The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established by Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council for the duration of the multiannual financial framework from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013. It was established to enable the Union to show solidarity towards workers who lost their jobs as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation.
  • After analysing the risks, the European Commission concluded that this proposal was necessary to ensure an effective response from the EGF and to show solidarity with workers made redundant in the Union as a result of a withdrawal from the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement.
  • CONTENT: the proposed contingency Regulation should amend Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013 in order to specify that redundancies resulting from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement fall within the scope of the EGF.
  • Such a withdrawal would represent a major change in the EU's trade relations and the structure of the internal market and would therefore probably have significant repercussions on business models, growth and employment.
  • The Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and should apply from the date following that on which the Treaties cease to apply in the United Kingdom. However, it should not apply if a withdrawal agreement concluded with the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 50(2) TEU has entered into force by that date.
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  • name: BROPHY Jane group: Renew Europe group abbr: Renew
  • name: PHILLIPS Alexandra Louise Rosenfield group: Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance abbr: Verts/ALE
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