Parliament approves aid to unemployed people in the Netherlands

Published: 23 November 2010 y., Tuesday

The European Parliament today approved €10.5 million in European Globalisation Adjustment Fund aid to over 3,000 people in the Netherlands who lost their printing and publishing sector jobs last year, due to the economic crisis.

Financial assistance to the 3,058 former workers in the publishing and printing industry in the Netherlands will total €16.2 million, of which the EU is to contribute €10.5 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The aid will help them to find new jobs through measures including training and re-training, job-to-job accompaniment and support for business creation. Barbara Matera (EPP, IT), investigated the cases in six reports.

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established to provide additional support for workers made redundant as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation or the financial crisis and to assist them with their reintegration into the labour market. Its annual ceiling is €500 million.

EGF aid details

Noord Holland and Zuid Holland

598 persons in 8 publishing sector firms

Amount approved: €2,326,459

Vote: 558 in favour, 069 against, 17 abstentions

Noord Holland & Utrecht

720 persons in 79 firms in the printing and reproduction of recorded media sector

Amount approved: €2,266,625

Vote: 562 in favour, 66 against, 19 abstentions

Noord Brabant & Zuid Holland

821 persons in 70 firms in the printing and reproduction of recorded media sector

Amount approved: €2,890,027

Vote: 560 in favour, 67 against, 20 abstentions

Limburg

129 persons in 9 firms in the printing and reproduction of recorded media sector

Amount approved: €549,946

Vote: 558 in favour, 68 against, 20 abstentions

Drenthe

140 persons in 2 firms in the printing and reproduction of recorded media sector

Amount approved: €453,632

Vote: 558 in favour, 68 against, 22 abstentions

Gelderland and Overijssel

650 persons in 45 firms in the printing and reproduction of recorded media sector

Amount approved: €2,013,619

Vote: 559 in favour, 66 against, 21 abstentions

Šaltinis: europa.eu
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