26.2.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

CE 56/158


Thursday 29 September 2011
Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund ***I

P7_TA(2011)0428

European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 September 2011 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (COM(2011)0336 – C7-0161/2011 – 2011/0147(COD))

2013/C 56 E/38

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2011)0336),

having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 175, third paragraph, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7-0161/2011),

having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

after consulting the European Economic and Social Committee,

after consulting the Committee of the Regions,

having regard to Rule 55 and 46(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (A7-0308/2011),

1.

Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.


Thursday 29 September 2011
P7_TC1-COD(2011)0147

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 September 2011 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) No …/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the third paragraph of Article 175 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

After consulting the European Economic and Social Committee,

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 (2) has established the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund ("EGF") to enable the Union to provide support and show solidarity to workers made redundant as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation.

(2)

As part of the response to the financial and economic crisis Regulation (EC) No 546/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 (3) amended the Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 by providing, in particular, for a temporary derogation aimed at broadening its scope to cover crisis-related redundancies and a temporary increase in the EGF co-financing rate.

(3)

In the light of the current economic and financial situation in the Union, it is appropriate to extend this derogation before its expiry on 30 December 2011.

(4)

Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 should therefore be amended accordingly.

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In Article 1(1a) of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"This derogation shall apply to all applications submitted by 31 December 2013.".

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at

For the European Parliament

The President

For the Council

The President


(1)  Position of European Parliament of 29 September 2011.

(2)  OJ L 48, 22.2.2008, p. 82.

(3)  OJ L 167, 29.6.2009, p. 26.