About: European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

EU globalisation adjustment fund should cushion Brexit consequences

On Monday (21 October), the European Parliament voted in favour of using funds from the Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in the event of a hard Brexit to help workers of the remaining EU-27 who will have lost their jobs as a result of the UK's withdrawal. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Climate Summit opens in Bonn as EU edges closer to carbon neutrality deal

A few days before the EU Summit, climate diplomats are gathering in Bonn to agree on rules for trading CO2 certificates and financial mechanisms designed to support developing countries, two agenda items from the Paris Agreement that remain unresolved. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Future EU 07-05-2019

OECD calls for bigger EU budget to deal with digital revolution

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defended a larger budget for the EU, saying the bloc's funding is already “stretched” despite new challenges  like digitalisation.
Economy & Jobs 31-05-2018

Commission defends Cohesion-European Semester link, with suspended payments option

The Commission rushed on Wednesday (30 May) to defend its proposal on linking Cohesion Policy programmes with structural reforms in the European Semester, after MEPs and networks of regions and cities voiced concerns about the possible impact on Cohesion’s initial objectives to help less developed regions.
Economy & Jobs 11-05-2017

EU facing up to deficits of globalisation

After almost two decades of neglecting the flaws of free trade, the European Commission admitted yesterday (10 May) that it is high time to share the benefits of globalisation.

Parliament approves Alitalia request for EU aid fund

The European Parliament has approved a request to use the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help ex-Alitalia employees. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Alitalia request for EGF funds approved

The European Parliament's Committee on Budgets has approved a request to use the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help ex-Alitalia employees. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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Agrifood 21-11-2014

€1 million EU aid package for redundant French abattoir workers

The European Parliament has adopted a motion to provide one million euros in EU aid to the ex-employees of Brittany's GAD Abattoirs. The crisis in the French pork industry and the misuse of foreign workers are blamed for the company's difficulties. EURACTIV France reports.

EU debates value of emergency jobless fund

European ministers are proposing to stretch a fund for workers laid off as a result of globalisation to include those hit by the economic crisis, but want to slash its budget by two-thirds, says the MEP overseeing the fund.

EU globalisation fund in peril as countries seek budget cuts

The United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and seven other net contributors to the EU budget have called to scrap a €500-million annual fund aimed at helping workers laid-off as a result of globalisation.
Regional Policy 16-06-2010

Regions in Ireland, Spain receive EU funds to fight jobs crisis

The European Parliament yesterday (15 June) approved EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGAF) aid for regions in Ireland and Spain, two of the EU countries hit hardest by the global recession. The funding should be seen as a "hand-up, not a hand-out," MEPs said.