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2009 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 247 E/75

Thursday 10 April 2008

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

Amendment 29
ARTICLE 1, POINT 31A (new)
Article 98a (new) (Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2343/2002)

(31a) The following Article 98a is inserted:

Article 98a

Two years before the expiry of a financial perspective or


multi-annual financial framework, the Commission shall
provide the European Parliament and the Council with
an opinion concerning the functioning and the necessity
of each agency.

Amendment 30
ARTICLE 1, POINT 32
Article 99 (Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2343/2002)

(32) In Article 99, the following sentence is added: ‘The (32) Article 99 is replaced by the following:
director shall transmit these rules to the Commission for
information.’;
Article 99

The management board shall, as far as is necessary and


in agreement with the Commission, adopt detailed rules
for implementing the financial regulation of the
Community body, on a proposal from its director.

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (Malta and Portugal)


P6_TA(2008)0114
European Parliament resolution of 10 April 2008 on the proposal for a decision of the European
Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund,
in application of point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the
European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound
financial management (COM(2008)0094 — C6-0085/2008 — 2008/2043(ACI))
(2009/C 247 E/16)

The European Parliament,

— having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council
(COM(2008)0094 — C6-0085/2008),

— having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament,
the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (1), and in
particular point 28 thereof,

(1) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1. Agreement as amended by Decision 2008/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the
Council (OJ L 6, 10.1.2008, p. 7).
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— having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of
20 December 2006 on establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (1),

— having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A6-0083/2008),

A. whereas the European Union has set up the appropriate legislative and budgetary instruments to provide
additional support to workers who suffer from the consequences of major structural changes in world
trade patterns and to assist their reintegration into the labour market,

B. whereas the European Union's financial assistance to workers made redundant should be dynamic and
made available as quickly and efficiently as possible,

C. whereas Malta and Portugal have requested assistance in respect of redundancies in the textile sector in
Malta and the automobile sector in Portugal, by letters of 12 September 2007 and 9 October 2007 (2),

1. Requests the institutions involved to make the necessary efforts to accelerate the mobilisation of the
Fund;

2. Stresses its concern regarding the nature of measures financed from the Fund with a view to reducing
the number of persons remaining unemployed; asks the Commission, in cooperation with the Portuguese
authorities, to closely monitor the situation in relation to the provisions of Article 3, second paragraph, of
Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 and to report to the legislative and budgetary authorities;

3. Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

4. Instructs its President to sign the decision with the President of the Council and arrange for its
publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

5. Instructs its President to forward this resolution, including its annex, to the Council and Commission.

ANNEX

DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL


of 10 April 2008
on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in accordance with point 28 of
the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and
the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

— Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

— Having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament,
the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (3), and in
particular point 28 thereof,

(1) OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.


(2) Applications EGF/2007/008 and EGF/2007/010.
(3) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1. Agreement as amended by Decision 2008/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 6,
10.1.2008, p. 7).
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— Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of
20 December 2006 on establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (1), and in particular
Article 12(3) thereof,

— Having regard to the Commission proposal,

Whereas:

(1) The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (the ‘Fund’) was established to provide additional support
to workers who suffer from the consequences of major structural changes in world trade patterns and to
assist them with their reintegration into the labour market.

(2) The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 allows the mobilisation of the Fund within the annual
ceiling of EUR 500 million.

(3) On 12 September 2007 Malta submitted an application to deploy the Fund, in respect of redundancies
in the textile sector, specifically for workers made redundant by VF(Malta)Ltd and Bortex Clothing Ind
Co Ltd. The application complies with the requirements for determining the financial contributions as
laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

(4) On 9 October 2007 Portugal submitted an application to deploy the Fund, in respect of redundancies in
the automobile sector, specifically for workers made redundant by Opel in Azambuja, Alcoa Fujikura in
Seixal and Johnson Controls in Portalegre. The application complies with the requirements for deter­
mining the financial contributions as laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006.

(5) The Fund should, therefore, be mobilised in order to provide a financial contribution for the appli­
cations,

HAVE DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1
For the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008, the European Globalisation
Adjustment Fund shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 3 106 882 in commitment and payment
appropriations.

Article 2
This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 10 April 2008.

For the European Parliament For the Council


The President The President

(1) OJ L 406, 30.12.2006, p. 1.