Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following an application from Germany EGF/2017/008 DE/Goodyear
3. On 6 October 2017, Germany submitted application EGF/2017/008 DE/Goodyear for a financial contribution from the EGF, following 646 redundancies from Goodyear Dunlop Tyres GmbH. This followed the announcement that Goodyear’s Philippsburg production plant was to close at the end of 2017.
4. Germany argues that globalisation has had a negative impact on B-segment car tyre production in the EU. The market share in global tyre production held by the three largest global players (Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear) has shrunk as manufacturers from Asia become increasingly significant. EU tyre imports now far exceed tyre exports.
5. The proposed intervention is for active labour market policy measures to assist the workers made redundant through a package of personalised services. Actions will include: upskilling measures, workshops, a business start-up advisory service, a job search service, follow-up mentoring and training allowances.
6. Following its assessment of Germany’s application, the Commission has concluded, in accordance with all applicable provisions of the EGF Regulation, that the conditions for awarding a financial contribution from the EGF are met. The Commission proposed to mobilise the EGF for the amount of €2,165,231 (£1,903,455 ). This represents 60% of the total costs of the proposed actions.