Use of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for workers made redundant from the Oltenia Energy Complex

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund plays a vital role in supporting workers affected by structural changes in world trade patterns. Representatives of the Oltenia Energy Complex have announced that 200 workers will be made redundant from 1 June.

The Oltenia Energy Complex is one of the largest energy producers in Romania. The 200 redundancies are part of the restructuring, reorganisation and efficiency plan. If the fund were to be made available, it would provide various forms of assistance to re-enter the employment market, such as professional counselling, assistance in looking for jobs, integrated training, job-seekers’ allowance and training support.

In light of this, does the Commission consider that Romania will be able to seek assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for the redundant workers of the Oltenia Energy Complex?

Does the Commission intend to start the procedure to support the workers made redundant from the Oltenia Energy Complex?