Supporting persons who may lose their jobs in the event of no-deal Brexit: Council approves draft contingency measures

Supporting persons who may lose their jobs in the event of no-deal Brexit: Council approves draft contingency measures

The European Union is taking measures to help workers and self-employed persons across the EU‑27 whose jobs and professional activities may be affected as a consequence of no-deal Brexit.

Today, member states’ ambassadors in the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved the text of a draft regulation broadening the scope of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The aim of the proposal is to support workers made redundant and self-employed persons whose activity has ceased as a result of economic disruptions caused by the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

Timo Harakka, Minister of Employment for Finland remarked:

“These measures will ensure that anyone who loses their job as a result of hard Brexit will not be let down. Solidarity is a core value of the EU and we have to make sure that in the event of major economic disruption nobody is left behind.”

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