European Parliament approves 2.3 million euros grant to support of laid-off media staff

The European parliament on Thursday approved 2.3 million euros to support 550 people who lost their jobs in media in Greece. Last month, the European Commission had proposed a 2.3 million euro support grant from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to help laid-off individuals find new jobs by offering them career guidance, training and benefits.

The support will go to people laid off from three media companies due to the global and fiscal crisis.

At the European Parliament, 556 deputies voted for the grant, 76 against and 4 were absent.

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