“The funds requested by the Greek authorities, amounting to €8.7 million [$9.9 million], will help the workers in their transition to new jobs,” the EC said in a statement.
The commission will mobilize the European Globalization Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,633 media workers from Greece's Attica region, which has seen 70-percent unemployment for over a year.
The funds will provide career guidance, training and also startup contributions for unemployed media professionals, according to the statement.
In recent years, Greece has suffered major problems amid an economic crisis. The country owes about $270 billion to the so-called troika of international creditors; the EC, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
The newly-elected leftist Syriza party is seeking a debt bailout and vowed to renegotiate Greece’s highly unpopular austerity measures, imposed by the troika.