BRUSSELS – Workers idled following the loss of some production at Volkswagen AG’s “Forest” manufacturing plant here may be the first to benefit from a new €500 million ($666 million) fund created to help European Union companies affected by globalization. A meeting of the European Commission, the EU Council of Ministers (representing member states) and the European Parliament agreed the Forest case could be covered by the fund, which is to be launched Jan. 1. The outlays would cover ...

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