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MEP Korwin-Mikke reprimanded over pejorative comments on women

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Today the EP president Antonio Tajani announced the sanctions against Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke for his unacceptable remarks against women during a plenary debate on the “Gender pay gap” on 1 March 2017.

According to the decision, the MEP will lose his daily subsistence allowance for thirty days, be suspended from parliamentary activities for ten days, with the exception of voting, and prohibited from representing Parliament for one year.

Speaking before the start of the voting session in Strasbourg, president Tajani announced the decision to reprimand MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA, PL) for his declarations against gender equality.

“I will not tolerate such behaviour, in particular when it comes from someone who is expected to discharge his duties as a representative of the people of Europe with due dignity. By offending all women, the MEP displayed contempt for our most fundamental values, ” – Tajani said.

The president also extended his apologies to anyone who was hurt or offended by the MEP’s outburst, emphasising that such behaviour will never be tolerated.

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