President promises “commensurate penalty” for MEP’s insults to women

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA) will receive a “commensurate penalty” for his unacceptable remarks about the gender pay gap, as soon as an investigation into them has been completed, promised President Tajani at the opening. This language, which “offended every woman in this house” will not be tolerated, he insisted, to loud applause.

Looking back to International Women’s Day on 8 March, Mr Tajani stressed that the EU will not be able to tackle problems such as terrorism, unemployment and poverty unless it respects and enforces women’s rights.

He urged EU member states to ratify and enforce the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women.