A Discliplinary Action
Korwin-Mikke will be suspended from parliamentary activities for 10 days, forfeit his politicians’ daily subsistence allowance for 30 days, and be banned from representing the legislature for a year, the parliament’s president Antonio Tajani said.
Mr Tajani said he “will not tolerate such behaviour” and added that “by offending all women, [Mr Korwin-Mikke] displayed contempt for our most fundamental values”.
It comes after the Polish MEP, who stands for election under a party name made from his own initials, slammed women’s rights to equal pay in a series of interviews.
He previously told the European Parliament that women should earn less than men, “because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent, and they must earn less! That’s all”.
The comments drew gasps in the chamber, and another MEP, a woman called Iratxe Garcia Perez, from Spain, told him: “Look, according to your theory, I should not have the right to be here, as a member of this parliament.”The Socialist Workers’ Party politician continued: “And I know it hurts you, I know it hurts and worries you, that today women can sit in this house and represent European citizens with the same rights as you.“I am here to defend all European women from men like you.”