Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

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EU parliament to sanction sexist Polish MEP

Nationalist Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke is facing sanctions following sexist remarks about women earlier this month. "I do not intend to tolerate such behavoir," European Parliament president Antonio Tajani said Monday. Korwin-Mikke risks a 30 day ban from plenary and committee meetings but may still vote. He'd also have to forfeit his daily allowance up to 30 days and may no longer join delegations for up to a year.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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