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Parliamentary questions
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2 September 2019
Question for written answer E-002605-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Robert Biedroń (S&D)

 Subject:  Discrimination against LGBTI+ persons in Poland

The current political narrative in Poland, which the ruling Law and Justice Party has been cultivating for months, has led to the stigmatisation of — and even attacks against — LGBTI+ persons. One particularly serious attack took place on 20 July, when the participants of a peaceful march for equality were brutally beaten.

Over the last few months, four provinces, nine districts and several municipalities have adopted resolutions against ‘LGBT ideology’. Other public authorities are drawing up similar documents. These resolutions express homophobic and transphobic sentiments and opposition to ‘LGBT ideology’ or ‘gender ideology’, and some advocate the fight against ‘the promotion of homosexuality’ or ‘homoterror’.

Equality and non-discrimination are among the fundamental values of the European Union, enshrined in both the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. How is the European Commission monitoring developments in Poland? Can the EU funds being sent to municipalities that have adopted resolutions discriminating against LGBTI + persons be cut or suspended?

Original language of question: PL 
Last updated: 18 September 2019Legal notice