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Monday, 13 March 2017 - StrasbourgFinal edition

2. Statements by the President

The President expressed Parliament's condolences to the families of the victims of the fire which, on 8 March 2017, swept through a youth care home in San José Pinula, Guatemala.

The President also gave an account of the celebrations to mark International Women's Day on 8 March, his participation in the extraordinary meeting of the FEMM Committee and his meeting with Sakharov Prize winners Lamiya Aji Bashar and Hauwa Ibrahim.

The President strongly condemned the Member who made unacceptable remarks during the debate on the pay gap between men and women on 1 March 2017, and confirmed that he would announce an appropriate penalty once the ongoing disciplinary procedure had finished.

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