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Procedure : 2011/2116(INI)
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PV 12/03/2012 - 22
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PV 13/03/2012 - 8.6
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 - Strasbourg OJ edition

9. Explanations of vote
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Report: Sophia in ’t Veld (A7-0041/2012 )

  Louis Grech (S&D ), in writing. – I voted against a number of clauses of the in ’t Veld report on ‘Equality between women and men in the European Union – 2011’, especially those relating to abortion, which, in my opinion, fail to recognise that this is an issue of national competence. I also abstained on a number of paragraphs which, in my opinion, were ambiguous. Having said that, however, the report highlights a number of issues and concerns, especially those relating to barriers that prevent gender equality. One example is the employment rate of women, which remains far lower than that of men; another is unequal pay for equal work. The report also contains essential clauses which focus on dignity and integrity, as well as an end to gender-based violence. In this respect therefore, and considering the abovementioned reasons, I decided to vote in favour of the final text of the resolution.

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