Motion for a resolution - B9-0404/2020Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the need for a dedicated Council configuration on gender equality

9.12.2020 - (2020/2896(RSP))

to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission
pursuant to Rule 132(2) of the Rules of Procedure

Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Margarita de la Pisa Carrión, Dominik Tarczyński, Bogdan Rzońca, Elżbieta Kruk, Derk Jan Eppink, Kosma Złotowski, Joachim Stanisław Brudziński, Andżelika Anna Możdżanowska, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Beata Kempa, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Anna Zalewska, Grzegorz Tobiszowski
on behalf of the ECR Group

Procedure : 2020/2896(RSP)
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European Parliament resolution on the need for a dedicated Council configuration on gender equality


The European Parliament,

 having regard to Article 8 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU),

 having regard to Article 223(2) TFEU,

 having regard to Article 240(3)TFEU,

 having regard to the question to the Council on the need for a dedicated Council configuration on gender equality (O-000054/2020 – B9‑0025/2020),

 having regard to Rule 132(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas, according to the provisions set out in the TFEU, both Parliament and the Council are primarily responsible for their internal work organisation;

B. whereas equality between men and women is one of the core values of the European Union, and it should therefore be reflected as a horizontal principle that the EU pursues in all its activities;

1. Notes that since the TFEU stipulates that the Union is obliged to eliminate inequalities between men and women in all its activities , all of the Council's sectoral policy work configurations have to follow this aforementioned horizontal principle;

2. Stresses that Council configurations are very extensive and are established in encompassing manner to allow all the Member States to universally adapt their internal governmental structures to the Council’s configurations;

3. Emphasises that a lack of a formal configuration and a discussion forum solely dedicated to the purpose of achieving equality between men and women does not automatically mean a lack of commitment in this area; notes, in this context, that the Council and the Member States cannot be forced to make their organisational structures align with those of the Commission and Parliament, as these bodies differ in their basic nature and functioning purpose;

4. Is of the opinion that the Council, along with the Member States’ representatives, should be independent and free to decide on its own organisational structure and policy work configurations;

5. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and the Commission.


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