Europe: Elena Kountoura- Member of the European Parliament, attended the meeting at the European Parliament with the presidents of 6 chambers of the country, focusing on the severe multiple crisis of accuracy, inflation and tremendous energy costs affecting SMEs and the necessary measures to support them.
In the meeting, she added, “EU Member States should immediately intensify efforts to reduce gender inequalities and the harsh impact of the crisis on women.” As well as issues concerning women, who are more exposed to part-time and flexible forms of work and have fewer opportunities of accessing work, which impedes both career prospects, and her salary and also her pension.”
Strong indicators of a decline in gender equality in the European Union immediately imply more ambitious European legislation.
At the meeting, it was agreed to continue the cooperation with new actions in the EP, with the aim of highlighting the problems faced by Greek SMEs and claiming substantial and immediate solutions.
“The Commission must systematically integrate the gender dimension into its future transport policies. Otherwise we will repeat the same problems and the same requests without improving the situation for European women, “said the MEP.
Earlier, she presented her intervention at the FEMM committee at the discussions taking place in the context of the European Parliament’s gender equality week.
She added, “We are not the same, but we are equal, and we need to deconstruct the patriarchal mentality that wants boy dominant and girl submissive, wants man superior and woman inferior to man or his property.”
It is critical, within schools, which is a core of knowledge and interaction, that children assimilate the principles of equality and human rights, with appropriate information and treatment on gender standards, the dynamic force in children shit, consent, respect at boundaries and especially, in regards to personal contacts, respect to NO.