According to the Women’s rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee of the European Parliament it is only racism that may lead someone who sees any problem in the mass violence committed against women in Europe by migrant men. Every day there are instances of European women being subjected to sexual abuses, insults, violent actions that force the European women to rethink and reorganize their daily lives and activities – and this matter is “of course” not even on the agenda of the European Parliament, nor on the women’s rights committee’s. In other words: the European Parliament does not care about the fact that there were around thousand instances of violence against European women by migrant men in Cologne, and on New Year’s Eve alone.
Krisztina Morvai, Non-Attached Member of the European Parliament and of the FEMM Committee, broke the ice and pointed out that this matter had to be dealt with and called this lack of concern of the committee “an absolute betrayal of European women”. The answer was given by Mary Honeyball, the (socialist) rapporteur of the report on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU: Morvai is racist and this is what motivates her by raising this issue.