The European Parliament has published a report into the so-called "gendered" impact of the bloc's inflation crisis. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)


EP publishes report into ‘gendered’ impact of EU inflation crisis


The European Parliament has published a report into the so-called “gendered” impact of the bloc’s inflation crisis.

Titled Gender aspects of the rising cost of living and the impact of the energy crisis, the paper was produced on behalf of the Parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) committee.

According to the document, the European Union’s current inflation crisis, which many say is largely the creation of progressive European policymaking regarding energy and defence, has disproportionally affected women.

It chastised the EU and its Member States for “gender blind” solutions to curb inflation, arguing that such methods have not done enough to help women.

It also praised one non-state energy project’s efforts to “mainstream gender-just energy communities”, suggesting that such efforts should be emulated elsewhere.

The project, the paper said, involves “recognising the needs and voices of all genders; abolishing practices which discriminate against women and non-binary people; promoting the use of gender-sensitive language; and promoting a transnational mentoring programme for women and people of all genders”.

Researchers also demanded that Brussels force EU and nation-state institutions to implement a regime of mandatory “gender impact assessments” for projects and initiatives to protect the interests of women.

“It is imperative for both the EU and its Member States to institute a mandatory practice of conducting thorough gender impact assessments for all proposed policies,” they said in the document.

“These assessments should be thoughtfully designed to proactively address the unique needs of individuals of diverse gender identities, encompassing women and men.

“Furthermore, Member States have the opportunity to establish dedicated teams focused on gender impact, and the creation of a Gender Impact Lab of interdisciplinary groups, including gender experts, behavioural economists, and data scientists,” it added.

Speaking to Brussels Signal, senior Swedish MEP Charlie Weimers described the paper as a “woke” waste of taxpayer money.

“It is an affront to citizens that the EU Parliament and the Swedish greens who by their own legislative actions contributed to the cost of living crisis want to blame it on a lack of gender equality and emphasize a need for more intersectional perspectives in energy policy,” he said.

“Taxpayers are not an ATM to be emptied for the indulgence of green fantasies.”

“This delusional and woke report is another reminder of what you get with greens as a part of the power-sharing coalition in Brussels. Change is needed, and I think voters will show they have had enough of this nonsense in the upcoming EU elections,” the European Conservatives and Reformist group MEP concluded.