Now the interinstitutional negotiations can start
Today the Employment and Social Affairs Committee adopted by unanimity the Commission's proposal for a European Disability Card and Parking Card. This is a big step for mutual recognition of disabilities in Member States, if a person has a disability in one country, it should be recognised in another and be able to move freely among States.
I personally pushed for a non-discriminatory approach, especially for persons with disabilities who also belong to other marginalized groups such as LGBTQI, racialized groups and ethnic minorities or people from disadvantaged socio-economic background.
I also pushed for the Parking Card to take into account personal assistants or persons accompanying those with a disability, so that they do not find obstacles when driving and using parking spaces. My group's leadership was crucial thanks to my colleague Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová MEP with whom I will follow closely the upcoming negotiations.