Slovak lawmakers to the EP: Sexual and reproductive health is our affair

The parliament passed a resolution that slams an EP report on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU.

OĽaNO MP Anna ZáborskáOĽaNO MP Anna Záborská (Source: TASR)

The Slovak parliament insists sexual and reproductive health should be a matter for the nation-states to deal with as they see fit.

The parliament passed the resolution on June 17, 2021, that effectively rejects the report of Croatian MEP Predrag Matic on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Related article Slovak MPs object to EP report on sexual health Read more 

Altogether 74 MPs voted in favour of the resolution in which they remind the European Parliament and the parliaments of all member states that "issues concerning health policies and education are in the competence of nation-states — members of the EU. They insist that the Matic report violates the subsidiarity rule and oversteps the powers of the European Parliament.

MPs promise to address at-risk groups

The report on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU was passed by the EP Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on May 11.

Shortly after that, a group of the ruling OĽaNO MPs led by Anna Záborská, herself a former MEP, proposed the resolution to dismiss the report, which is still awaiting the European Parliament's vote.

The rest of this article is premium content at
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on and

Top stories

News digest: Oligarch charged, then discharged, now charged again

President Čaputová to visit Pope Francis. Another UNESCO entry for Slovakia. Learn more in today's digest.

11 h
More than 44,000 sick cases reported.

A surge of sick children and even pneumonia in Slovakia. Two pandemic years to blame

We will be back to normal, but not just yet, paediatrician says.

16 h

Drones will be banned in some places around Slovakia

A fine of up to €500 to be imposed for an offense.

16 h
SkryťClose ad