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Economy & Jobs 05-02-2018

Boosting female entrepreneurship in low-income neighbourhoods

Promoting entrepreneurship among women is a solution to the unemployment problem, one that is currently supported in Europe. In France, HEC - an international business school, supports women from low-income neighbourhoods, within the framework of female entrepreneurship.
Economy & Jobs 24-04-2017

Commission readies new parental leave rules to replace axed maternity bill

Two years after the European Commission scrapped its own proposal for new EU maternity leave rules, the EU executive is getting ready to replace it with new measures, including some focused on getting more fathers to take leave.
EU Priorities 2020 29-01-2015

Georgieva to push for 40% women in Commission’s top positions

In a move to bring more gender balance to EU institutions, the European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources, Kristalina Georgieva, promised to boost the number of women in top positions to 40% by the end of her mandate.
Future EU 05-06-2014

Left parties win gender parity contest in new EU Parliament

With only a 1.25% increase in the number of women MEPs in the new European Parliament compared to the previous legislature, women's associations warn that it will take “half a century to reach gender parity at this pace”.

Reding’s dilemma: To quota or not to quota?

Commissioner Viviane Reding is keeping everyone wondering about whether she will propose quotas on Monday (5 March) to fulfil the pledge she made a year ago to redress gender imbalance in listed companies’ boards.

Ministers agree to act for more women on company boards

During a debate to improve the number of women in top positions, EU ministers gave the green light to Commission vice-president Viviane Reding “to do something” to boost gender balance, which is "good for business."