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Development Policy 11-06-2018

‘Water, women and waste’ are our development priorities, says Coca-Cola SVP

In an interview at the European Development Days in Brussels, Perez underlined Coca-Cola's hopes to work with the EU on its flagship External Investment Plan that seeks to build partnerships between local communities, governments, and the private sector.
Global Europe 09-03-2017

Icelandic politician Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir on gender equality

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is Iceland's former interior minister and chairperson of the board of Women in Parliaments Global Forum.

Prostitution legal in several EU countries, but Nordic Model could change that

MEPs, feminists and police officers met today, on International Women’s Day (8 March), at the European Parliament, to discuss a new approach to criminalising prostitution: the Nordic Model.
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What are you going to make?
Digital & Media 28-04-2016

What are you going to make?

On International Girls in ICT Day, Microsoft wants to inspire more young women about the potential of STEM studies.
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Development Policy 07-02-2014

MEPs question EU efforts to fight female genital mutilation

In the event of the eleventh International Day of Zero Tolerance, a UN sponsored celebration aimed at stopping female genital mutilation, MEPs urged the European Commission to step up their efforts to put an end to such mutilations.
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Economy & Jobs 20-11-2013

Parliament backs Reding’s gender quotas

The European Parliament backed the European Commission's proposal on Wednesday (20 November) to increase the number of women in Europe's company boardrooms, which in 2013 stood at only 17.6% for non-executive boards.
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Economy & Jobs 15-10-2013

MEPs back 40% quota in company boards

MEPs backed on Monday a proposal by the European Commission to address the gender imbalance in top management jobs in Europe. The new legislation would require most listed EU companies to make sure that 40% of all non-executive board members are women.
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Euro & Finance 14-05-2013

EC Reding on gender balance

EU's Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding met with Accenture's Managing Director Markus Klimmer on Tuesday to discuss how best to improve gender balance on company boards.                                           
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Gender equality – Is a quota system the best approach?

In its ‘Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015’, the European Commission committed itself to supporting the promotion of gender equality in the implementation of all aspects and flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, and also to promoting female entrepreneurship and self-employment. In 2012, the discussion focused intensively on gender balance in the boards of companies, with the aim to reduce the barriers for women to access board positions and to improve corporate governance and company performance.