Women's Rights

Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 21-25 October 2013

        Table of contents     EU data protection rules Towards a UN climate change deal Sexual and reproductive health and rights Medical implants and consumer safety Ship recycling: reducing the risk Sustainable fisheries at risk Mig...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 21-25 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include EU data protection rules, UN climate change deal, sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical implants and consumer safety, ship recycling, sustainable fisheries, EU economic governance, migrant protection after Lampedusa, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, detention of activists in Russia


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Central African Republic

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - Having regard to the 2008 Libreville Comprehensive peace Agreement between the government of the Central African Republic and sever...


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LGBT Discrimination

EU Survey reveals fear, isolation and discrimination common in Europe’s LGBT community

Today the EU Fundamental Rights Agency published the first-ever comparative study on the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. Drawing on over 93,000 responses and more than 20,000 additional individual sources, it finds that many hide ...


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Get women on board

Will the EU do what it takes?

In spite of all the lip service, women are still grossly under-represented on the boards of large European companies, with the share of women in the highest decision-making bodies of the largest publically-listed companies at a mere 14%. This is not because of a shortage of qualified women. Will the EU do what it takes to get women on board?


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Get Women on Board

Will the EU do what it takes?

Action at EU level needed The voluntary approach has unfortunately failed. In spite of all the lip service, women are still grossly under-represented on the boards of large European companies. Despite 60% of university graduates in the EU being women, their presence in the highest decision-making...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 4 - 8 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include EU bank capital rules, banker bonuses and account transparency, CAP reform: assessment ahead of the vote, GMO-free labelling and animal feed, Fukushima two years on, Zero waste: beyond recycling conference and film screening with Jeremy Irons, Boardroom quotas for women


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 18 - 22 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the future EU budget, horsemeat scandal and EU meat labelling rules, Emissions trading, Strengthening EU economic governance, offshore oil and gas drilling and Social investment in Europe


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 28 January - 1 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include EU banking supervision rules, Modernising the railway market - new EU rules, Campaign against violence towards women - One Billion Rising, Data protection in the EU


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 12-16 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the new EU commission candidate, the Euro crisis, boardroom quotas for women, completing the EU's internal energy market, migration, global climate talks, the end of oil and EU enlargement


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Boardroom quotas for women

Further delay on tackling major outstanding barrier to gender equality regrettable

The European Commission today postponed a highly anticipated proposal aimed at introducing a binding EU quota for a 40% representation of women on executive boards. The Greens expressed regret at this latest delay, with Green equality spokesperson Marije Cornelissen said:"It is deeply regrettab...


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Boardroom quotas for women

EP throws weight behind EU quota, with cross-party support

A draft European Commission proposal aimed at introducing a binding EU quota for the representation of women on executive boards, which is anticipated to be presented tomorrow, received a major boost with cross-political endorsement from the EPP, S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL groups.  C...


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