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ECB executive board

The European Parliament today voted to reject the sole candidate, Yves Mersch, for the vacancy on the executive board of the European Central Bank, endorsing a vote by the EP's economic affairs committee. The rejection was supported due to the failure to consider any female candidates for the vacanc...
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Conclusions of the European Council meeting (18-19 October 2012)

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Boardroom quotas for women

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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ECB executive board

The European Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee this evening voted to oppose a new nominee to the executive board of the European Central Bank, citing criticisms about the failure to consider any female candidates for the vacancy. The European Parliament as a whole will now vote ...
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Boardroom quotas for women

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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Strasbourg Flash

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include the EU budget 2013, the future financing 2014-2020, the rules on data retention, the issue of the single seat of the European Parliament, the EU economic governance, the decision on the Sakharov Prize winner...
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Get women on board

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Brussels agenda

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the Commission proposal on biofuels and indirect land use change, the EU Summit on the EU economic and banking union. Greens/EFA will also hold their study days in Ostend during the weekl
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Boardroom quotas for women

In an open letter to Commission president Barroso and vice-president Reding today (1), the Greens urged the Commission to publish planned legislation introducing boardroom quotas for women as soon as possible. The Greens criticised the initiative by a group of EU member state governments seeking to ...
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Right to strike

The European Commission today announced it would be withdrawing a draft legislative proposal on the relationship of economic freedoms and the right to collective actions - the so-called Monti II proposal - following a challenge by national parliaments in the EU (1). The Greens welcomed the 'yel...