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  • Reshuffle of senior Commission staff

    More than 20 management appointments announced.
    By Constant Brand
    The European Commission today announced a reshuffle of senior management that will meet some of the calls for improved geographic balance.
    The Commission has made 23 appointments across 13 departments, in the third wave of appointments since the second Commission under José Manuel Barroso took office in February.
    As part of the reorganisation, seven posts reserved for member states that joined in 2004 and 2007 were filled. (...) Read more

  • Svensson calls for stronger measures to fight violence against women

    Svensson calls for stronger measures to fight violence against women

    By Ruth Marsden
    Eva-Britt Svensson, the chair of parliament’s women’s rights and gender equality committee, has called on the EU to do more to tackle violence against women.
    Her comments came as events took place to mark the international day for the elimination of violence against women.
    However, Svensson, rapporteur on an own initiative report on a new EU policy framework to fight violence against women, told TheParliament she was "very happy" with the outcome of a committee debate on (...) Read more

  • "Violence against women is about structural domination" says Myria Vassiladou

    On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, EWL Secretary General Myria Vassiliadou speaks on the BBC World Service about the prevalence of violence against women and the need for EU-level legislation.
    (from minute 44) Read more

  • Ihmiskauppa halutaan kuriin EU:ssa

    ”IHMISKAUPPA ON eniten kasvava rikollisuuden ala Euroopassa. Siksi tarvitsemme yhteistä lainsäädäntöä”, sanoo ruotsalainen europarlamentaarikko Anna Hedh.
    TURVASSA. Belgialaisessa vastaanottokeskuksessa asuu alaikäisiä ihmiskaupan uhreja. Suurin osa keskuksen nuorista on tyttöjä, joista valtaosa on kohdannut seksuaalista hyväksikäyttöä. Kuva: Zabou Carrière
    Demariryhmään kuuluva Hedh on Euroopan komission maaliskuussa antaman, ihmiskauppaa koskevan uuden direktiiviehdotuksen esittelijä Euroopan (...) Read more

  • Ending violence against women: our survey results

    by Shila Meyer Behjat
    50 years ago today, the brutal assassination of three of the four Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic shook the world.
    Since then, the 25th November has become International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
    First established by women’s rights groups in 1981, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was officially recognised by the United Nations in 1999.
    This day also marks the beginning of the 16 days of Activism (...) Read more

  • Closing the pay gap

    Gender equality has been talked about for decades, so why is there still a pay-gap?
    By Jennifer Rankin
    Gender equality has been part of the European project from the start: an equal pay clause was written into the 1957 Treaty of Rome. But it would be a mistake to conclude that Europe’s founding fathers – and they were all men – were ardent feminists. It was not until 1975 that the equal-pay directive came into being. A generation later, the gender pay gap remains stubbornly high. Women earn (...) Read more

  • Consultation ends on future of pensions

    By Sophie Petitjean
    On 15 November, the European Commission closed its four-month public consultation on how to ensure adequate, sustainable and safe pensions. According to Anne-Sophie Parent, director of AGE Platform Europe, opinions are likely to differ on the application of the Solvency II regime to pension funds and on the establishment of a 28th pensions regime at EU level. According to her, applying Solvency II to pension funds in order to ensure their solvency risks coming up (...) Read more


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