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EWL 12 Priorities for the Belgian Presidency of the EU (April 2010)

On 01 July 2010, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will pass from Spain to Belgium. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), with more than 2500 member organisations the largest association of women’s organisations in the EU, calls on the Belgian Presidency to continue to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe and, in particular, to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of European Union legislation guaranteeing equality between women and men, including as regards the new provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon, which came into force on 01 December 2009.

Furthermore, the EWL hereby expresses its hope that the Belgian Presidency will provide during its tenure progressive and ambitious leadership to the Council of the European Union in its policy and legislative tasks, and ensure concrete and significant advances in equality between women and men throughout the EU.

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