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Women on Boards - the vote

(Brussels 11 October) On Monday 14 October 2013 from 15.00 – 15.30h in ASP 5 G-3 the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on Legal Affairs will have a joint committee meeting to vote on the draft report on "Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchange". The two co-Rapoporteurs, MEP Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) and MEP Evelyn Regner (S&D) presented the working document in June.

The reasons why we believe, here at the EWL, that measures like this are necessary is perfectly illustrated by this particular photo - the Governing Council of the European Central Bank’s 2013 family photograph. United in Diversity - united perhaps, diversity, not quite so much.
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The document is controversial in many aspects, but is supported by the EWL. It touches upon enterprise policy, inter-company cooperation, company law, gender equality and equal opportunities women and men.

Please find the meeting documents for the meeting on 14 October and full agenda here

Should you be interested in following the joint committee meeting, you will be able to follow it live on camera, via web streaming, at this address here.

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