Parliament Adopts Resolution to Improve Gender Equality

The European Parliament adopted in Strasbourg a resolution to tackle gender inequality in the European Union. According to the parliamentary report, the gender pay gap remains wide with women across the EU earning 17.5% less on average than men.  A series of recommendations were adopted, including policy to reduce the pay gap by 10% in each Member State. Parliamentarians also condemned gender-based violence and called on the Danish Presidency to support the proposed anti-discrimination Directive aiming to tackle the issue. (Read more)