Commission outlines remaining key challenges on gender equality European - Press release Commission Brussels, 05 March 2015 Ahead of International Women's Day (8 March), the European Commission is reaffirming its commitment to tackle gender inequalities across the EU. According to new Eurobarometer statistics published today, a large majority of citizens (76%) believe that tackling inequality between women and...
Questions and Answers: What is the EU doing for women's rights and gender equality? European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 05 March 2015 What do the EU Treaties say about gender equality? The Treaty of Rome in 1957 already included the principle of equal pay for equal work. (Article 119 EEC, then 141 EC, now Article 157 TFEU).
Financing trans-European energy infrastructure – the Connecting Europe Facility European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 05 March 2015 Energy infrastructure is usually financed by the market and through tariffs paid by users. However, in order to meet the challenge of interconnecting all EU Member States by 2020 and the €200 billion needed to that end, the European Union has...
Daily News 05 / 03 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 05 / 03 / 2015 Brussels, 05 March 2015 Completing the Internal Energy Market: €100 million released to connect European energy networks Today the Commission is opening the annual call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to help finance key trans-European...
Opening remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at High Level Conference "A New Start for Social Dialogue" European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 05 March 2015 Let me first warmly welcome you all in Brussels at today's conference. This European Commission made it clear at the outset that it saw an effective social dialogue as an integral part of the new agenda for Europe.
Speech by Commissioner Vella at the 2015 European Circular Economy Conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Brussels, 05 March 2015 Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministers, Authorities, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to speak at this conference.
8 March 2015: International Women’s Day - Women earned on average 16% less than men in 2013 in the EU - 2 out of 3 managers are men, 2 out of 3 clerical workers are women European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 05 March 2015 In 2013, the gender pay gap stood at 16.4% in the European Union (EU), ranging from less than 5% in Slovenia to more than 20% in Estonia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Joint statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Serbian Minister of Interior, Nebojša Stefanović European Commission - Statement Belgrade, 05 March 2015 We just had a constructive meeting on how to take further action to address the migration flow from Kosovo. Following a technical meeting recently between Serbia and Kosovo, facilitated by the European Commission and EU Agencies, today's political encounter is a proof...