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Angela Merkel for the Women’s Day

March 7, 2013


For some time now, Angela Merkel has been reproached for avoiding gender issues. Her last move, however confirms the chancellor’s reputation.

If roomers are correct, the federal government has requested from the German representatives in Brussels to block gender quotas legislation. The chancellor would obviously like to see mandatory European requirements abandoned in favour of having individual nations devise their own strategies to boost the number of women in leadership positions. The current proposal, championed by the Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, would require at least 40% of all non-executive director positions to be filled by the “under-represented gender.”

German opposition to gender quotas legislation is a huge setback for gender equality at the European level, given the current situation. When the proposal was introduced last year, 85% of non-executive board members in European companies were men.


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