Equality at the forefront of EU policy

26th March, 2017
At International Day of Women celebrations at the European Community on March 8 were, from left: Vera Jourova; Marianne Thyssen; Jean-Claude Juncker; Corina Cretu; Margrethe Vestager and Violeta Bulc

Since the Treaty of Rome was penned, establishing the European Economic Community 60 years ago, the principle of equality between men and women has been enshrined, aspired to and demanded. And not just in the workplace, but across European society.

Undoubtedly there have been advances, especially in countries such as our own where women working in the public service were forced to forfeit their jobs once they married.

Since then, many have reaped the benefits of...

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