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International Women’s Day: Parliament highlights women’s economic empowerment

Top Story - 08-03-2017
Banner announcing a photo exhibition at the Parlamentarium on the occasion of the International Women's Day in the European Parliament in Brussels - Eleven Women facing War by Nick Danziger
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For this year's International Women's Day the European Parliament highlights the issue of women’s economic empowerment in a series of events. While things may be moving in the right direction, we still cannot say women and men are equal. Women are still often paid less, receive lower pensions and are less represented in top corporate posts and politics.
Some women are subject to violence and abuse or lack any form of education.

For more information see the special page on International Women's Day 2017

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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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