Gender equality is a core EU value, but the deficit of women in European politics is obvious. On average, only a quarter of national parliament seats are filled by women. Meanwhile, a proposed reform of the abortion law in Spain is seen by many as a significant step backwards. Some fear the move heralds a new era of conservative policies towards women. Ahead of Women's Day on March 8th, we invited a panel of women, all of them members of the European Parliament.
Belgian MEP, Group of the Greens
Romanian MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats
Cypriot MEP, European People's Party
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