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Latest update : 2014-03-05

Women's rights: Is Europe going backwards?

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.

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By Christophe ROBEET

Our guests

Isabelle DURANT

Belgian MEP, Group of the Greens

Adina-Iona VALEAN

Romanian MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Eleni TEOCHAROUS

Cypriot MEP, European People's Party

Tim KING

Editor, European Voice

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2017-10-14 tax evasion

Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?

In Europe, Internet giants are taking advantage of the patchwork of different tax arrangements that exist to pocket large sums of money for themselves - leaving the taxman...

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2017-10-14 Europe

EU’s Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ‘Empowering regions and cities very important for Europe’s future’

The head of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc’s regions and cities, and denies that its regional policy and funding have...

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2017-07-10 Brexit

What next on Brexit? EU parliament says progress 'not sufficient'

It's the biggest earthquake to shake the European Union and progress on the UK's exit from the bloc is not up to scratch. That was the message sent by MEPs who recently backed a...

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2017-10-07 Catalonia

Spain's FM says Catalan claims of violence exaggerated

Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has spoken to FRANCE 24 as the ongoing crisis over Catalonia's push for independence shows little sign of abating.

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2017-09-20 referendum

'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid...

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