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Reding pushes 40% female quota on corporate boards

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Three weeks after her initial plan to impose gender quotas on company boards met with strong opposition, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding unveiled a new proposal. But this time it was criticised for being too weak.


The aim of Reding's proposed directive, released yesterday (14 November), is to increase the gender diversity of corporate boards throughout the EU by setting a minimum objective of 40% female board members by 2020.


"This is a historical day for gender balance an equality," Reding said at a joint press conference with Olli Rehn, the commissioner responsible for economic and monetary affairs.


Read more: EurActive - http://www.euractiv.com/socialeurope/commission-gives-green-light-gen-news-516048 (15 November 2012)

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