Eurosphere roundup: Germany and the third Greek bailout…

Q&A: Germany and the third Greek bailout Barely a year after the last Greek rescue, the huge black hole remains as revenue collection lags behind because of tax reforms and chasing evaders Germany finally admits to a third Greek bailout, but what form might it take? It seems the German government has finally publicly accepted … Read more

Charlie Hebdo once again published Mohammed caricatures, Spain vs. Catalonia and more… a Eurosphere roundup

When Germany was violating what Greece is violating now from Blogactiv by Dimitris Rapidis   Merkel caught in the middle between the Bundesbank and the ECB by Open Europe blog team In her traditional news conference following the summer recess, German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked a fine line in questions about the eurozone crisis, having … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: France Adopts a New Biometric ID Card; Greece debt relief; and more…

“A Time Bomb For Civil Liberties”: France Adopts a New Biometric ID Card from Updates by maira This post has been authored by Angela Daly, international legal fellow On Tuesday March 6, the French National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) passed a law proposing the creation of a new biometric ID card for French citizens with … Read more

In the mean time, German president quits in scandal, Germany vs. Greece tension continues…

German president quits in scandal from BBC News | Europe | World Edition German President Christian Wulff announces his resignation, after prosecutors called for his immunity to be lifted amid a home loan scandal. Is the troika punishing Greece? Why? from Blogactiv by Protesilaos Stavrou Ever since September 2011 or even earlier, we have all … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Merkel&Sarkozy love story takes a step further as “Merkel to ‘actively support’ Sarkozy re-election”; fiscal treaty tensions…

  Merkel to ‘actively support’ Sarkozy re-election from Hurriyet Daily News German Chancellor Angela Merkel will “actively support” French President… Sarkozy gambles on the Germany connection from – World, Europe The French president has boldly given Germany?s Angela Merkel a starring role in his bid for re-election Euro unemployment hits new record from BBC … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Greece towards interim cabinet, Berlusconi struggles to hold coalition – as usual- ….

Papandreou to step down, interim cabinet to take charge (News) from Berlusconi struggles to hold coalition together (News) from Greeks agree coalition government from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greek leaders meeting in Athens agree to form a new coalition government, with a fresh prime minister replacing the beleaguered George Papandreou. … Read more

A European Commission report on equality between women and men 2010

Report on equality between women and men 2010
Source: European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

From Main Developments:
Combating persisting gender inequalities in all spheres of society is a longer-term challenge, since it entails structural and behavioural changes and a redefinition of the roles of women and men. Progress is slow, and gender gaps persist as regards employment rates, pay, working hours, positions of responsibility, share of care and household duties, and risk of poverty.


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