Commitments made at the hearing of Marianne Thyssen - briefing
In her answers to the questionnaire and during the hearing on 1 October 2014 before the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, the Committee on Culture and Education and the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the commissioner designate Marianne Thyssen made a number of commitments. This briefing summarises them and is accessible below.
Commitments made at the hearing of VĚRA JOUROVÁ – briefing
In her answers to the questionnaires and during the hearing on 1 October 2014 before the Committees on Legal Affairs, on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the Commissioner designate Věra Jourová made a number of commitments. This briefing summarises them and is accessible below.
EU and the global development framework after 2015 - vote - 6.11.2014
FEMM voted on the opinion to the DEVE own-initiative report on "the EU and the global development framework after 2015". Other than underlining the importance of gender equality as a stand-alone goal for the post-2015 development framework, the draftsperson Ms Malin Björk draws attention to gender equality and international trade, the fight against poverty from a feminist point of view and LGBT groups rights. 85 amendments have been tabled to attract attention, amongst other things, to the situation of women in conflict areas and inclusive sustainable development. The opinion has been adopted by 28 votes in favour, 4 against and 0 abstentions.