Upon request of the FEMM committee, the Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs Policy Department held a workshop on 3 September on "A new strategy for gender equality post 2015" which provided an analysis and respective recommendations for actions to be taken by the European Commission and other European actors before 2020 in 7 different areas to improve the situation of women and to reach gender equality: Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Budgeting and monitoring; Economic independence and the position of women on the labour market; Maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave and unpaid care work; Women in political and economic decision-making; Dignity, integrity and violence against women; and Gender aspects of foreign affairs and development cooperation.
General budget of the European Union for 2015 - adoption of budgetary amendments
On 3 September, the FEMM Committee voted on the draft budgetary amendments tabled by its Members to the remarks and figures of the European Commission's draft budget for 2015. In total, 50 amendments and 6 compromise amendments had been tabled.
Les ministres italiens présentent les priorités de la présidence italienne du Conseil en commissions parlementaires ces 2 et 3 septembre, après une première série de réunions les 22 et 23 juillet. Ce communiqué sera mis à jour après chaque session.