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The campaign is making progress. More than 700 have signed the petition and our Facebook fans amount to 1600! Three countries left to nominate their candidates: Denmark, Malta and Netherlands. Out of the 24 already nominated 7 are women:...

The European Women's Lobby (now a supporter of our campaign) organised a protest in Brussels today. You can see the photos of the event on Flickr. The Parliament also reports that a cross-party group of MEPs is urging Mary Robinson to reconsider...

Spanish daily El Mundo has an article about Gender Balanced Commission on its website, with a screenshot of the site. The article entitled "Lucha por el número de mujeres en la futura Comisión" can be read here, and the Google Translation is...

La Stampa's Brussels correspondent Marko Zatterin has written a blog entry in Italian entitled "Mandateci altre donne" - "Send us more women". You can read the article here, and the Google translation is...

European Voice have written an article on their website about our initiative - "Petition calls for more female commissioners". I spoke to one of their journalists and they have also received some quotes from MEPs Emilie Turunen (online chat with her later...

Austrian daily Der Standard has 3 articles about EU and gender issues for the top jobs. Here are the links to the articles: Meine Traumfrauen für die EU-Präsidentschaft (Google translation) Frauen an die EU-Spitze? Das wäre schön! (Google...

A matter of hours before the launch of this website a story appeared on the website of the Le Monde entitled "L'Union européenne manque de femmes pour occuper les fonctions stratégiques". We would like to disagree! As our research has shown there are...

As reported by AP: Malmstrom said she was disappointed "too few" women had been nominated so far. "I think it would look a little bit silly were we not able to elect or choose a female for one of the top posts," said Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander...

Prolific EU blogger and Libération journalist has written an analysis of the gender situation when it comes to putting together a top team for the European Commission. His fear: the gender balance could be so bad that the EU is going to somehow resemble...

Margot Wallström, Diana Wallis and Neelie Kroes have written an article in today's FT about gender matters for the EU's top jobs entitled "The right man in the right job is often a woman" - you can read the entire article...

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