Sign the Petition

Female Commissioners

EN We the undersigned demand that the new European Commission is at least as gender balanced as the outgoing one and call for the European Parliament not to approve the Commission until this is achieved.
FR Nous, les soussignés, demandons que la nouvelle Commission européenne comporte au moins autant de femmes que la Commission sortante, et demandons au Parlement européen de ne pas approuver la Commission tant que cet objectif n’est pas atteint.


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Mathilde Sengoelge,

S Loewenthal,

Harry Forster,

Debra Bruce Nazarian,


27 Responses to Sign the Petition

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November 16th, 2009 at 17:38

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Elina Kiiski

November 16th, 2009 at 17:40

Great job Jon and Maria! Glad to aee something like this is happening. Now let´s hope the word spreads!

Taco van der Poel

November 16th, 2009 at 18:13

For the Netherlands: current foreign affairs minister Maria van der Hoeven (Christian Democrat). Neelie Kroes has an excellent reputation in the Netherlands, but rumours have it that the CDs will want to nominate one of their own.

peter brady

November 17th, 2009 at 06:08

more women please, providing they’re not Fianna Fail!

Jon Worth

November 17th, 2009 at 06:10

Fianna Fail are the government in Ireland at the moment… and we need to put down names that could be potentially nominated.

Jon Worth

November 17th, 2009 at 06:14

@Taco – we’ll add van der Hoeven to the list shortly.

Taco van der Poel

November 17th, 2009 at 12:18

Irish candidate is a woman!!! Geoghegan-Quinn nominated for EU Commissioner. First campaign day and we’ve almost doubled the woman candidates! 🙂

Taco van der Poel

November 17th, 2009 at 20:49

1042 signatures so far for Dutch petition to prolong Neelie Kroes which helps our cause as well 🙂

Taco van der Poel

November 17th, 2009 at 20:54

@Jon How many signatures do we have so far??
@Luis Do you really think we get the most competent man with the current system??? Don’t make me :-)!! It’s an old and bad excuse which has been demonstrated in Norway where by law 40% of big company boards need to be women.

Verónica Abdala

November 17th, 2009 at 23:02

Apoyo la iniciativa.

Nahir Gutiérrez

November 18th, 2009 at 04:14

More women, more human.

Nahir Gutiérrez

November 18th, 2009 at 04:15

With more women we will also be more human

Nahir Gutiérrez

November 18th, 2009 at 04:16

Let it happen

Cristina Casals

November 18th, 2009 at 05:57

More women in EU!

Macu de la Cruz

November 18th, 2009 at 06:30

Más mujeres en la Comisión Europea y en todas partes. Hace mucha falta.

Patricia Fuster

November 18th, 2009 at 06:43

We need more women in Europe

Asunción Planas Guasp

November 18th, 2009 at 07:59

no sé que quiere decir URL

Virginia Solans

November 18th, 2009 at 09:05

Estoy de acuerdo con la iniciativa


November 18th, 2009 at 13:55

@ Asunción Planas Guasp URL quiere decir la dirección de una pagina web.

Sandrine Bélier

November 18th, 2009 at 17:17

[…] homme et une femme au poste de commissaire qui lui revient. Cette méthode permettra d’assurer la parité ou tout du moins de ne pas reproduire l’aberration actuelle d’une Commission qui ne compte que […]

Ana Mª Ruíz-Tagle Morales

November 19th, 2009 at 07:36

Apoyo firme a la propuesta. No debemos consentir que en la designación de cargos de responsabilidad europea no se aplique el derecho de la paridad.

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November 19th, 2009 at 11:40

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Kubik Rubik

November 19th, 2009 at 11:58

While I am listening the sirens of the police motorbikes escorting our fantastic bunch of EU leaders coming for dinner to Brussels, I would like to share with you that today is the International Men’s Day and there is no petition out there to stand for the rigths of men 🙂
It would be a paradox if a woman is chosen today for any of the 3 EU posts on the menu but this is very unlikely in any case.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to see more female faces in top positions at the EU institutions and also in the private sector but. I am just not very keen on this sort of petition. We are to make a change, we should put forward a proposal for a EU regulation which make compulsory an equal number of men and women in all electoral and top-official lists. This exists in Spain already and it seems to be working well in practice with a few exceptions: if there are no women who want to run for the post, then what?


eva martinez

November 19th, 2009 at 16:03

Estoy de acuerdo con la iniciativa, siempre que las mujeres que acedan a los cargos se lo merezcan.

Laura Kalinski

November 21st, 2009 at 18:45

Por 50% de los cargos electivos y ministerios para las mujeres Ya!


December 2nd, 2009 at 06:15

estoy totalmente de acuerdo en la paridad total pues eso de merecerlo ¿quien lo decide? ¿los hombres?, hay que tener la posibilidad de demostrarlo.

José Marques dos Santos

December 11th, 2009 at 18:56

Claro que é importante lutarmos pela igualdade de género em todos os níveis sociais e institucionais.

Mas quem devia ser mudado era Durão Barroso e encontrar uma Comissão que invertesse as políticas neoliberais.

Conclusão: Não bastam mais mulheres… é urgente que a UE respeite os direitos dos povos, trilhe uma construção democrática e rompa com a política de defesa dos interesses das classes dominantes.

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