# News

People drive their cars and motorbikes on the ring road of Paris also called the peripherique, on December 20, 2019, on the 16th day of a nationwide multi-sector strike against the government's pensions overhaul. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP)
People drive their cars and motorbikes o […]

French, Greeks are Europe’s rudest drivers: poll

Drivers in most of Europe say they have adopted safer and more courteous behaviour behind the wheel, with the notable exception of the French and Greeks, polling data shows
Paolo Gentiloni, European Economy Commissioner, speaks at a press conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission/dpa
Paolo Gentiloni, European Economy Commis […]

EU report laments lack of progress on gender equality, climate goals

The "United Nations Sustainable Development Goals" is a global initiative to help the world achieve more sustainability and equality. Accordingly, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, has evaluated and examined the European Union's performance towards implementing and achieving these goals.
European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders gives a press conference on EU rules on data protection (GDPR) and the new EU Strategy on victimsí rights in Brussels on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Olivier HOSLET / POOL / AFP)
European Commissioner for Justice Didier […]

EU racism pledge clouded by ‘blackface’ controversy

A pledge by the EU to make its 30,000 strong civil service more diverse has been overshadowed by the blackface-wearing past of its top justice official, Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders
Piktogramme für eine Frau und ein Mann sind an einer Toiletten-Tür angebracht. Frauen haben in Bereichen wie Bildung und Arbeitsmarkt in den vergangenen Jahren aufgeholt. Doch von umfassender Gleichstellung ist Deutschland laut einer Studie des Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Instituts (WSI) der gewerkschaftsnahen Hans-Böckler-Stiftung noch weit entfernt.
Piktogramme für eine Frau und ein Mann […]

Men and women at work – the differences in figures

How big is the gender pay gap? How many women do listed companies have in senior management positions, and how big is the pension pay gap? A male-female comparison.