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Fiery crosses and quotas
Margot Wallström (DG Communication) 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Yesterday the country I know best took over the Presidency of the EU. I had the pleasure to be part of the inauguration event at the beautiful open air museum at Skansen in Stockholm, where I handed over a small gift to Fredrik Reinfeldt and José Ma...



Crapaud 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Peter said, "...it is remarkable the way euroscepticism and climate change denial seem to go hand in hand." First of all, Peter, who denies climate change is a fool: climate has always changed and always will.  Secondly, what is this "eurosceptici...

Crapaud 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Just come across this quotation from Bertrand Russell, Mrs Wallström, and thought of you: "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."...

Peter 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
"some countries saw a dramatic decrease in the number of female MEPs, such as Ireland" - well actually that was a good thing because the two women who lost their seats were Mary Lou MacDonald and Kathy Sinnott! I must say it is remarkable the way e...

americanobserver 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The problem with "affirmative action" and "quotas" is that, using America as an example, the terms have become charged and are often used in negative contexts. I am totally in favor of gender equality and 50/50 is wonderful. My only concern is that...

len 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Margot, your campaign for 50% women MEPs is as arrogant and contemptuous of the views of the electorate as you inability to realise that NO means NO. Who are you to say that the ideal composition of the EU parliament is 50% women, 50% men? That is...

Crapaud 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Mrs Wallström, I don't wish to be insulting, but, really, this latest post is the utmost drivel.  Apart from the fact that you're using "gender" again when you mean "sex": "Introduce gender equality as one of the fundamental principles in European...

John R. Walker (EU Dissident) 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
"Last week I read in the Financial Times that Norwegian headhunter Steinar Hopland believes “quotas should be applied in fishing and whaling but not for women”" I agree - I want to be free to catch as many women as I like... The rest of this pred...