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Business Lobby Targeting Proposed EU Gender Quotas for Boards

Roberta Holland | November 26, 2014

Imposing gender quotas on boards, expanding paid maternity leave, and increasing emission reduction targets are all proposals that should be scrapped by the European Commission, according to a leading business lobby and first reported by EurActiv this week.

A letter from BusinessEurope to European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans, who is tasked with delivering better regulation and cutting red tape, highlighted several proposals the lobby believes should be dropped because they would hinder competitiveness, several that the group believes need serious revisions, and others that should be fast-tracked, according to the group’s 25 Nov. statement. Timmermans, part of the new commission headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker, is reviewing roughly 130 pieces of pending legislation the previous commission did not complete, EurActiv...

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