European Union

E.U. Considering Quota For Women on Boards

Justice Commissioner in favor of requiring that 40 percent of board members be women


EU commissioners are due to debate proposals that would force quotas for women on corporate boards.

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding is in favour of the proposals to make it mandatory for companies to reserve 40% of seats for women.

But several countries, including the UK, are opposed to it.

The debate comes after the European Parliament criticised the lack of female candidates for the European Central Bank (ECB).