Europe: EU Under Pressure to Consider Women For Top Jobs

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Europe: EU Under Pressure to Consider Women For Top Jobs


Pressure is growing on European Union leaders to appoint a woman as the bloc's president or foreign affairs chief and break the male grip on its top jobs.EU leaders hope to decide who will fill the post at a summit in Brussels on Thursday but although several women are widely thought to be on the long list of candidates, none is seen as a frontrunner.Failure to name a women to a top job could undermine the EU's efforts to present itself as dynamic and modern and to win over sceptical Europeans who, opinion polls show, widely regard it as out of touch with their daily lives.
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