The European Commission’s commitment to dealing with women has been questioned by progressive politicians today. In the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg session the Chair of the FEMM Committee Iratxe Garcia Perez MEP (S&D and PES Presidency member) took the European Commission to task for failing to issue a strategy which would effectively bring equality for women. While women still suffer from discrimination and lag behind in pay and access to top positions, the European Commission is neglecting in its duty to deal with this key issue.
PES President Sergei Stanishev said: 'As PES President, I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his election as leader of the Labour Party. His campaign for leader has inspired tens of thousands of people to engage in the socialist movement, to fight, and campaign for a fairer society. Many of them are young people who have never participated in such an election before. This is a fantastic achievement.'