"Europe should provide the secure environment for all women to realize their own ideas in life, without hindrances and barriers to attain their goals as they see them."
"I am convinced of women\'s potential to make a better Europe. That is why we must work at increasing women\'s participation in the labour market, with equal opportunities in terms of pay and positions and in the political and economic decision-making. For a more prosperous, peaceful Europe, in harmony with its core values."
"Empowering women brings benefits, not only in politics and the EU, but in our society in general. While chances for women have improved over the last years, we still need to make progress, especially in balancing family and work life. I believe in a future with confident and courageous women in every part of society, business and politics."