"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."
"Women posess great power: women mean faster economic growth, better results of enterprises, closer cooperation between countries, long-lasting peace treaties, decisions and resolutions on social and employment matters, empathy, love, authentic system of values. Progress and strength have a female face. This is why it would be more appropriate to ask: what can women do for Europe? And they can do a lot- that is why Europe should invest and believe in women. Failing to make use of women’s strong sides is a great loss. For everybody!"
"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."