"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."
"We still have an unfinished democracy. We need to unlock the potential of women in all sectors of society across our Union to chart a path to genuine gender equality on this continent"