In 50 years there has never been a female President of the Commission and only two female Presidents of the Parliament.
1. Ensuring the equal representation of women among the top posts to be appointed next year.
2. Increasing the presence of women on the lists for the European elections
3. Increasing the women voter turn-out in the European Parliament election in June 2009.
it is high time we break the "male cartel" in politics. It is not a question of whether women would do better than men – although they would certainly do equally well – but they would do things differently. (There is a great quote by cartoonist Bob Thaves: "Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.")