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Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

Åsa Regnér to speak about importance of new gender equality strategy in the EU at Council meeting

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Today, 7 December, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér will take part in the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council meeting in Brussels. Ms Regnér will speak about the need for a new gender equality strategy in the EU.

The current EU gender equality strategy expires this year, and the Council has asked the Commission to present a new strategy for the coming years. The Commission has stated that it plans to make new commitments in the area of gender equality, but not of the same status as previous strategies.

"I will state that a new gender equality strategy with the same formal status as previously is vital if the Commission and the Member States are to be able to work on gender equality in a more strategic and long-term manner," says Ms Regnér.

Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström will also attend the meeting.

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Darina Agha
Temporary press secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.