Visit of Fatma Şahin, Turkish Minister for Family and Social Policies, to Štefan Füle
Type: Visit to the Commission
End production: 14/02/2013 First transmission: 14/02/2013
On 14 February 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, received Fatma Şahin, Turkish Minister for Family and Social Policies, in Brussels. Štefan Füle underlined the importance that the European Commission and the EU in general attach to the promotion of women's rights and gender equality both in the Member States and in partner countries, in particular in the EU candidate and aspirant countries. He appreciated the initiatives token by Fatma Şahın during her term of office, notably through the adoption in March 2012 of the Law on the Protection of Family and Prevention of Violence. The Commissioner recalled that apart from combating violence against women, access to employment, access to education and political representation are also important aspects of enhancing women's rights in Turkey.
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||Exterior view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels
||Handshake between Fatma Şahin, Turkish Minister for Family and Social Policies, and Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy
||Round table with Fatma Şahin and Štefan Füle (2 shots)