Štefan FÜLE, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, receives Fatma ŞAHIN, Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies:
Première transmission: 14/02/2013
Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 14/02/2013
On 14 February, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, receives Fatma Şahin, Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies.
Commissioner Füle underlined the importance the 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 initiatives Minister Şahın has taken during her term of office, notably through the adoption in March last year 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 ın Turkey.
Commissioner Füle and Minister Şahin are expected to agree to cooperate closely on the issue in future, notably through further targeted assistance projects in Turkey.
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||Exterior of the EU Commission building
||Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, shaking hands with Fatma Şahin, Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies
||Roundtable with Štefan Füle and Fatma Şahin (2 shots)