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New Deal for Consumers sparks lively discussion in Lisbon

Consumer policy

The Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Paulo Alexandre Ferreira, highlighted the importance of raising "young, conscientious consumers", as Lisbon hosted this year’s seventh Citizens’ Dialogue on the New Deal For Consumers.

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“We are all in the same boat,” Finland welcomes New Deal for Consumers

Consumer policy

The fourth Citizens' Dialogue on the New Deal for Consumers took place in Helsinki on Friday, June 1. The event was jointly organised by the Commission (DG Justice and Consumers), the Commission Representation in Helsinki, and Finish consumer authorities, as a way to listen to the views and concerns of citizens in regards to the new legislation being proposed.

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Citizens' Dialogue in Copenhagen on the New Deal for Consumers

Consumer policy

The third Citizens' Dialogue on the New Deal for Consumers took place in Copenhagen on Thursday, May 31. The event was jointly organised by the Commission (DG Justice and Consumers), the Commission Representation in Denmark, and Danish authorities, as a way to listen to the views and concerns of citizens in regards to the new legislation being proposed.

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Luxembourg hosts citizens' dialogue on New Deal for Consumers

Consumer policy

The second Citizens' Dialogue on the New Deal for Consumers took place in Luxembourg on Friday, May 18. The event was jointly organised by the Commission (DG Justice and Consumers), the Commission Representation in Luxembourg, and Luxembourgish authorities, as a way to listen to the views and concerns of citizens in regards to the new legislation being proposed.

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LGBTI Equality

Tackling discrimination

The acronym LGBTI stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex and describes a diverse group of persons whose sexual orientation and/or gender identity diverge from the more conventional gender roles of and relationships between men and women. LGBTI people are also sometimes referred to as “sexual, gender and bodily minorities”.

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1 in 3 children in the EU now has access to high-quality and affordable childcare, Commission report shows

Gender equality

Today, the European Commission publishes the report on the Barcelona targets for high quality and affordable childcare. The EU Member States on average have finally reached the target of 33% of children aged 0-3, and are well on track for the second target of 90% of children aged 3 to mandatory school age in childcare. Set in 2002 by the European Council, these targets form a crucial part of the European Commission's strategy to ensure women can participate fully in the labour market.

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International Women’s Day: still a long way towards gender equality

EU citizenship and free movement,Gender equality

The Commission is marking International Women's Day with the publication of a new report on equality between men and women, which shows the major achievements and progress made last year in EU legislation, actions and funding possibilities.

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How to advance LGBTI equality?

Tackling discrimination

This 1st March 2018, on the international "Zero Discrimination Day", Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented to the High Level Group on Non-Discrimination, Equality and Diversity, the second annual report on the list of Actions to advance Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Equality.

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