France, Germany and Spain called for stable funding for the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy, as the bloc negotiates the future of a system that accounted for more than two-fifths of its budget in 2011.
Helena Morrissey remembers her worst moment as a woman in the City, London’s financial district. It was almost 20 years ago, when she was the only female on a team with 16 male bond fund traders at Schroders Investment Management. Her young family’s breadwinner, she’d just returned from her first maternity leave and her boss passed her over for a promotion, saying he doubted her job commitment.
Germany’s Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner criticized Facebook Inc.’s new Timeline feature, and said new European data protection laws should guard individuals’ personal information irrespective of where the company holding such details is based, Handelsblatt reported, citing an interview.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has filled one third of her ministerial positions with women. Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Josef Ackermann doesn’t have a single female on the 12-member group executive committee that oversees the nation’s biggest bank.