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In this day and of supposed sexual equality, it is unbelievable that there is not a woman among the top 58 positions of the European Central Bank (ECB), even though women up 34 per cent of the European Parliament. This situation, or , has led to the postponement of a for a new nominee, another man, to be to the six-member Executive Board of the ECB. The Board did have a woman member from after it was in 1998 until May 2011, when Austria's Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell left her . Besides there being no women on the Executive Board, there is also a total female on the ECB’s 23-member Governing Council and its 29- General Council.

The European Parliament’s economic and monetary Sharon Bowles expressed her frustration with the all-male . She said: "There is now not even a single woman sitting on the board of what is one of the most powerful and essential institutions in the EU.” She added that the bank needs to act to things, saying: "The and practical effects of this absence are not without note. It does seem, as with corporations, that there is a systemic cultural problem to ." Ms Bowles said she had been told “that no women could be " and that there were no plans in place to women. It is likely that Luxembourg banker Mr Yves Mersch will a current on the Board.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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