Equality is not feeling well in the EU.
Here it is one step forward and two back, shows a report by Eurostat on the 17 verdensmål for sustainability, which the EU has incorporated and the current measure, after they were decided at a UN meeting in 2015.
- Here the EU has unfortunately moved away from the sustainable development goals. It is still more common for men to have a job than women, says EU commissioner for economic affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, at a press conference.
the Care and supervision is according to the commissioner the main reason behind the fact that more women than men are not a part of the workforce.
Looking at the individual countries, Denmark is the country in the whole of the EU, where the least is prevented from taking a job because of the need to care and care.
When this is the case, the women, however, also Denmark those which to the greatest extent - more than twice as many pledges the task.
at the same time getting men to fall behind in the group of citizens who leave the school before the time.
the Light of the objective of gender equality is seen in the measurement of the number of women represented in national parliaments. Here has been a rise of 12.1 percentage points to 32,1 percent of almost twenty years.
- however, It is clear to everyone that there is still a long way to go, says Gentiloni.
According to Eurostat, the EU makes progress on 13 of 17 sustainability objectives, while it is only on a single – gender equality – back directly.
On the climate it goes neither forward or back. While the two verdensmål - clean water and lives in water - has not been possible to measure, it says.
This overview covers, however, about the decline of a number of sub-elements under each of the 17 targets, which the EU has declared it would work towards achieving.
- It is encouraging that EU countries overall make progress towards the sustainability goals, says Gentiloni.
He emphasises that the countries in Eastern europe and the Baltic states download into on average.
But he points out at the same time, some countries, such as Sweden and Luxembourg, moving the wrong way on areas such as gender equality and poverty.
The relative poverty, measured on the whether an individual has 60 percent of the median income, or more, after the transfer of social benefits, is growing in over half of the EU countries. It also applies in Denmark.