EU deal on women-on-boards directive after 10-year deadlock

EU member states and MEPs reached a deal late on Tuesday evening on new rules promoting equality in the boardroom for women, after a 10-year deadlock. The Women on Boards Directive aims to increase gender balance in leadership positions. Under the rules, at least one-third of all board positions should be filled by women by mid-2026, and 40 percent of non-executive director posts should be held by women.

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