Madam President for Europe?

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With all the geographical and political calculations going into the selection of the EU president and foreign minister, there’s one consideration that’s been getting less attention: gender. As Jean Quatremer pointed out last week, women have been largely absent from the list of names circulating as potential candidates for the posts. But that’s changing, with a late push for the appointment of a woman to one of the top spots. Today, Quatremer advocates for former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga as a viable candidate. But even if a woman does end up being named to one or both positions, the fact […]

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