Decision Maker Response

Council of the European Union’s response

Feb 10, 2015 — We have seen your petition regarding improving gender balance on company boards. The petition is addressed to the European Council, but it is actually the Employment & Social Policy Council that is responsible. The Commission proposal has been discussed in the Council- most recently in June 2013 and December 2014. So far, the Council was not able to reach an agreement on the draft directive. Discussions will continue but it is impossible at this stage to predict their outcome.

You can find more information on the December 2014 Employment & Social Policy Council here: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/epsco/2014/12/11/.

More information on the decision-making process within the Council of the EU is available here: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/council-eu/decision-making/.