Another bad idea brewing in Europe. Gender quotas:
New statistics and pressure from the European Union have rekindled a long-running debate in Germany about the embarrassing state of gender equality in the professional world. The country continues to lag well behind other European nations in equal pay and the number of women in top positions, which has prompted heated disagreements among politicians in Berlin over the possibility of a legally binding quota.
On the occasion of the 101st International Women’s Day on Thursday, members of the German parliament — almost all of them female — held an intense debate in Berlin. For the first time in the parliament’s history, the center-right coalition government presented a gender equality report, which came to the sobering conclusion that despite nine years of voluntary agreements with the business world, little has changed in “gender distribution in leadership positions.”
Remember, most bad ideas that start in Europe seem to find their way over here.