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Spanish PM calls for EU gender equality strategy

Spain's centre-left prime minister Pedro Sanchez proposed to MEPs on Wednesday that the EU should have a "binding European gender equality strategy, to fight the gender gap, the higher unemployment rate amongst women, and the higher level of precarious working conditions suffered by women predominantly". Sanchez's cabinet consists of a majority of women, a rarity in Europe. On Tuesday, MEPs repeated a previous request for such a strategy.

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Spanish vote and EU court's Airbnb ruling in focus This WEEK

Spanish voters are heading to the polls, while in other EU member states campaigning for the European elections is picking up after Easter. The EU's top court will issue important rulings on both the EU-Canada free trade agreement and Airbnb.

Greens commit to air quality 'super commissioner'

Following an investigation into the Dieselgate scandal, the European Parliament recommended a single commissioner should be responsible for both air quality and setting industrial standards. But only the Greens want to commit to carry out that advice.

EU and Japan in delicate trade talks

The Japanese PM comes to Brussels to discuss the first results of the new EU-Japan free trade deal, plus WTO reform - a sensitive topic before he moves onto Washington to face Donald Trump.

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