COPA Women’s Committee elected Margit Batthyany-Schmidt as first Vice-President again. The mandate of the President of the Hungarian Women’s Union (MNU) lasts in the representation in the most influential advocacy of individual farmers for 2 years, while she can work as the delegate of the National Association of Agricultural Economics, mnunio.hu wrote.
Maria Batthyany-Schmidt considers her re-election an enormous recognition, since the board, besides her lobbying, evaluated her works so far as well. She stressed: she continues to work with all her might to help and facilitate the life of the women, especially who live in the countryside by all possible means. The President of the MNU called honorable the trust of the European community and she hopes that her ideas, advices will be listened and accepted not only by them, but by more and more of the decision makers as well. Maria Batthyany-Schmidt thinks the duties must be continued by embracing the women’s financial security, since many of them do not have a legal job, do not get enough money, not to mention the fact that it is time to keep in mind the principle of “same amount of salary for the same job” in 2015.
The Dutch Willemien Koning-Hoeve has been elected as the President of COPA Women’s Committee. The other members of the committee are the Belgian Marianne Streel and Jola Leonczyk as well as the Italian Francesca Gironi between 2015 and 2017.
based on the article of mnunio.hu
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