Women to head top EU institutions for first time

Ursula von der Leyen to head European commission and Christine Lagarde to lead ECB Two women have won the backing of the EUs leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance at the top of the blocs institutions. After three days of tortuous negotiations, Germanys defence minister, improved maternity and paternity benefits as Germanys family affairs minister and drove forward boardroom gender quotas. She has been working to increase funding for the countrys armed forces in her most recent government role although she has been mired in controversy over the awarding of contracts and has faced criticism about gaps in military readiness. On Brexit, she has fully supported the …

Cannes 2019: jury speaks out against ‘rage and anger’ of populist politicians

Jury president Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu takes aim at Donald Trumps anti-immigrant policies A familiar trio of topics Netflix, gender disparity and Donald Trump were on the agenda as the this years Cannes film festival got under way. At the press conference introducing this years festival jury, its president, Birdman and The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, took aim at Trump and offered support to theatre chains battling the dominance of the streaming service. Another jury member, the rise of populist politicians including Trump and said that his presence at the festival served as a repudiation for the US presidents anti-immigrant policies. Quick guide Cannes 2019 Show Hide When and where is it? The festival takes place in the French resort …

Cannes 2019: jury speaks out against ‘rage and anger’ of populist politicians

Jury president Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu takes aim at Donald Trumps anti-immigrant policies A familiar trio of topics Netflix, gender disparity and Donald Trump were on the agenda as the this years Cannes film festival got under way. At the press conference introducing this years festival jury, its president, Birdman and The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, took aim at Trump and offered support to theatre chains battling the dominance of the streaming service. Another jury member, the rise of populist politicians including Trump and said that his presence at the festival served as a repudiation for the US presidents anti-immigrant policies. Quick guide Cannes 2019 Show Hide When and where is it? The festival takes place in the French resort …