The Robert Schuman Foundation have recently published some research which compares the level of ministers and members of parliament across the EU and show how many are women. The UK comes in below the EU average on all three indicators that they use:
Women ministers – EU average: 25.75% // UK: 17.39%
Women in national parliament – EU average: 24.32% // UK: 21.88%
Women in European parliament – EU average: 34.92% // UK: 33.33%
Which countries came top? You won’t be surprised to hear it was Finland for ministers, Sweden for national parliamentarians and Finland for women in the EP. Bottom? Hungary for ministers, Malta for the national parliament and Malta again for the EP.