BBC: EU gender pay gap 'not narrowing'Europe has made little progress over the past decade towards ending sexual discrimination in the job market, the European Commission says.
Women still earn 15% less than men on average, compared with 17% in 1995, despite being better educated.
In some states, including Germany and Finland, the pay gap has grown.
Employment Commissioner Vladimir Spidla said it was "an absurd situation" that required changes to employment policies and better application of existing law.
"There is nothing to indicate that this gap is narrowing in any significant way," says a commission report published on Wednesday.
I BLAME THE BUSH POLICIES THE LAST TEN YEARS.
OH... WHAT!? ER UM... HE DOESN'T RUN THE EU!?!?
I GUESS THEN THAT NEITHER HE OR ROVE OR CHENEY OR THE LIKUDNIK-NEOCON HALLIBURTON ZIONIST CONSPIRACY CAN BE BLAMED.
DO YOU SUPPOSE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MATERNITY? NAH.
SERIOUSLY: THIS WILL NOT STOP THE DEMS AND THE LEFT FROM BLAMING BUSH FOR SIMILAR FIGURES HERE. WHICH IS BULLSHIT.