• Introduction
  • 1 Economic decision-making: accelerated progress following regulatory pressure
  • 1.1 Company boards: the latest situation and trends
  • 1.2 Actions to bring about change
  • 1.3 Central banks and EU financial institutions: more efforts are needed
  • 2 Politics: slow progress
  • 2.1 European Council: a long way to go
  • 2.2 European Commission: representation of women increasing
  • 2.3 National governments
  • 2.4 National, regional and local assemblies
  • 2.5 European Parliament: 2014 is an opportunity
  • 3 Public administrations: some cause for optimism
  • 3.1 National public administrations: edging closer to gender balance
  • 3.2 Promoting gender balance in the European Commission
  • 4 Judiciary: gradual improvement
  • 4.1 National supreme courts: considerable variation between countries
  • 4.2 European courts: little change over the past decade
  • Conclusion
  • Annexes
  • A.1 Country codes
  • A.2 Companies data: sample size by country