The European Institute for Gender Equality gives the EU a score of 68 out of 100 in its latest Gender Equality Index, a tiny increase of 0.6 over last year’s index score.
“Europe has made fragile gains in gender equality. But big losses are emerging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic fallout is lasting longer for women, while life expectancy for men has dropped,” said Carlien Scheele, the Director of EIGE.
Sweden, with a score of 83.9, was the top winner in this year’s survey, with Denmark in second place at 77.8. The poorest performer in the EU was Greece, with a score of 52.3.
However, Hungary’s score at 53.4 was not far behind Greece, making it the second-worst country in the European Union in terms of gender equality, according to the Institute. [HVG]