A proposal to require company boards to be made up of at least 40 percent women was set aside Tuesday by the European Commission because of concerns about its legality and tough opposition from across the European Union.
Viviane Reding, the European commissioner for justice and the author of the legislation, said the postponement would give commissioners time to consider a compromise.
“There is still 40 percent,” Reding said in Strasbourg on Tuesday. “But the way to arrive there has been looked at in a different way.”
“The debate was very intense,” she said, explaining that the discussion on the legality of any quota was one of the reasons the meeting took several hours.News Tribune news services