Minister of Equality of Opportunity Marie-Josee Jacobs of Luxembourg

Jacobs has been active in the Lëtzebuerger Chrëschtleche Gewerkschaftsbond (LCGB.
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For her part, Marie-Josée Jacobs is pleased with this victory for young people, which find themselves now at the top of the European political agenda.
On the issue of youth events, Marie-Josée Jacobs described it as a grand success.
Marie-Josée Jacobs was born on 22 January 1950 in Marnach, in the north of Luxembourg.
In 1984, Marie-Josée Jacobs was first elected Deputy in the Northern district constituency.
On 9 December 1992, Marie-Josée Jacobs was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, as well as Minister Delegate for Culture.
Re-elected in the legislative elections of 12 June 1994, Marie-Josée Jacobs was entrusted with the same ministerial portfolio in the Government formed by Prime Minister Jacques Santer.
After the appointment of Jacques Santer to the post of President of the European Commission, Marie-Josée Jacobs was appointed Minister for Family, Minister for the Advancement of Women, Minister for the Handicapped and Disabled on 26 January 1995.
In the Cabinet 1999-2004, under Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Marie-Josée Jacobs was appointed Minister for Family, Social Solidarity and Youth and Minister for the Advancement of Women.
After the legislative elections of 13 June 2004 Marie-Josée Jacobs was appointed Minister for Family and Integration, Minister for Equal Opportunities.
Luxembourg Presidency concerning European youth policy.
JACOBS said that in her country, international law was just as respected as national law.
Jacobs said the work of the Committee was very important for Luxembourg, and its recommendations had been included in the report and in the answers provided.
Jacobs said it was not always easy to progress in this field, as minds needed to be changed, and that was the hardest work in politics.
Jacobs said there was a need for compulsory training of lawyers, as there was not enough interest for them to undertake this of their own accord.
Jacobs said that further efforts needed to be made to make those in employment aware of the provisions of the Convention.
Jacobs said there was ongoing discussion in Luxembourg as to how to improve women's representation.
Jacobs said the Government was trying to see whether it needed to make extra efforts to guarantee the academic success of boys, to ensure that there was balance with that of girls.
Jacobs said there were salary differences between men and women, and there were reasons for this - such as women being involved in certain forms of employment.
Jacobs said that Luxembourg was not waiting for European directives when it came to young women with breast cancer.
Jacobs said with regards to lengthy procedures on adoption of legislation, this was due to democratic procedures.
Jacobs said that when the mother's life was at stake, then she was not allowed to suffer, even if she was past the three-month abortion deadline.