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It’s official: Brussels is the most exclusive men’s club in Europe. Forget the city’s image as the capital of political correctness, and take a look at a report just released by a sheepish European commission.

The survey shows that women are barely seen-never mind heard -when it comes to the top commission jobs. Only three women make the two most senior grades, a total of 54 posts. Just nine women rate the status of director, alongside a mere 158 male colleagues.

So where’s all the female talent? Not in Coreper, the powerful, 15-strong committee of EU ambassadors. Not in the…

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