Week alert from ecoDa - 50. It includes: Shareholders? rights directive - 8 December: Draft Opinion of the ECON Committee discussed at the European Parliament. The Greens called for mandatory employee representation on boards + fiduciary duties on non-executive directors, accountants and external auditors + more severe sanctions Shareholders? rights directive -10 December: Hearing organized by the Socialists & Democrats Group at the European Parliament The Socialist & Democrats Group (S&D) called for strengthening workers? voice in corporate boards (ecoDa issued a press release in reaction- see attachment) Women on company boards -11 December: No consensus at the EPSCO Committee - Council. On 11 December, the Council discussed the women on company boards directive. It was not able to reach a general approach.