brussels - The scandal of sexual harassment has expanded into the highest levels of the EU. Two ministers from Sweden have come out with reports of assault. 'His hands were everywhere.'
A high-ranking EU politician invited Asa Regner, the Swedish Equal Opportunities Minister, for a drink at the bar. She thought it would be about professional business, but came from a cold fair at home. 'The appointment was so different than I had suggested. We were in a dark corner and suddenly his hands were everywhere, 'said Regner against the Swedish channel TV4.
'I was young, ambitious and followed him to the bar to drink a glass together. Why did I think he was interested in my opinion and knowledge? It was clear in the bar that he was not, 'said Regner. She thinks back to the incident with anger. 'Now I'm already over 50, and that also means that you've already experienced something like a woman in politics. '
As early as 2014, the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told her story. 'I can confirm that sexual harassment occurs in the highest EU circles and I have experienced it myself,' she says referring to dinner. 'Suddenly I felt a hand on my thigh. My neighbor was testing me. That was so surreal. '