The recent study of the European Institute for Gender Inequality demonstrates that Greece has the worst record in Europe.

This is deeply disappointing as Greece is in the last place in all categories that were examined – employment, income, education, equality on issues concerning power, on their home activities, and in healthcare.

It would be wrong to view these results as an intra-EU gap that must be filled.

Greece must compete not with other EU countries but rather transcend itself and offer women equal treatment and opportunities.

The state must take all necessary measures not just to climb a few rungs on the ladder but to do its duty.

The state and society are obliged to and can make leaps and bounds to rectify this problem and lead the way.

Disappointment must give way to the conviction that the exit from the crisis will signal the country’s modernisation in all sectors - including gender equality.