All agencies and companies have to comply with the measure. Within the next three years, they will have to pay men and women equally or face fines, according to the new law, presented on International Women's Day.
Since the 2015 migration crisis, EU member states have failed to agree on a common approach to irregular migration. From strengthening the EU's external borders to bolstering Frontex, DW examines the situation.
Some EU leaders are attending a mini-summit in Brussels. They'll discuss differing approaches to how the bloc can deal with a sustained stream of migrants and refugees seeking a new life in Europe.
Despite the threat of a trade war between the EU and US, goods slapped with tariffs only make up a small percentage of total trade between the two sides. DW looks at the US's trading relationship with the EU and Germany.
Germany, France and key European states will hold an informal meeting on Sunday to address migration. It comes as the EU shifts into overdrive to strike a migration deal ahead of a leaders summit on June 28-29.
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