Call from Swedish commissioner with responsibility for HR comes after series or rape and harassment allegations emerge

EU institutions must review the way they treat staff who claim they have been sexually harassed, a senior commission official has said during a debate held in the wake of the revelations about the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Cecilia Malmström, a Swedish commissioner with responsibility for human resources, told the debate in Strasbourg that more must be done to address allegations of sexual abuse within the European parliament and commission. Her comments come after at least two staff members claimed they had been raped and other claims of sexual harassment emerged this week.

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