The political persuasion efforts have paid off: on 5 April 2022 despite Conservative resistance, the European Parliament’s negotiating mandate on the European Pay Transparency Directive was confirmed. From the AK’s point of view, the rapid implementation of the Directive is necessary to be able to close the pay gap between men and women as quickly as possible. Hence, the forthcoming trilogue negotiations between EU Parliament, Council and Commission have to be carried out swiftly.