A reply I got today from one of the research coordinators on the subject of hiring PhD students for an EU funded research project:
“The only thing that EU re-inforce is to achieve a good gender balance, with an aim at 40% female ESRs (very tough in our field). This means that we might need to be slightly more in favor of good female candidates”
Look how this discrimination against men is cynically presented as “good gender balance” to sound, oh, so politically correct. If you forego the niceties, this simply means that EU officially enforces discrimination against men in the computer science research that it funds. Congratulations.