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Safe sex?

An EU campaign to outlaw sex discrimination from the insurance industry has been stalled by a powerful coalition of insurers, intermediaries and regulators. Lobby groups representing Europe's biggest insurance industries challenged Article 4 of the new Gender Directive this summer, arguing that there is nothing unfair about setting premiums according to proven differences in risk exposures between the sexes.

The speed and vigour of opposition to Article 4, even more perhaps than the weight of the

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