The driving force behind the treaty on the German side was to undermine the Franco-Russian alliance while strengthening Germany`s position vis-à-vis Britain.  Originally formulated as a pact of global reciprocity, the inclusion of Wilhelm`s words “in Europe” in the first article, thus limiting the treaty`s mission to Europe, came into conflict with German Chancellor Bernhard von Bolow, who had not been warned against the late amendment.  He felt that Russia`s support for the British presence in India was necessary, while Wilhelm believed that such operations would only lead Germany in a sterile war in that region to the detriment of the German position in Europe.  Because of the disagreement, Bolow threatened to resign and asked for a melodramatic letter from the emperor, which ended with these words: “If a letter of resignation comes from them, the emperor would no longer live the emperor the next morning! Think of my poor wife and children!  Therefore, he proposed compromises, but before the problem could be resolved on the German side, the Russian government rejected the agreement.  Calls on the Commission and the Council to promote, in trade agreements, the obligation to implement bilateral cooperation actions aimed at improving women`s capacity and conditions, taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by these agreements and, in this context, establishing and facilitating cooperation, establishing and monitoring the implementation of a joint committee on trade and equality. ensure adequate participation by private stakeholders, including experts and civil society organisations, in the area of gender equality and women`s empowerment, and ensure broad representation of the Community and the sector through consultation opportunities (for example. B online discussions) beyond structured dialogues; B. whereas trade policy could be used as an instrument to promote global and European values, including gender equality; whereas the EU`s trade and investment agreements and policies are not gender neutral, which means that they have different effects on women and men due to structural inequalities; whereas women face gender constraints, such as .B limited access to resources and control of resources, legal discrimination and overburdened unpaid care work due to traditional gender roles; 31.