Parental Leave

Parental Leave

OECD statistics include data that show that in 22 Member States, fewer men take paternity leave than women.

It has been reported that the Commission is proposing a parental leave plan to replace current EU maternity leave rules. The new model will contain provisions ensuring that fathers can benefit from parental leave.

Does the Commission intend to push for a legal guarantee regarding paternity leave?

How does the Commission’s parental leave reform address the negative effects on female employment of the fact that few men opt for parental leave?

By what means will the EU invest in more work-life balance concepts within the proposed parental leave reform?

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