Parental leave – how much is enough?
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The length of maternity and paternity leave are at the heart of a crucial vote in the plenary sitting of March 24-25. MEPs will be asked to decide on a new directive setting minimum limits of paid parental leave. MEPs on the Women’s Rights Committee voted 19-13 on 23 February to back extending minimum paid maternity leave from 14 to 20 weeks. EP rapporteur Edite Estrela interviewed.
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