MEPs are set to endorse new rules on paternity leave and non-transferable parental leave, in a vote on Thursday.
The law, informally agreed with EU ministers, sets minimum requirements for all member states to implement, such as ten working days of paid paternity leave, two months of non-transferable paid parental leave and five days of annual carers’ leave.
This would benefit children and family life, whilst reflecting societal changes more accurately, and promoting gender equality. It should also help to boost women´s chances in the labour market.
Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, first reading agreement
Debate/vote: Thursday, 4 April