Fully paid maternity leave of 18 and 20 weeks - Impact assessment

15-09-2010

The background for this Impact Assessment is the Commission’s proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, as well as workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee and the Employment and Social Affairs Committee have proposed several amendments to the Commission’s proposal. The two committees have requested a medium term ex-ante impact assessment of the introduction of a fully paid maternity leave in ten EU Member States.

The background for this Impact Assessment is the Commission’s proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, as well as workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee and the Employment and Social Affairs Committee have proposed several amendments to the Commission’s proposal. The two committees have requested a medium term ex-ante impact assessment of the introduction of a fully paid maternity leave in ten EU Member States.

Išorės autorius

Heening Thomsen and Helene Urth - RAMBOLL, Denmark