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5 November 2010
PRESS RELEASE European Women’s Lobby

Date: 20 October 2010

Issuing Organisation: The European Women’s Lobby, Brussels

Maternity rights: European Parliament votes for more equality between women and men and a more sustainable future!

The European Parliament today by a large majority passed a Resolution in favour of substantially increasing European minimum standards for maternity and paternity leave provisions. In what supporters are lauding a great victory for the women and men living in Europe, the Parliament approved an increase of maternity leave provisions from 14 weeks to 20 weeks and the introduction of two weeks leave for new fathers, both fully paid.

Read the whole European Women´s Lobby Press Release HERE
Updated by Lina Andersson, 05/11/2010
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