Fresh approach for a maternity leave proposal?
By the end of July, the European Commission proposed to present its roadmap on the initiative replacing the Maternity Leave Directive proposal. This roadmap is supposed to set out ideas towards a broader initiative, including maternity and parental leave, work-life balance and the role of carers. But will this go beyond the mere exchange and promotion of best practices? Expectations are high, and a forward-looking, inspiring legislative proposal would be necessary to finally show commitment for a structural change.