Paternity leave: EU Commission launches proceedings against Germany

Because Germany has not properly implemented new EU rules on work-life balance, the European Commission is taking action against the Federal Republic. On Wednesday, the Brussels-based authority announced to send a letter of formal notice to Germany, thus initiating a so-called infringement procedure. The German government now has two months to respond. The Commission can then decide whether to take further steps. At the end of the procedure, a complaint could be filed with the European Court of Justice. 18 other EU countries also received a letter from the Commission on the matter.

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