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ZEI Monitor: EU Progress 2014-2019

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ZEI follows policy progress in the ten areas which have priority for EU institutions over the period 2014-2019:

 

Commission Priority: A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union

 

Objectives

 

  • Making decisions about support for struggling Euro area countries more democratically legitimate, with enhanced parliamentary control at EU and national level

  • Evaluating support and reform programmes not only for financial sustainability but also for their impact on citizens of the country concerned

  • Reviewing the fiscal and macroeconomic surveillance legislation (six-pack) and the new budgetary rules (two-pack)

  • Encouraging further structural reforms in Euro area countries


European Commission Work Program:

2019

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Promoting the International Role of the Euro

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European Pillar of Social Rights

  • Entry into Force - Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers

On the 20th of June 2019, the Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU, entered into force. It is based on a Commission proposal from the 26th of April 2017. The Directive obligates EU member states: 

1. to take the necessary measures to ensure that fathers or, where and insofar as recognised by national law, equivalent second parents, have the right to paternity leave of 10 working days that is to be taken on the occasion of the birth of the worker's child. Member states may determine whether to allow paternity leave to be taken partly before or only after the birth of the child and whether to allow such leave to be taken in flexible ways.

2. Likewise, the Directive requires member states to take the necessary measures to ensure that each worker has an individual right to parental leave of four months that is to be taken before the child reaches a specified age, up to the age of eight, to be specified by each member state or by collective agreement.

3. Member states shall take the necessary measures to ensure that each worker has the right to carers' leave of five working days per year.

 

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ZEI Insights 


Further Publications

Ludger Kühnhardt: Die proto-konstitutionelle Etablierung der europäischen Innenpolitik  (ZEI Discussion Paper C225, Bonn 2014)  (Download) (Abstract)

Ludger Kühnhardt, Die Europa-Rettung (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17 March, 2014).(More)

 

 

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