Category Archives: European Parliament

Work-life balance: you can!

This is the title of the book launched in the European Parliament on 27 January, in an event hosted by MEP Elena Gentile and MEP Patrizia Toia. The book gathers successful experiences of work-life balance from the Province of Trento … Continue reading

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The final push! One last hope to save the European Maternity Leave Directive from being scrapped

We finally have some news about the EU Maternity Leave Directive – and it’s pretty desperate. But let us quickly recap what happened until now: – the EU Maternity leave Directive was originally adopted in 1992, introducing measures to encourage improvements in … Continue reading

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MEPs can improve the lives of working parents, carers and all families in Europe // Towards a new Family policies Intergroup

Last year, 388 MEPs expressed their support to put the issue of reconciling work and family life higher on the European Agenda (by signing the Written Declaration 32/2012). This new legislative period of the European Parliament is a key opportunity … Continue reading

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Now would you believe it…

that the European Parliament Communications team highlights work-life balance as one of the great benefits of living in Europe – and indirectly of the work of the European Parliament. As the European Elections are coming closer (25th May), the European … Continue reading

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The Year is officially launched!

COFACE officially launched the 2014 Year of Reconciling Work and Family Life in Europe, on the 23rd January in the European Parliament. MEP Marian Harkin hosted the event, and she also gave a very inspirational speech for those who came … Continue reading

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2014 is here, so let the work begin!

Firstly let us wish all our followers a Happy New Year and our best wishes for 2014. We really appreciate the interest you have shown in our campaign, and the continued support during the past almost 2 years. The elephant … Continue reading

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Have a look at all the friendly MEPs supporting our 2014 European Year campaign!

Photo opportunity with a Penguin, un album sur Flickr. We have asked all the MEPs, who have already shown their support for our 2014 European Year campaign by signing the Written Declaration, to give our campaign one more chance! It’s … Continue reading

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