Sunday

11th Dec 2016

Ticker

Gender lands Netherlands in court

The European Commission is taking the Netherlands to the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice for not fully protecting the rights of employees on maternity, adoption or parental leave related to their return to work. The commission says the Dutch state is not fully complying with the Gender Equality Directive.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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