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6th Apr 2020

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MEPs ask for cover for parental leave

More than 100 MEPs have signed a letter asking EU Council president Charles Michel to support them in their request for a stand-in, in case they take parental leave. They write "for women this [current system] can have the effect of hampering them either in their choice to enter politics or in their choice of having children. We cannot allow that seats in the European Parliament become vacant."

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