Cabinet finger-pointing over paternity leave flip-flop

September 14th, 2013

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Governing coalition member Radikale says the reason for the recent decision to drop efforts to earmark three months of paternity for fathers was uncertainty by Socialdemokrat members of the cabinet.

“Out of respect for the very strong desire by Socialdemokraterne to do so, we chose another option,” Radikale leader Margrethe Vestager, the economy minister, said ahead of her party’s annual congress.

Vestager is expected to be roundly criticised by party members for walking away from earmarked paternity for men. 


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