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Babies [What Europe does for you]

Your baby is special. The European Union helps babies’ parents and guardians through measures aimed at children in general that always take the babies’ best interests as a primary consideration. Continue reading

Pre-school children [What Europe does for you]

Our children’s early years matter a great deal for their well-being and personal development and later for their success in education and employment. Continue reading

Pregnant women at work [What Europe does for you]

Pregnancy is a special time when you need to take particular care of yourself and the baby inside you. If you are well, you may want to work right up until the day you give birth, in which case you can expect your working conditions to be adjusted to ensure your safety and that of your unborn child. Continue reading

Families with mixed nationalities [What Europe does for you]

EU law ensures that your family members can move with you from one EU country to another. Your spouse, children under 21 and some other dependent family members have the right to reside in the same country, irrespective of their nationality. Continue reading

Cross-border marriages [What Europe does for you]

Falling in love is never predictable, and when a couple decides to marry, nationality is usually the last thing on their minds. A growing proportion of EU marriages are between persons of different nationalities, however cross-border marriages do come with additional formalities and legal complexities. Continue reading

Fathers [What Europe does for you]

When fathers take leave to look after their children, the whole family benefits. Research shows there is a link between the amount of days’ leave fathers take and their satisfaction with their relationship with their child. Continue reading

Mothers [What Europe does for you]

Despite progress on gender equality, mothers are generally still the primary carers in the family. If they have young children, they are more likely to be unemployed than women without children, while the opposite is true for men. Continue reading

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