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CJEU Case C-149/10 / View

Zoi Chatzi v Ipourgos Ikonomikon

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Advocate General
Type:
Opinion
Decision date:
07/07/2010

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Diikitiko Efetio Thessalonikis (Greece) (Directive 96/34/EC – Parental leave – Duration of the parental leave to be granted in the event of the birth of twins

Outcome of the case:

In the light of the above, I propose that the Court answer the Diikitiko Efetio Thessalonikis as follows:

  1. Clause 2.1 of the framework agreement on parental leave concluded on 14 December 1995, which is contained in the annex to Council Directive 96/34/EC of 3 June 1996 on the framework agreement on parental leave concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC, as amended by Council Directive 97/75/EC of 15 December 1997, is not to be interpreted as giving children an individual entitlement to parental leave.
  2. Clause 2.1 of the framework agreement on parental leave concluded on 14 December 1995, which is contained in the annex to Council Directive 96/34/EC of 3 June 1996 on the framework agreement on parental leave concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC, as amended by Council Directive 97/75/EC of 15 December 1997, is to be interpreted as meaning that men and women workers have an individual entitlement to parental leave of at least three months for each twin.