Expanding Choices through Family-Friendly Policies

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The Work-Life Balance Directive entered into force on 1 August 2019.[1] Its adoption represented a move towards taking a broader approach to addressing women’s underrepresentation in the labour market.[2] Key aspects of the Directive address paternity leave, parental leave, leave for caring purposes and flexible working arrangements for parents and carers. This report considers the impact that the Directive will have on the legal framework in Kosovo, bearing in mind Kosovo’s obligations to harmonise its legislation to that of the European Union pursuant to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.