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Cyprus Birth Rate Alarmingly Low

Cyprus is facing a crisis with an alarmingly low birth rate of 1.4 children per woman, below the replacement threshold. The decline raises concerns about an aging workforce, pressure on social services, and economic sustainability for the island nation.

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Maternity Leave Reform on the Horizon

The proposed maternity leave extension bill set to be voted on in the House plenum includes extending leave to 22 weeks for firsttime mothers, with immediate effect for current beneficiaries and provisions for premature birth and adoption leave extensions, estimated to cost between €4.1 to €4.4 million annually. This legislative move is seen as a significant step in supporting working families, underlining the government’s commitment to providing essential family support mechanisms within the workforce.

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