The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Andreas Assiotis participated in the House Labour Committee on Wednesday as MPs considered a proposal by AKEL that all fathers be included.
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There have since two-weeks paid paternity leave was introduced on August 1 already been over 600 applications for the new subsidy and, according to Assiotis, opening the way to all fathers would create too much of a financial burden for the state.
The majority of MPs noted, however, than many couples in Cyprus today chose to wed after already starting a family with AKEL MP Skevi Koukouma suggesting fathers were...