EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about parental leave in Germany
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EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about parental leave in Germany

Both new mums and dads in Germany can take advantage of a generous parental leave policy. Here’s what you need to know, including the unique way leave can be split up, how it applies to freelancers, and where the Bundesrepublik stands in comparison to other countries.

Here’s when parents in Germany will receive a one-off €150 ‘Kinderbonus’ payment

Here’s when parents in Germany will receive a one-off €150 ‘Kinderbonus’ payment

EXPLAINED: How Germany plans to support families and businesses in the pandemic

EXPLAINED: How Germany plans to support families and businesses in the pandemic

Germany to start paying out €300 coronavirus ‘Kinderbonus’ in three weeks

Germany to start paying out €300 coronavirus ‘Kinderbonus’ in three weeks

How Germany plans to increase child benefits and provide tax relief

How Germany plans to increase child benefits and provide tax relief

Here’s when families will receive Germany’s Kinderbonus cash

Here’s when families will receive Germany’s Kinderbonus cash

Explained: How does Germany’s Kinderbonus coronavirus payment work?

Explained: How does Germany’s Kinderbonus coronavirus payment work?

How Germany plans to help working parents with guaranteed all-day care for children
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How Germany plans to help working parents with guaranteed all-day care for children

Germany debates legalizing egg donations and surrogacy

Germany debates legalizing egg donations and surrogacy

EXPLAINED: How each German state plans to improve childcare and lower Kita costs for families
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EXPLAINED: How each German state plans to improve childcare and lower Kita costs for families

Government agrees multi-billion euro tax relief ‘to help poor families’

Government agrees multi-billion euro tax relief ‘to help poor families’

In Germany, the risk of poverty rises with every child a couple has: study

In Germany, the risk of poverty rises with every child a couple has: study

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can’t reunite with their families

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can’t reunite with their families

Majority of Germans oppose refugees reuniting with their families: survey

Majority of Germans oppose refugees reuniting with their families: survey

Trend of ever more childless women comes to halt in Germany – even for academics

Trend of ever more childless women comes to halt in Germany – even for academics

This is how much you get paid for having kids in Germany

This is how much you get paid for having kids in Germany

Nine in ten single parents can’t survive on German minimum wage alone

Nine in ten single parents can’t survive on German minimum wage alone

These are Germany’s most popular baby names of 2016

These are Germany’s most popular baby names of 2016

Quarter of a million Syrians allowed to bring families to Germany: report

Quarter of a million Syrians allowed to bring families to Germany: report

How new German rules are holding refugee families apart

How new German rules are holding refugee families apart

Half a million more Syrians to join loved ones in Germany

Half a million more Syrians to join loved ones in Germany

German birthrate jumps to quarter-century high

German birthrate jumps to quarter-century high

Having kids later makes for a happy family

Having kids later makes for a happy family

Consumer confidence highest since 2001

Consumer confidence highest since 2001

Pay pensioners to move out, says union head

Pay pensioners to move out, says union head

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Just where do Germans spend their money?

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Court grants kids right to know donor fathers

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Government to raise child allowance by €20

Single parents, common law families on rise

Single parents, common law families on rise

A third of German homes have just one person

A third of German homes have just one person

Job centre must pay for dad to fly to Indonesia

Job centre must pay for dad to fly to Indonesia

More young families under time pressure

More young families under time pressure

Family-friendly military ‘too expensive’

Family-friendly military ‘too expensive’

One in four children smacked by parents

One in four children smacked by parents

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Berlin’s ‘Peacemaker’ soothes the city

Berlin’s ‘Peacemaker’ soothes the city

High court strengthens gay adoption rights

High court strengthens gay adoption rights

Dads to get joint custody even if mum says no

Dads to get joint custody even if mum says no

Family Minister in trouble for neutering God

Family Minister in trouble for neutering God

Family minister cuts racism from fairytales

Family minister cuts racism from fairytales

Women on contracts can keep pregnancy mum

Women on contracts can keep pregnancy mum

Women ‘still stuck at home with the kids’

Women ‘still stuck at home with the kids’

Germany ‘fails to level educational playing field’

Germany ‘fails to level educational playing field’

Politician: gays biggest threat after euro crisis

Politician: gays biggest threat after euro crisis

Daughter sues mum over Facebook humiliation

Daughter sues mum over Facebook humiliation

Government fumes at opposition debate trick

Government fumes at opposition debate trick

OECD slams government day care payment plan

OECD slams government day care payment plan

Dad faces poaching charge for fake fishing

Dad faces poaching charge for fake fishing

German girl ‘kept like an animal’ for eight years

German girl ‘kept like an animal’ for eight years

Three dead babies found in cooler boxes

Three dead babies found in cooler boxes

How would children run your family?

How would children run your family?

Family puts kids in charge for a month

Family puts kids in charge for a month

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

Women push politician to take parental leave

Women push politician to take parental leave

Merkel’s party revolts over childcare subsidy

Merkel’s party revolts over childcare subsidy

More than half of parents hit their kids – sons most

More than half of parents hit their kids – sons most

Should the childless pay more tax?

Should the childless pay more tax?

Identical quadruplets ‘one-in-13 million’

Identical quadruplets ‘one-in-13 million’

Three children die of injuries each day

Three children die of injuries each day

Germany ready to inseminate you, minister says

Germany ready to inseminate you, minister says

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Still not enough children for the future

Still not enough children for the future

SPD politician calls for ‘no politics’ day

SPD politician calls for ‘no politics’ day

FDP calls for basic children’s income

FDP calls for basic children’s income

German families still function as important social glue

German families still function as important social glue

Surrogate children have no right to German passport, court rules

Surrogate children have no right to German passport, court rules

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

Merkel slams dearth of female executives

Merkel slams dearth of female executives

European court bolsters fathers’ rights

European court bolsters fathers’ rights

Court rules against pet visitation rights

Court rules against pet visitation rights

‘Mini-jobs’ work against families, study finds

‘Mini-jobs’ work against families, study finds

Avoid getting tripped up by German family law
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Avoid getting tripped up by German family law

Germans ready to make babies

Germans ready to make babies

In the name of the father

In the name of the father

Custody rights for unwed fathers strengthened

Custody rights for unwed fathers strengthened

Single-parent families on the rise in Germany

Single-parent families on the rise in Germany

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

More than half of pregnant German women drink alcohol

More than half of pregnant German women drink alcohol

Cot death numbers reach historic low as parents wise up

Cot death numbers reach historic low as parents wise up

Ministry for ban on lap seating for babies and parents on planes

Ministry for ban on lap seating for babies and parents on planes

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s new multibillion aid package will benefit you

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s new multibillion aid package will benefit you

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Parents to be paid to keep tots at home

Parents to be paid to keep tots at home

Coalition remains divided over childcare payments

Coalition remains divided over childcare payments