The new government decided it “due to the financial difficulties of the state”
28 dic 2013 - 19:54 CET
In December 2012, Alþingi (Icelandic parlament) revised the law on paid parental leave and corrected
some of the cuts to economic compensation, while extending the leave period to 12 months.
Each parent is entitled to 5 months non-transferable leave and then they can divide 2
months between them. This increase was to take place in steps and be fully implemented
by 2016. The act was accepted unanimously, but in October 2013 a new government announced that the increase would be delayed due to the financial difficulties of the state.