Fathers of newborns are entitled to a two-week paid paternity leave. The relevant law 14 July was adopted by the Parliament of Cyprus.
In addition, in cases of surrogate motherhood, both mothers have the right to maternity leave. Also, the minimum income of a household is increased, giving the right to receive benefits for a second or more child.
The plenum also approved legislation regarding the receipt of a widow's pension in couples who married after the spouse's retirement. In such cases, the spouse will be entitled to a widow's pension only if the marriage has lasted no less than five years.