TALLINN - Estonian families planning to have children next year received two good pieces of news last week, as lawmakers approved the much-debated law on maternal compensation and the government OK'd artificial fertilization as a service partly covered by medical insurance.The maternity compensation law, which nearly cost Estonia its coalition, was approved by Parliament on Dec. 10. In accordance to the law, beginning January 2004 every mother will receive her last year's average salary for 11 months, the highest limit being three average salaries, or about 1,300 euros.Mothers will be allow...
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