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Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

According to publications by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work , musculoskeletal disorders caused by the type and intensity of work and, more specifically, by the handling of loads or prolonged and incorrect posture or prolonged standing, are a known issue for many categories of workers, entailing ...

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Protection of pregnant workers

According to website publications that rely on scientific and academic studies, workers standing for long periods during pregnancy in many professions, particularly shop assistants, hairdressers and other related professions, as well as working in excess of forty hours per week, is likely to cause damage to the mental health of ...

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Grievous impact of underfunding on education

According to a report on a Greek website(1), the 2015 Annual Report on Education published by the Centre for Development of Educational Policy of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) states that there has been a dramatic deterioration in the Greek educational system because of the fiscal adjustment (‘Memoranda’) ...

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Zika virus

According to information on Greek websites(1), outbreaks of the Zika virus in a number of Latin American countries are giving cause for great concern. To make matters worse, the World Health Organisation indicates the virus is likely to spread to almost the entire American continent, including the United States. While ...

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Curbing possession of firearms

According to European press reports(1)(2), the Commission intends to impose stricter controls on the possession and use of firearms, which, according to the information available, will effectively ban gun possession. Moreover, the recent terrorist attacks are being used as a pretext and excuse for introducing these measures. However, the percentage ...

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Cancer patients’ lives put at risk in Greece

According to a report on Greek website(1), the Athens Medical Association (ISA) has denounced the fact that on Monday 11.1.2016 dozens of cancer patients failed to receive their treatment in a public hospital, as the shelves of its pharmacies were empty. It says that the lack of medicines in public ...

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Imports of olive oil from Tunisia

Written question to the European Commission made the Golden Dawn’s MEP, Lampros Fountoulis on the potential increase in quotas on imports of olive oil from Tunisia. This fact would have disastrous consequences for the Greek farmers and the Greek economy which has already a lot of financial problems. He demanded ...

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Turkey’s unlawful acts of aggression

According to reports on the most recent developments in Syria, Turkey’s latest acts of extreme provocation(1) have been going far beyond the bounds of international law, culminating in the downing of a Russian aircraft, whose pilots were, according to Alparslan Celik, commander of a Syrian Turkmen rebel brigade(2), then executed ...

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