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25 May 2004

Albania at risk of disaster from heightened pollution levels

Author: Agence France Presse

[Albania]: Although no reliable data exists, experts said that deaths due to illnesses caused by pollution have increased by 20 percent in Tirana in the past two years in the former communist country of 3.5 million people.

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3 April 2004

Thirteen workers die as safety standards are ignored in race to build Olympic sites [Greece]

Author: Daniel Howden, Nikolaos Zirganos, Nikolaos Leontopoulos, Independent [UK]

Immigrant workers racing against the clock to build Greece's Olympic dream in Athens have been dying in shockingly large numbers in industrial accidents, according to a confidential report...[refers to Aktor, Yarm Road]

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5 March 2004

The EU and Southeastern Europe: confronting trafficking in human beings

Author: European Policy Centre

[refers to trafficking of women & children for commercial sex & organ transplants]

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26 August 2003

Human Rights Watch documents on Greece

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13 June 2003

Activists Ask India to Ratify Pact and Free Child Labor

Author: Kalyani, OneWorld South Asia

Anti-child labor activists Thursday urged the Indian government to ratify an international convention and free millions of children belonging to the so-called "untouchable" castes working as forced labor.

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25 July 2002

EU charges 10 states with breaking rules on waste

Author: Reuters

The European Union said this week it was taking eight of its 15 member states to court for failing to comply with rules on waste and had cautioned two others whose environmental laws were not up to scratch. [charges against Italy, Greece, Britain,...

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16 July 2002

Greek PM Warns Olympic Construction Companies

Author: Voice of America News

Greek Premier Costas Simitis has warned construction companies that they face expulsion from the 2004 Olympic Village building site if they do not improve safety measures. Four workers have died at the site this year

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25 February 2002

Ship of Shame docks in Melbourne: ITF [International Transport Workers' Federation] invites MPs and media on board to witness first hand shameful crew exploitation

Author: Maritime Union of Australia

They've been cheated $300,000 in wages, fed on fish heads, intimidated and stood-over. But when three complained they were sacked. They are the crew of the ageing Greek owned, Cypriot flag of convenience vessel ANL Progress

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