Occupational safety and health
The Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement regarding the reduction of the exposure of workers to carcinogens and mutagens, informs the Council of European Union on Tuesday.
An Interior Ministry bill foresees stricter penalties for municipal authorities and employees who do not abide by health and safety regulations in a bid to curb an increase in worker accidents.
The bill, which is to go to Parliament in February, is to include the recommendations of a committee tasked with probing the causes of worker accidents.
Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak.
A foreign national died on the island of Rhodes on Tuesday, with initial indications pointing to carbon monoxide poisoning, state-run news agency reported.
The man was living with two other foreigners in an old house in the district of Aghii Anargyri in the city of Rhodes with no electricity and had to use makeshift stoves to stay warm.
Three migrant fishermen received Greek citizenship on Jan. 2 for helping rescue dozens of people who were forced into the sea by flames from a summer wildfire that caused 100 deaths.
Turks and expatriate Brits both braved freezing water on Dec. 26 to benefit the stray animals of Turkey as mercury drops.