WORK is a lot more dangerous and unhealthy in the countries that will join the European Union in 2004 and later, than it is in the existing EU. A study by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions finds there is "nearly double the risk to health and safety at work in the candidate countries." This has implications for UK insurance companies who underwrite employment liability.

The point here is that once the applicant countries are admitted as full EU members, British and other companies will be doing ...

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