8 Янв, 2022

Every fifth in a low-paid position

Four million full-time workers in Germany earn less than € 1,580 per month (roughly 2/3 of the average salary) after taxes. This is reported by taz with reference to a study conducted by the Social and Economic Institute (WSI), operating under the Hans Böckler Foundation.

Most often these are cleaners, postmen and couriers, people employed in the hotel and restaurant business, forestry and agriculture, or employed in intermediary firms that offer temporary jobs.

According to the results of the study, women work in low-paid jobs more often than men. The share of low-paid workers among foreigners is high. Among employees with recognized professional qualifications, only 18% are low-paid, and among those with higher education — 5%.

 

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Armed clashes began in the northern Afghan province of Panjshir between the Taliban (the Taliban movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation) and fighters of the National Resistance Front, Aamaj News agency

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Greece reported violations by Turkish military aircraft of the country’s airspace. In particular, a group of four Turkish F-16 fighters flew over the Isle of Inus on January 7, the General Staff of Greece noted.

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A fire broke out in the Golden Age boarding house in the Kemerovo region, four people were killed, TASS reports with reference to the Ministry of Emergencies.

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The President of Turkmenistan ordered to extinguish the «Gates of Hell» crater. Berdymukhamedov said the burning gas escaping from the crater is bad for the health of people living in the area. In addition, according to him, a resource is wasted, from which it would be possible to make a profit.

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Chinese scientists have discovered water in a sample of lunar soil delivered to Earth by the automatic interplanetary station «Chang’e-5».

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Saraya Ababil, previously unknown terrorist group Saraya Ababil, has published video of rocket attacks and UAVs used in attacks on American bases, as well as on the airport in Baghdad.

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Private startups in the United States raised a total of $ 329.8 billion in venture funding last year, nearly doubling their 2020 result, the Financial Times writes, citing PitchBook data. In 2020, venture capitalists invested $ 166.6 billion in startups, which was also a record.

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“When Russians enter your house, it is sometimes very difficult to get them to leave,” US Department of State Chief Anthony Blinken told AFP, adding that he intends to warn the Kazakh authorities that it will subsequently be difficult for them to reduce Russia’s influence.

The very introduction of troops, according to the head of the State Department, also raises questions, as well as the state of emergency declared throughout the country.

“It seems to me that the Kazakh authorities and the government certainly have the ability to adequately respond to the protests and to do so, respecting the rights of the protesters and maintaining law and order. Therefore, it is not clear why they felt the need for any outside help, ”Blinken said (quoted from Reuters).

Now, he said, the United States is seeking to learn more about the situation.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry called Blinken’s words «in a boorish manner» a joke and offered him its «history lesson»: «when there are Americans in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive, not to be robbed or raped.»

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OJSC Russian Railways in January introduced forced restrictions on loading at some sea terminals and port oil depots due to congestion, according to the official Telegram channel of the holding.

“In January, Russian Railways had to introduce 17 restrictions on loading to the addresses of individual operators of sea terminals and port oil depots. This is because too many trains have accumulated in the queues for unloading, ”the message says.

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One of the largest low-cost airlines in Europe intends to complete cooperation with the busiest airport in Germany from March 31 this year. The reason was the increase in airport taxes, Ryanair said in a statement. The company will close its base in Frankfurt am Main and redeploy its five aircraft to other airports.

All flight crews based in Frankfurt have been encouraged to find alternative positions on the Ryanair network. The company promised that passengers affected by flight cancellations will receive notifications and compensation as soon as possible.

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The Polish authorities have admitted that they have acquired the controversial spyware Pegasus. The fact that the Polish special services are using Pegasus, said Deputy Prime Minister, head of the ruling party «Law and Justice» Jaroslaw Kaczynski in an interview with Sieci magazine. He assured that this system is used not for political purposes, but solely for its intended purpose — to fight criminal groups.

Previously, the Polish authorities denied that the special services have this system. At the same time, the Associated Press reported that Pegasus is being used in Poland to spy on opposition politicians.

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British luxury car maker Bentley hit record sales in 2021 to 14,659 units from 11,206 in 2020, which also hit a record despite a production halt.

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In December 2021, China opened 12 metro lines in 9 cities.

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Denmark has released three pirates who attacked its ship in the Gulf of Guinea, according to the BBC. Copenhagen does not have an extradition agreement with countries in the region, and the authorities feared that if the arrested were transported to Denmark, they would not be able to be deported to their homeland after serving their sentence.

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In the United States, an Italian was arrested, accused of stealing unpublished manuscripts, including from Booker Prize winners. The fraudster terrorized the publishing community for several years, luring manuscripts from authors and editors with phishing emails.

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Scientists at the Young Supernova Experiment (YSE) published a study in the Astrophysical Journal in which they said they had observed the death of a star for the first time. It went into a Type II supernova, SN 2020tlf. Astronomers observed the star and supernova using the Keck Observatory and Pan-STARRS telescopes in Hawaii.

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard suggested that the United States create an analogue of the European Union. In his opinion, the Organization of American States (OAS), of which 35 states are members, is very outdated.

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The prosecutor’s office of the Novosibirsk region began checking after a communal accident on Chaplygin Street in the city center — as a result of a breakthrough of the heating main on the night of January 7-8, 117 buildings were left without heating, part of the street collapsed.

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Putin had a telephone conversation with the leader of Kazakhstan Tokayev. He told Putin in detail about the situation in Kazakhstan. Tokayev also thanked Russia for its help. The President of Kazakhstan proposed to hold an online CSTO summit in the coming days. Putin supported the initiative

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Lukashenko and Pashinyan, following Putin, supported Tokayev’s idea of ​​holding a meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council in the near future. And the Armenian prime minister said that Yerevan will organize an online summit

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The Russian national tennis team was unable to defend the championship title at the ATP Cup in Sydney: in the semifinals, it lost to the team of Canada.

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