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Ukraine: World Cup Vs Work

Vilhelm Konnander writes on how the Ukrainian government tries to accommodate the people's need to watch the World Cup, to which Ukraine has qualified for the first time since independence: “[Prime minister's] recipe is to adjust working hours to avoid collisions with matches. Another viable alternative would be to put TV-sets at workplaces. Why? Yekhanurov explains: ‘We can expect an epidemic of various diseases. People will simply report sick in multitudes’.”

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