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Italian women, it seems are more likely to injure themselves in the course of household duties than most, but an attempt to protect them from the perils of kitchen equipment by providing obligatory insurance has been condemned as a stealth tax.

Under a law that comes into full force today, the first of its kind in Europe, homemakers aged between 18 and 65 in Italy are obliged to pay 15 euros a year.

But Italian officials said that fewr than two million of Italy's estimated six million housewives/homemakers had joined the scheme.

If you cut of all your fingers of one hand, you might get something, but if you cut off one finger with a kitchen knife you probably won't get one euro.

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