Several countries face labour shortages, as terminated contracts peak in Spain, France and Italy, and labour force turnover continues to grow.
Compared to the rest of Europe, the number of homicides in Italy is low and the number of male victims has decreased sharply over the years. But the same cannot be said of women. Meanwhile, at the European level, the heterogeneity of homicide classifications makes counting femicides difficult.
A snapshot of birth rates between 2010 and 2021 in the 27 EU Member States shows that Germany and Hungary have managed to resist the general trend thanks to an increase in birth rates. Meanwhile, Italy comes last, along with Spain and Malta.