Il Sole 24 Ore
The great turnover: record resignations and job vacancies in Europe
Several countries face labour shortages, as terminated contracts peak in Spain, France and Italy, and labour force turnover continues to grow.
Italian regions take the European record for NEETs
Which regions have the highest percentage of young people who are not working, not attending any school, nor engaged in any internship or apprenticeship? Eurostat data leaves no doubt: the regions with the highest proportion of NEETs in Europe are in Italy, particularly in the south.
In Italy, femicides are not decreasing like homicides
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.
Italy is stuck in a European brain drain
Fewer and fewer young people, fewer and fewer graduates. Thirteen of Italy's twenty-one regions are not only in demographic decline, they are also struggling to get the remaining young people through third-level education. And it is not just the South that is struggling.
Fertility rates in the EU are plummeting, with few exceptions
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.