The great disappearance of job applicants
Employers are desperate to hire. All over Europe, the small ads that flourish in restaurant windows are turning yellow for lack of interested candidates - to the great annoyance of bosses. But the complaints go far beyond the hotel and restaurant sector.
Should the EU be blamed for the downfall of the WTO?
The answer is no, but why has the EU moved towards one-to-one trade agreements instead of relying on the WTO in recent years? The reasons lie in the immobility of the latter and the efficiency of the former.
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.
Hungary spent 1 billion euros mostly from EU funds on empty motorways
Between 2010 and 2020, the Hungarian government spent almost 1 billion euros, mainly coming from the EU, to build motorways where traffic is now less than 10 per cent of capacity. Why did they do it?
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.
How non-eurozone EU countries fight inflation
Inflation is a major headache for every government in Europe, but the situation is worse in EU member states outside the eurozone. We took a look at how these countries have tried to tackle inflation, what they have done to protect their citizens – and what has gone wrong.
Working poverty is still a problem in Europe
Poverty among people who work is a widespread phenomenon in Europe, and it has remained nearly stable over the last 10 years. High work-intensity households are not spared, while younger people are often hit the hardest. Approximately 9 percent of working people in the EU live below the poverty line.
The job satisfaction map: these are the countries where workers live best
How do you measure happiness at work? The latest data from Eurostat helps to identify what matters most to workers in the new post-Covid era.
Balkans: slow Internet and unspent cohesion funds
The Balkan countries are struggling to keep up with the rest of Europe in terms of Internet connection speed. The only exception is Romania, which - not surprisingly - is the country in the area that is best able to spend cohesion funds on ICT