Youth unemployment in Italy is over 30 percent — one of the highest proportions in the EU. And young people will go to extraordinary lengths to apply for the few vacancies that are available.
Despite Italy's political turmoil, most people in the country want the election-winning populists to form a government and get to work. They're eager to see the political establishment pack up and leave.
A refugee NGO in Italy is hoping that the country's new populist government will fail to implement the hardline immigration reforms promised during the election campaign. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Rome.
The level of financial aid EU members provide to asylum-seekers can vary significantly from country to country. Germany, for instance, grants monthly allowances of up to €354. DW examines asylum benefits across the bloc.
The number of new refugees arriving in Italy has swiftly dropped in recent weeks, yet small communities in the south of the country have their hands full. DW's Doris Pundy reports from Sicily.
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