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.
Hundreds of thousands of new jobs in Germany are being done by workers from Eastern Europe, according to government figures. Employment figures in July were 700,000 higher than in the previous year.
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.
Italian MEP Cecile Kyenge is facing a legal showdown with a far-right party whose politicians have worn blackface and called her an ape. She told DW that she's standing up for "people who can't defend themselves."
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