Italy's birth rate is at a record low. Is it because young Italians lack confidence in the country's future? Italy has just formed its 66th government in 74 years. State debt and unemployment are high – and fewer Italians are choosing to have kids.
Greece's once record jobless rate of 27 percent may have dropped seven points since the start of the financial crisis, but nearly six in 10 people are stuck in a market dominated by part-time, on-and-off jobs.
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
A new report shows that a severe shortage of labor will pull down growth rates in coming years. Experts have long blamed migration for the shortage of workers in the region but now they point to another key factor.
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