Italy in period of stagnation – Istat – English – ANSA.it

Italy in period of stagnation – Istat – English – ANSA.it. (ANSA) – Rome, July 31 – Italy’s recovery from its longest postwar recession is turning out to be harder than expected and the country’s economy is currently enduring a phase of “stagnation”, national statistics agency Istat said Thursday. Italy posted positive growth for the … More Italy in period of stagnation – Istat – English – ANSA.it

Youth unemployment reaches record high – English – ANSA.it

Youth unemployment reaches record high – English – ANSA.it. (ANSA) – Rome, July 31 – Unemployment among young Italians climbed last month to 43.7%, a level not seen in 37 years, according to statistics Thursday that presented further evidence of the continuing weakness in the country’s lackluster economy. The jobless rate among Italians aged 15 … More Youth unemployment reaches record high – English – ANSA.it

Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers | World news | theguardian.com

Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers | World news | theguardian.com. A Greek court’s decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict … More Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers | World news | theguardian.com

The Radical Left at the 2014 EP Election – Transform Network

The Radical Left at the 2014 EP Election – Transform Network. The publication of the final results of the 2014 European Parliament (EP) election of 22-25 May finally permits to draw a first assessment of the performance of the radical Left.[1] By Paolo Chiocchetti The election marked an important electoral advance for this party family, which won … More The Radical Left at the 2014 EP Election – Transform Network

Italian union launches referendum campaign against EU permanent austerity pact

Originally posted on Revolting Europe:
Italy’s largest union has launched a referendum campaign against the EU fiscal compact, a draconian budgetary cap which is set to make austerity permanent across the 27-nation Eurozone. The CGIL is calling for a repeal of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union that  was…

Paolo Pini: How Matteo Renzi’s Jobs Act Will Sink Italy

Paolo Pini: How Matteo Renzi’s Jobs Act Will Sink Italy. Italy’s new PM Matteo Renzi has pledged to slash the country’s record unemployment with his American-branded ‘Jobs Act’. But his labour reforms, which will see short term job contracts extended for up to 3 years, are more of the same medicine applied since the turn … More Paolo Pini: How Matteo Renzi’s Jobs Act Will Sink Italy