Politicians and analysts across the ideological spectrum are talking about the possibility of snap elections while focusing on how this would benefit one political party or another. They appear to be ignoring the bigger issue: the management - with speed, efficiency and continuity - of the public health, economic and social challenges that lie ahead.
Unemployment in Turkey dropped to 13.6 percent this February, down 1.1 percentage points from the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on May 11.
The number of unemployed persons age 15 and overslipped by 502,000 year-on-year to 4.23 million by the end of February.
Mitja Bobnar, the director general of the national institution, has told the STA in an interview that the labour market had felt the crisis brought by the coronavirus epidemic already in March.
At the end of April, 88,648 persons in Slovenia were registered as unemployed, which is 14% more than in March and 20% more than in April 2019.
As part of efforts to boost businesses, which have already taken a strong hit from the coronavirus pandemic, while also helping the unemployed, whose numbers are expected to rise amid the new crisis, the government is planning to partially subsidize wages lost by employees whose full-time contracts have been reduced to part-time while introducing a coupon scheme as a cash incentive for employer
Hundreds of thousands of workers in Balkan countries have lost their jobs due to economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, official statistical data show. And many fear the real numbers of job losses could be considerably higher, as not all countries in the region have compiled comprehensive records.