Ways to tackle Europe’s growing problem of youth unemployment

Greece is the hardest hit for youth unemployment and there are regular demonstrations (photo:dpa)
Greece is the hardest hit for youth unemployment and there are regular demonstrations (photo:dpa)

The numbers of young people out of work in Europe is growing at an alarming rate. It is now so significant, particularly in the countries of southern Europe, that the European Union has to find a way of helping business and education reverse the trend.

<i>Growing youth unemployment is a new critical area for European policymakers to address. The solution involves major changes in the labour market including deregulation and lower taxation, as well as a new approach to the role of education. It seems that most European leaders are unaware of what it takes to make sure that our youth do not remain idle. Surely, spending more money - and increasing taxation - will not do, and stat...

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