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As the COVID-19 crisis drags on, hard-hit French youth struggle
Nearly a quarter of French young people can’t find work — two-and-a-half times the national unemployment rate and one of the highest in the European Union's 27 nations.
COVID-19 recovery fund veto 'could cause employment tragedy in Europe'
Hungary and Poland's veto of the bloc's pandemic recovery fund could cause unemployment levels to explode, it's been claimed.
EU rings in stock listing of 'social bond' with resounding success
The EU wanted to raise 17 billion euros on capital markets to fund its short term employment scheme known as SURE. It's first test went above and beyond expectations.
Unemployment marches higher in Europe as pandemic grinds on
While Europe's unemployment rate is still modest compared with the spike seen in many other countries, economists predict it could hit double digits in coming months as wage support programs expire.
Spain sees EU's highest youth unemployment rate as pandemic hits hard
The country was already experiencing worrying levels of unemployed young people but the pandemic has only served to exacerbate these figures.
French workers protest job cuts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Thousands protested job cuts and wages as COVID-19 cases rise in France.
EU aims to cushion furloughed workers with unemployment scheme
The EU announced a scheme earlier this year aimed at assisting furloughed workers during the pandemic and now money is beginning to be allocated to member states in need.
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Europe's week: Recovery, risk and US-China relations
Paris and Berlin teamed up to present their post-pandemic financial recovery plans for Europe, but not everyone was cheering Macron and Merkel.
'Our plans collapsed in a second': Polish lockdown hits migrants hard
There are nearly two million migrant workers in Poland. Most have lost jobs during the pandemic and some are frantically trying to find a way home.
EU hopes to mitigate lockdown and help workers with €100 billion fund
Brussels has launched a €100 billion fund to help those feeling the economic fallout from coronavirus lockdowns.
Coronavirus in Europe: one million job losses in two weeks
Trade unions are calling on the EU to save jobs with income replacement systems. For this to work, a 200-400 billion euro fund is needed
How should the EU mitigate the coronavirus economic downturn?
The EU is looking at different ways of how to help businesses and workers weather the economic storm created by coronavirus uncertainty.
The Brief: Citizens' choice - what should Team Ursula focus on in first 100 days?
We asked the people of Brussels what they think should be the policy priority of the new commission for the first 100 days: unemployment, migration, climate change, or gender equality - find out which issue came out top.
The Brief: MEPs' choice: politicians rate incoming European Commission's priorities
In Strasbourg, MEPs voiced their opinions on what they believed to be the most important priority of the incoming Commission.
Europeans skeptic of improving economy, questions of job security
The economy may look better on paper, but there are still clear economic disparities between regions of Europe. A Nobel-prize winning economist explained how the situation can improve.
Fashion victims: Bulgaria's textile workers on the poverty line
With one hundred days to go before the next European elections, Insiders goes to Bulgaria to discuss the difficult working conditions for textile workers in a country which has the lowest minimum wage in Europe.
Refugee rocket scientist takes job hunt to London's streets
A double-space engineering graduate and refugee known only as Mohammed is taking a unique approach to searching for a job after university
Keeping patients safe: our next #Europeanhero is a hospital cleaner
When Juliana Vintala was working as a tax consultant in Romania, she never envisaged working as a cleaner. But in Vienna, she found work as a hospital cleaner, and this #Europeanhero is pleased to make patients more comfortable.
Human trafficking in Brussels
With the Council of Europe saying labour exploitation is on the rise, migrant rights activists say many countries across Europe need to crack down on
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On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump became president of the United States, marking the start of one of the most unusual years in American political history. What has Trump done this year and how does it compare to what he promised?
Migrant weary EU promises to change relations with Africa
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc is changing its attitude towards Africa after the massive increases in migration in the past few years.
Greece and the European Union - don't blame me
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Cyprus: the trapped treasures of a divided island
For over 40 years Cyprus has been divided between its Turkish and Greek communities. Many however strive for reunification, which could boost the island's economy.
Unemployment in Spain: a life without hope?
Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to
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Spanish election: redrawing the political map of Spain
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Jobless Youth: struggling programs, debating new solutions
EU youth employment policies have so far failed to significantly bring down youth jobless rates often double the national average. How to make the