EUROPE-DEVELOPMENT: The "Indignados" Still Have Wind in Their Sails

EUROPE-DEVELOPMENT By Cléo Fatoorehchi AIX-EN-PROVENCE, Feb 6, 2012 (IPS) - Months of protest across the European Union, sparked by indignant youth demanding an end to the brand of free market capitalism that has blighted the continent with an unemployme Full Story »

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by Warrior Wheatman - Feb. 12, 2012

...an unemployment epidemic, finally bore fruit on Jan. 30 when Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, proposed an ambitious jobs scheme. "We cannot accept that almost a quarter of Europe’s young people are unemployed," ... 22 percent of the youth labour force - roughly five and a half million young people in the region - are without work. .. alarming: youth unemployment stands at 48.7 percent in Spain, 47.2 percent in Greece and 35.6 percent in Slovakia.

We have worked ourselves out of jobs. So now we deserve the benefits... and the thanks: A cost of living within reach, globally. And the social thanks befitting soldiers.

“… want member states to commit to a ‘Youth on the Move’ pact to ensure that all our young people are either in a job, in education or in training within four months of leaving school,”

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