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Youth Unemployment in the European Union

MIN READMay 29, 2013 | 12:15 GMT

Portuguese students hold signs, including one that reads "Youth unemployment 40 percent," during a protest in Lisbon on Feb. 27.

(PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

The issue of dealing with youth unemployment is gaining momentum in the European Union. Germany and France recently announced plans to fight the problem, which currently affects roughly a quarter of the bloc's active labor force under the age of 24. But each EU member will need to implement its own structural reforms to successfully deal with the issue....

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